8.5in Section Drilling – Best Practices

8.5in Section Drilling - Best Practices 8 ½” Section Preparation checklist

  • Drilling Engineer is to organise pre-section meetings at the rig site, with rig and office personnel to discuss section objectives and hazards.
  • Confirm primary and contingency bits (including milled tooth and insert tri-cone) are available on location.
  • Confirm hydraulics and bit nozzle requirements with Operations Engineer and dress bit accordingly.
  • Gauge all stabilizers and check connections of all BHA components. Prior to RIH, the Drilling contractor will provide an accurate BHA report including serial numbers and dimensions of all the . . .

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