Friday, April 7, 2017

Science & Technology: Specialized Technology for the High Temperature Environment of Iceland Deep Drilling Project

Churchill’s DAV MX Chosen for Record Breaking Geothermal Well (ScandOil)

The DAV MX™ CircSub from Scottish company Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specialising in drilling innovation, was selected for the world’s deepest and hottest geothermal borehole in the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

The DAV MX™ CircSub was selected on the recommendation of a major operator and partner in the IDDP product due to its robust temperature resistance and experience in high pressure high temperature (HPHT) conventional wells. The tool offered a contingency for the IDDP team against pack-off related circulation loss in which the bottom hole assembly (BHA) components would be literally cooked if circulation was lost.

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