Free Industrial Technology Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles

What is Directional Drilling and How Does it Works

Directional drilling is a type of drilling that has been used for oil and gas since the 1920s. The technology has improved over the past years the overall concept of it is still the same. It is all about drilling wells at a variety of different angles, not just vertically in order to reach and produce the oil and the gas better. It also allows for several different wells from the same vertical bore which then minimizes the environmental impact.

With the improvement in sensors and global positioning technology this has helped to make huge improvements in this type of drilling. Now in today's drilling, the angle of drill bits are controlled with incredible accuracy through what is known as real time technologies, giving the oil and gas industry different solutions to different drilling challenges they might run into and this then increases efficiency and lowers the cost of drilling.

The different tools that are often used in directional drilling would include whip stocks, bottom hole assembly configurations, measuring devices that measure in 3D, mud motors and special drill bits.

From one location different wells can be drilled at a vast variety of different angles allowing drillers to tap reserves that are miles away and even more than a mile under the surface of the earth.

Often non-vertical wells are drilled by simply pointing the drill in the direction needed. With more complex ways of directional drilling it utilizes bends near the bits along with a down hole steerable mud motor to be able direct the bits in different directions from its well bore axis. T hey pump drilling fluid through the mud motor while doing this. After they reach their angle or angles, then the drill string is rotated which includes the bend and this ensures that the drill bit will not drill in a different direction from the axis.

Another type of directional drilling is horizontal and this is used to increase the production of oil and gas. The well is drilled horizontally across a formation of oil and gas. This can actually increase the production up to 20 times more than that of the vertical directional drilling. This type of drilling has a well bore that is over 80 degrees and can include more than a 90 degree angle drilling upward.

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

cordless hammer drill super abrasives mud weight cement crew intact core derrick exploration gas industry mining technology sand shoring costs industry standard trenching lost cores prehistoric times gravel utility pipelines drill collar oil crew thermal mining eye protection heavy equipment electric hand held hammer crossings drilling crew rock surface mining equipment shaft premature wear mining drills slant drilling carbide tipped masonry bit oil industry drilling joints expensive diamond tipped masonry drill bit landscape retrieval tool mud puppy solids control black powder archeological finds diamond abrasive horizontal directional drilling mineral solution borehole rock deposits donward pressure silver open pit mining existing structures metals microships dredge mining rock ore mining supplies right tools gold mining scalping screen desander diamond carbide bit hematite gold mining suppliers industrial diamonds core drilling metal detector drill bit marking pencil semi-submersible rig kelly soft ore polishing mining companies micro-electriomechanical slim hole drilling rig hardest material ochre surface mining environmental impact gold mining operation roads mining desanding cones portable drilling technology horizontal slice gold deposits cement slurry mining systems copper rivers mechanical drills lead land based drilling rig minerals main drilling hole insitu mining drill site block caving stone age lonewall systems deviated drilling diamond drill casing pipe jackup drill rig rock formations stream beds abrasive sanding wilderness area coiled tubing drill rig conduits natural gas extraction excavation drill holes well drilling coal mining trenchless holes chemical composition drilling gear diamond directional boring sediment cyanide oilfield equipment dynamite solution mining drill chuck drilling pipe top plug drill mud coal extraction tunneling underground mining little disturbance rock drilling cut and fill bentonite drilling gel sediment mining extreme heat oil drilling professional mason increased production mining saws gold panning drilling rig charged battery soil disturbance oil rig ecologically sensitive room and pillar coring rod rock cuttings broken cores mining drill tolerance levels top rock drilling rod soluble deposits geologic reservoirs drill ship

Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Technology Blogs
blog directory