Would you like to start a free subscription?
Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
For several years, US contractors have been working in partnership with oil and gas operators and rig designers to develop fit-for-purpose modern technology land rigs in an effort to streamline the entire drilling process. Grey Wolf, Inc. has introduced a new fit-for-purpose drilling system, PaDSRig (Production and Drilling System), which is specifically designed for drilling multiple wellbores from a single pad location. Pad drilling has emerged as a way to minimize environmental impact because it allows multiple-well access to larger areas and targets beneath sensitive surface environments. Now companies can tap underground producing reservoirs with a much smaller “footprint” on the surface. Combined with horizontal and directional drilling techniques, multiple-well pad drilling has been used to reduce initial habitat disturbance by as much as two-thirds or more. Grey Wolf’s PaDSRig No. 109 debuted on April 25 of this year. The rig was engineered and manufactured in Houston by IDM Group.
This area of the site is restricted.
In order to gain access, please either Log
In, or subscribe to World Oil.
Two options are available to you for creating an account.
1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.
Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.
2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate
and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber
you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and
free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:
Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.
If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
Kuala Lumpur - March 25-28
The Woodlands, TX - April 1-3
Houston, TX - April 6-9
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2014 World Oil. © 2014 Gulf Publishing Company.