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Starting a Directional Drilling Company 4 Replies

At long last I have finally been able to procure my own tools and want to start my own gig.  I have contacts to explore as far as getting business is concerned, I have friends/colleagues that I can…Continue

Started by Travis Baker. Last reply by Genius Khan Nov 11, 2014.

Scribing an adjustable motor 23 Replies

Hey folks,I want to compare methods that folks use to scribe an adustable motor when they have it hanging in the derrick.   You set the bend and then need to track the scribe line up the motor so as…Continue

Started by Overshot. Last reply by Gerald Birt Oct 14, 2013.

DD Contract work?

Just wondering how I would go about doing contract work. I work for a large company but im interested in controlling when and where I work. If there are any DD's that have made this…Continue

Started by Tyler Aguilar Apr 5, 2013.

Directional Drilling Formulas 5 Replies

Hey, guys im looking for a few specific formulas that actually work. One is how to figure high and low of line in the curve and left and right of the line in the curve. The other one is pretty much…Continue

Started by Casey Sepulvado. Last reply by Heath M. (Drillin4DDI) Aug 8, 2012.

Repair Digitrak Sondes

Hi all. I am with Cor-Tek Power out of Texas. We repair the Digitrak sondes and are looking to buy some broken ones to increase our inventory. Gotten so busy here lately we need more in rotation to…Continue

Started by Jaclyn May 29, 2012.

Input on BakerHughes 8 Replies

I haven't seen much for traffic concerning BH and what they're like to work for from a DD perspective. Anyone have any input / feedback?

Started by Overshot. Last reply by Igor Apr 27, 2012.

Hey need slide sheets 3 Replies

Hey there guys, I am a new DD and I am with weatherford. The weatherford slide sheets are gay and I'm having trouble making sense of them as I am changing the format as Im drilling and sliding. Does…Continue

Started by davin jackle. Last reply by Tracy Wilson Jan 19, 2012.

Working for EOG in N.Dakota as Co.Man/DD 7 Replies

Does anyone know of the EOG work up north where the CoMan does the directional work? A friend of mine may possibly be going up there.I just wanted to find out a little bit of info before I went...

Started by Joe lilley. Last reply by Travis Baker Oct 5, 2011.

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Comment by Okan Su on July 21, 2014 at 5:29pm

Hi folks,

I just want to ask if anybody knows the length of stroke and piston diameter of the rock drills, which are RD 520 (produced by Sandvik), HLX 5 (Sandvik), and DHA 600 S (Tamrock) ? I really need these info.

Comment by Patrick Osborne on September 23, 2013 at 8:39pm
Can anyone give me an idea of what a directional driller trainee salary would be. I may have an interview with Baker Hughes, hopefully, and was just wondered what a trainee would make?
Comment by Mark Watson on January 30, 2013 at 2:35pm

I am looking for some information on being a MWD for weatherford. Info such as training time and if its in the field, also what type of pay are we looking at? Trying to decide where to go from here...working on a rig thats drilling for shell and its great! Safest rig I have ever been on.. Also, if anyone knows anything about the safety ositions in the field for shell and what the job title would be so i can search for those jobs...thanks and Drill baby drill!!!!

Comment by Jorge Betancourt on August 11, 2012 at 10:17pm

Does anyone know what's the pay rate for working in Columbia and Mexico?

Comment by Michael Taylor on July 4, 2012 at 11:58am
Anyone here work for scientific...if so can you please message me. I have a few questions.

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