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Downhole Drilling PRODUCTS Bio-Stable Drilling Fluid Fuel Maximizer. Nabors Drilling USA Williston, North Dakota November 2010. Shale tailings: Drilling head temperature +500° F. The ProOne Drilling Fluid will handle these high operating temperature ranges which will
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Williston, North Dakota
temperature +500° F
The ProOne Drilling Fluid will
handle these high operating
temperature ranges which will
help stop Hydro-Locking. Also
will help reduce the friction
and lower the temperature.
with Invert Diesel
Drilling Fluid drums
emptied in to the vats.
Mixing valves to load
from the vats to the
Drilling Fluid in to the
Cooled the pumps
by +30° and helped reduce
fluids that were by passing
the seals within hours.
The shale tailings can
cause up to $500,000
in repairs to the drill string.
This cost can be at least
cut in half, using the
ProOne Drilling Fluid.
239’ per hour from 48’ ROP,
by adding 4 drums (5%) of the
ProOne DownHole Drilling
Fluid to the Invert Diesel
Drilling Fluid at 6,259.72’
After the ProOne Downhole
Drilling Fluid is out of the
system. The ROP returns to the
48’ ROP with the Invert Diesel
Drilling Fluid at 8,269.42’.
Drums of the PODF added. ROP increase from 88.1’ to 117.2 in 19 minutes at 17799’.
These test results are from the last approximately 3000’ of the lateral. ProOne Downhole Drilling Fluid was mixed in the Brine at 5% and was introduced in 20 barrel sweeps as needed starting at approximately 17,700’ ….. the well finished at 20,815’.
As you can see from the pictures of the Pason the torque was in the 12,000 to 13,000 range and gradually reduced to the 10,000 to 11,000 range over approximately 20 minutes after ProOne hit the bit.
The pressure was at 2495 and over the same time period reduced to 2333.
The Company Man for Newfield was impressed as he noticed a significant drop in torque, pull and pressure. It was also mentioned to me by a Company Man that this is the first time they have been able to complete a lateral of this length with only one mud motor and one bit….saving a trip out, a mud motor and a bit.
I was on the rig floor when the Driller was pulling back in order to run a viscosity sweep and before the introduction of ProOne he was having difficulty getting the drill string and bit back to the bottom. After the introduction of ProOne to the system the problem went away…..The Driller had a smile on his face and was very happy with the performance of ProOne’s Product.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE RESULTS WERE ACHIEVED ONLY USING ABOUT 8 DRUMS OF PRO-ONE IN THE LAST 3000’ OF THE WELL.
THE DRILLING ENGINEER WAS VERY IMPRESSED AND INCICATED TO ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO USE OUR PRODUCT ON BOTH RIGS THAT HE WAS IN CHARGE OF UNTIL SOMEONE TOLD HIM TO STOP.
J. Blaine Rupp
The attachments are results from our latest Downhole drilling in North Dakota. As you will read the recap letter you will see they have had great success drilling the lateral at 3,000 feet.
They completed the 6,000’ lateral without tripping the line (removing the drill string) using the same drill bit, mud-motor and now drilling the lateral 25% faster with our ProOne Downhole Drilling Fluid. They usually will use one to two additional drill bits and mud-motors per lateral. One drill string removal will cost at least one full day to trip the line, this is done at approximately $55.00 per minute or almost $80,000 per day drilling costs. You will notice that the Rate Of Penetration (ROP = feet per hour drilled) increases from 88.1 ROP to 117.2 ROP. On this drill site they ended up at a little over 20,800 feet which is 693 - 30’ sections which are tripled together and processed at 90’ per section. That is a lot of sections (231) to trip out if a bit or mud-motor has to be exchanged out.
Last week Newfield committed two additional wells full time to our products and they are currently adding additional wells.
Torque reductions and pressure continues to drop using the ProOne Drilling Fluid.
Based on the results we have seen to date in North Dakota, the following cost savings
can be expected in a typical well with the use of ProOne Drilling Fluid.
We have used conservative numbers that we believe are not only achievable but will in
most cases be exceeded. Savings are based on a 30-day month.
20% increase in R.O.P. (Rate of Penetration) = 6 days @ $80,000 per day = $480,000
1 trip for the vertical = 1 day @ $80,000 per day = $80,000
1 trip for the lateral = 1.5 days @ $80,000 per day = $120,000
2 drill bits @ $25,000 ea = $50,000
2 mud motors @ $7,000 = $14,000
Total savings = $744,000
ProOne product cost = 18 drums (lateral) + 50 drums (vertical) = 68 drums
@ $1,925 ea = $130,000
Less replaced drill lubricant = 68 drums @ $1,200 = $81,600
Net incremental cost to use ProOne Drilling Fluid = $130,000 – 81,600 = $48,400
ROI = $744,000/$48,400 = 1537%
It should be stated that conditions vary greatly and the above numbers are based on
drilling 18,000+ foot wells in shale using Invert Diesel for the vertical and Brine for the
lateral. We would expect that drilling in other areas under different conditions would
have similar but not the same results.
farmers and environmental concerns.
When the ProOne
was added, the
majority of the
Black Smoke was
no longer visible.
1200 horsepower per engine
3 engines per drilling rig
Each diesel engine burns
Approximately 600 gallons
(1800 gallons for the 3 engines)
of #2 diesel fuel per day.
Average savings when
ProOne Fuel Maximizer
equals 160 gallons per day
per 3 diesel engines, plus
emission and carbon build up
The re-fueling diesel tanker
arrives every other day.