How to calculate the capacity of a Fill-up & Circulation Tool?

What do you need to consider when calculating the capacity of the Fill-up and circulation tool? I've provided you with this real life example as a reference.

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Topics: Casing Running

Getting the most out of Fill-Up & Circulation Tools

The hose is gradually losing its position as the preferred method of filling the casing. No wonder when the modern Fill-Up & circulation tools provides more well control, better assistance in getting to TD and improved safety. In this article I will discuss some of the issues related to optimum use of the tool.

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Topics: Casing Running, Drilling

Efficient drill floor handling with Flush Mounted Spider

The introduction of the FMS (Flush Mounted Spider) has made a step change in Tubular Running Operations. The increased safety on the rig floor is obvious when compared to the traditional methods of running casing & tubing. And when it comes to heavy-weight strings, the FMS is your best option.

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Topics: Casing Running, Drilling Equipment, Drilling

Can a competent drilling crew also be used to run casing?


The short answer is; Yes! A competent drilling crew can be used to run casing. In this post I'll look at how we assure that the drilling personnel that assist our TRS crew, are compentent to the task.

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Topics: Casing Running

What is a BX elevator?

The BX elevator is a hydraulic, remotely operated elevator, with changeable bushings, to easily change the "dressing" of the elevator. Which makes it a lot more efficient rather than having to change the entire elevator.

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Topics: Casing Running

Rig Supervisor: How do you know your Tubular Running Services crew is competent?

Our Service Supervisors understand the significance of having a skilled and competent TRS (Tubular Running Services) crew. An experienced casing crew will increase the chance of also having a competent crew, but how do you really know you have a competent TRS crew? Being competent does not always correlate with years of experience.

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Topics: Casing Running

Casing Hanger Make Up with CRT

 

I have previously written about Top Drive Casing Running and the benefits of this method. However, it has a couple of downsides. I will touch upon one of the biggest challenges and what we are doing to overcome it.  

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Topics: Casing Running

Efficient tubular running with automated slips lifter and safety clamp

Long sections of flush joint tubular require your crew to set slips and mount the safety clamp throughout the whole string. In completion, for example, when running a string of perforating guns, you might have as much as 300 - 400 connections including pulling. You could save a lot of backs while saving a lot of bucks, by letting the machines do the heavy work.

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Topics: Casing Running

Improved casing running starts with proper training of the casing crew

I guess most of you with some years in the industry remember the feeling of being a rookie. How you had no idea of the craft, or at least had not figured out how it all connects or relate to one another. I was a mechanic myself and had never been on a rig before. The QHSE-certification was the only oil related training I’d had. Showing up on the yard didn’t exactly put the pieces together. It took some time before I could call myself a TRS operator.

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Topics: Casing Running

The correct use of safety clamps

 

In one of my previous articles I spoke about the use of slips.
Understanding the operation of the slips will make you understand the purpose of the safety clamp.  Why do we use it in our daily operations on the drill floor, whether we run Drill Pipe, Casing or Tubing?

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Topics: Casing Running

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