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Title: Amoco`s test facility develops new drilling technology

Abstract

Amoco Exploration and Production`s Catoosa Test Facility (CTF), located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, 20 mi northeast of Tulsa, drills more than a dozen holes a year to average depths greater than 1,300 ft in highly representative sedimentary rocks using a large converted-snubbing type rig and a small directional drilling unit. Amoco uses the facility for proving its own R and D drilling and completion concepts and addressing specific problems from its many international operating units. Another 15-20% of the rig time is leased to service companies for commercial tool development. This article describes how: CTF was conceived and developed starting in 1985; The primary ``big rig`` is operated and what its capabilities are; Drilling data is collected and handled; and The unique pre-drilled hole system is used to minimize rig moves. Also discussed briefly is the smaller workover type rig used for short-radius horizontal drilling tests and what goals the operators see for present and future CTF operations.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Amoco Exploration and Production Technology Group, Tulsa, OK (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
147957
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Oil
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 216; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; WELL DRILLING

Citation Formats

Behr, S., Oster, J., and Warren, T. Amoco`s test facility develops new drilling technology. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Behr, S., Oster, J., & Warren, T. Amoco`s test facility develops new drilling technology. United States.
Behr, S., Oster, J., and Warren, T. Sun . "Amoco`s test facility develops new drilling technology". United States.
@article{osti_147957,
title = {Amoco`s test facility develops new drilling technology},
author = {Behr, S. and Oster, J. and Warren, T.},
abstractNote = {Amoco Exploration and Production`s Catoosa Test Facility (CTF), located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, 20 mi northeast of Tulsa, drills more than a dozen holes a year to average depths greater than 1,300 ft in highly representative sedimentary rocks using a large converted-snubbing type rig and a small directional drilling unit. Amoco uses the facility for proving its own R and D drilling and completion concepts and addressing specific problems from its many international operating units. Another 15-20% of the rig time is leased to service companies for commercial tool development. This article describes how: CTF was conceived and developed starting in 1985; The primary ``big rig`` is operated and what its capabilities are; Drilling data is collected and handled; and The unique pre-drilled hole system is used to minimize rig moves. Also discussed briefly is the smaller workover type rig used for short-radius horizontal drilling tests and what goals the operators see for present and future CTF operations.},
doi = {},
journal = {World Oil},
number = 10,
volume = 216,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {10}
}