INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES CUT COSTS IN WETLANDS DRILLING

Armando R. Navarro ARCO Oil & Gas Co. Lafayette, La. A creative approach to drilling oil and gas wells in sensitive wetlands areas contributed to a savings of over $1.2 million on a three-well, $3 million drilling project in South Louisiana. ARCO Oil & Gas Co. drilled a three-well project in the Bayou Sale field with a truck-mounted workover rig and a modified solids-control system. This smaller equipment eliminated the need to build a large location in the marsh.

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