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Casing filling and equipment at centre of TRS offering

Casing equipment load ratings and casing filling has significant role to play in successful drilling projects, writes Andrew Corrigan, TRS product line manager The drive for safe operations has never been so important, as the industry seeks to…

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The importance of Magnets in a Wellbore Cleanup String

The use of magnets has proven to be a simple, cheap and effective way of removing metal debris from a well. Every WBCU operation should include…

Why hardbanding of joints can help prolong drillstring life

Drill pipe tool joints are tough as steel, but before you send them down hole, be sure they have the proper protection. Hardbanding does the job…

Casing Make-Up Torque and Turn

If you think make-up is all about reading graphs on a computer display, this is undoubtedly a blog post you should read carefully. To master the…

A novel approach to casing preparation after drilling

With increased well costs, particularly in deepwater wells, the benefits of combining operations in one trip are too good to ignore. With new advances…

What is drill pipe buckling and how to prevent it from happening

Drill pipe buckling is a nasty thing. When a tubular (casing or drill string) buckles, it can become useless - or worse, it may cause other problems,…

Should the rig own or rent the Casing/Power Tongs?

Don't make a too shallow decision based solely on the cost of investment. The following key factors should be taken into considertion when deciding…

Inflow (Negative) Testing – Why & how?

When drilling the well and running tubulars, the drilling fluid will have a higher density than the reservoir/formation fluids to prevent any…

How to choose the right drill pipe

Smart drilling professionals don't rely on dumb luck when choosing their dumb iron. Selecting the right drill pipe for the job is just as important as…

4 ways to avoid having people in red zone

You've thoroughly identified and marked your hazards. Safe routes are established. Bolts and nuts are constantly being tightened and the safety mats…

How to do BOP and marine riser clean up in fewest possible runs

Premature completion failure caused by debris interfering with valves, electronics and hardware is an ever-present threat. A robust clean up of the…

Keen on getting stuck pipe? Try these 5 tricks

To every drilling supervisor, getting stuck pipe is a nightmare. You want to get out, but you can't. But unlike a bad dream, which is free of charge,…

Do you expect to reach casing TD at first attempt?

We're in a highly competitive business were figures are astronomical and the fine line between success and failure is made out of a pile of…

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