Working in the drilling field takes a lot of patience and accuracy. You can't just go into the profession and try to wing it. In doing so, you could end up making a lot of costly mistakes that could jeopardize the project at hand. Pay special attention to the following mistakes to make sure you don't make any of them when working in the field. You will save yourself a lot of time and hassle in the end:
Adequate Geo-technical Surveys Matter
When working in the field, one of the main things to remember is that the property needs to be surveyed. You can't simply go out and start drilling into the ground and hoping that everything is going to turn out okay. To help minimize the chance of any drilling risks from occurring, a survey can outline everything in the area around you.
Unfortunately, Geo-technical information is often minimal and there haven't been surveys done along the route. By planning proactively, you can avoid having to make any rash decisions at an inopportune time. Trying to solve a situation on the job site can be frustrating and overwhelming for everyone involved.
If a survey hasn't been done recently, see how quickly one can be done beforehand to prevent running into any what-if situations down the road.
Records Need to be Accurate
Keeping accurate records is more important than ever, especially when it comes to trying to recover any broken drill pipes. If you are dealing with forward reaming, it causes the drill pipes to be significantly compressed. Because of this, there is an excellent chance that the pipe is going to fail and you are going to be left trying to recover the part from beneath the surface.
With proper measurements being on file, you can minimize the chance of something going wrong. It also shows you where any broken components are located to determine what the best tool to use is, while carefully working to recover the component that broke.
Accurate records help drilling professionals to refine the search area. Even the smallest error could cause a number of problems for the crew attempting to drill.
As the industry continues to grow and change, it will cause new technology to surface that enables the expectations of the client to be met with ease. Planning for everything thoroughly allows the drilling process to be handled in a smooth and efficient manner. If you still have questions, contact a company like Haz-Tech Drilling Inc. to learn more.