U.S.S.R. TURBODRILLING ROP EXCEEDS U.S. ROTARY RATE

Alexey Alexandrovich Pogarskiy, Anatoliy Michailovich Yasashin All Union Scientific & Research Institute for Organization, Management, and Economics of Oil & Gas Industry Moscow It is common practice in the U.S.S.R. to evaluate drilling estimates by a mere comparison of the footage drilled on a per-rig, per-month basis because the figure integrates the techniques, technology, and management used. According to this approach, the rate of penetration (ROP) in the U.S.S.R. is 2.3-2.8 times less

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