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D&C Tech Digest

Huisman rig completes 1st well in 6 weeks; drills surface hole using drilling with casing Huisman’s newly developed containerised drilling rig, the LOC 400, operated by the Northern Dutch Drilling Company (NDDC) for Northern Petroleum Netherlands (NPN), successfully completed its first well in Werkendam, The Netherlands. The unit drilled the well to a TD of 2,650 m (8,694 ft), from spud to rig release, in a period of six weeks. The LOC 400 drilled its first well to a TD of 2,650 m in six weeks. In addition, the 780-m (2,559-ft) surface hole was completed using drilling with casing techniques, which is a first for The Netherlands, and the depth of the surface hole by drilling with casing is a ...

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