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  1. BP's investigation finds series of failures in Macondo blowout

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 13 Sep 2010

    likely the portion of the drill pipe (from above the eroded point), which broke off and fell down the riser when the top drive fell onto the rig floor or as the rig sank, and the riser collapsed," the report said. A right-hand pipe section

  2. EQUIPMENT | SOFTWARE | LITERATURE

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 2 Aug 2010

    jacket AC drilling motor is a completely enclosed, water-cooled and flameproof AC version designed for drawworks and top drive applications for drilling rigs onshore and offshore. The new motor is cooled by circulating water instead of utilizing

  3. BP's investigation finds series of failures in Macondo blowout

    Online Articles

    Wed, 8 Sep 2010

    likely the portion of the drill pipe (from above the eroded point), which broke off and fell down the riser when the top drive fell onto the rig floor or as the rig sank, and the riser collapsed,” the report said. A right-hand pipe section

  4. EQUIPMENT | SOFTWARE | LITERATURE

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Jan 2012

    drilling rig to load the drawworks, center steel, and bottom mast sections onto sub. The mast ships in three loads with top drive , service loops, lights, block, and mast-raising cylinders all integrated into the mast. This system also allows for

  5. France

    Online Articles

    Thu, 11 Nov 2010

    throughout Liassic to evaluate reservoir and rock properties. The Eurorig class land drilling rig T-208 is a 1,550-hp, top drive equipped unit that will be mobilized from northern Spain and is capable of drilling vertical and horizontal wellbores

  6. DEVELOPMENT OF MORE POWERFUL TOP DRIVES PROGRESSES

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 17 Feb 1992

    000 ft-lb. The load ratings of top drive systems have increased to improve ..... still about 350 offshore rigs without top drive systems that are candidates for retrofitting ..... Systems is the largest manufacturer of top drive systems and has sold 347 units

  7. OTC: Spotlight on Technology recognizes 14 new technologies

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Apr 2007

    OverDrive system, which improves top - drive casing running and drilling operations ..... enhances safety and efficiency of top - drive casing running and drilling operations ..... mounted directly to the rig's top drive . The TorkDrive tools combine the

  8. OTC Spotlight on Technology recognizes 13 innovations

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 10 May 2010

    Aker Solutions ASA for an AC top drive . • Expro Group for a wireless safety ..... Solutions says its new MH MDDM 1000 top drive is the first true modular derrick ..... interrupting other systems of the top drive . Halliburton says its new InSite

  9. CNX Gas drills record Marcellus shale well

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 Jan 2009

    to use Crown Drilling Rig No. 7, a Speedstar 185 with top drive and hook load capacity of 185,000 lb. The rig’s maximum ..... of handling a 318,000 lb hook load. CNX Gas added a top drive . The rig drilled the CNX No. 3, CNX No. 2, and

  10. Canadian drilling pace slows

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 22 Oct 2007

    contractor developing and operating coil-over- top - drive (COTD) drilling rigs that can handle coil or ..... ft with jointed drill pipe (Fig. 4). The top drive of the XTC 400 coil-over- top - drive rig can swing in and out of the derrick (Fig

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