Ryan Directional Services inks deal to deploy Alcoa pipe in North American shales

Posted on 22 August 2014

Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s lightweight alloy drill pipe for faster onshore horizontal drilling across North American shale plays.

Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s lightweight alloy drill pipe for faster onshore horizontal drilling across North American shale plays.

Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications across North American shale plays. Under the agreement, Ryan has exclusive rights to deploy Alcoa’s drill pipe for use with directional mud motor technology in horizontal drilling. Financial details were not disclosed.

“Alcoa Oil and Gas is proud to work with an industry leader like Ryan Directional Services to offer our innovative, cost-saving solution to the oil industry,” said Tim Marvel, Managing Director. “Our lightweight, proven drill pipe enables operators to drill farther and faster using existing equipment, reducing operational costs and increasing productivity.”

Using conventional drilling motors, Alcoa’s alloy drill pipe has been proven to increase the rate of penetration versus conventional steel pipe and assist in hole cleaning during horizontal drilling. The lighter weight alloy increases rig capacity, reduces torque and drag, and reduces distance limitations on longer laterals.

“We are excited to be able to offer this innovative drilling alternative,” said Nigel Evans, President of Ryan Directional Services. “It is our commitment to our clients to continually discover technologies that will address their challenges in the land-based market.”

FarReach is a trademark of Alcoa.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 29 October 2014

    New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

    Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs...

  • 29 October 2014

    Baker Hughes launches all-electric intelligent well system

    Baker Hughes has commercially released its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system. It allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones...

  • 29 October 2014

    Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

    Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting...

  • 28 October 2014

    First extension well in pre-salt Libra leads to oil discovery

    The Libra consortium announced that the drilling of the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil...

  • 28 October 2014

    Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

    Schlumberger has launched its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service. It helps operators to evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data...

  • Read more news