How to drill a vertical top hole

Top hole drilling is as much science as art. But in order to do it right, you've got to mean business. Here are three basic things you need to get right in order to avoid building inclination. Follow these principles and you will end up with a vertical top hole, and not the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Topics: Drilling

What is drill pipe buckling and how to prevent it from happening

Drill pipe buckling is a nasty thing. When a tubular (casing or drill string) buckles, it can become useless - or worse, it may cause other problems, like parting the string with time consuming fishing operations and costly repairs.

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Keen on getting stuck pipe? Try these 5 tricks

To every drilling supervisor, getting stuck pipe is a nightmare. You want to get out, but you can't. But unlike a bad dream, which is free of charge, stuck pipe costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a day. Still, getting stuck is a character-moulding experience worth its weight in gold.

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