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PNG Drilling Co. has finished ahead of schedule the construction of new well for South Oil Company.

18.02.2013

PNG Drilling Co. has finished ahead of schedule the construction of new well № 13 for South Oil Company who is a subsidiary company of Astrakhan Oil Corporation Plc from Great Britain.

Drilling  has been realized with  advanced  Italy-American mobile hydraulic drilling  rig without winch «POBEDIT 4000 WEI DC 205» (WEI, Italy).  228 meters of core have been taken, the full range of geophysical well logging were carried out within the drilling, including  tests of  producing formations in the open hole. PNG Drilling Co has achieved a number of records while exploring Astrakhan region oil fields  with difficult lithological structure: building in the run-hoisting operations within  less than 2 minutes,  the record of drilling speed with more than 400 meters per day.

Following the results obtained within the construction of new well № 13 PNG Drilling Company is quite satisfied with  high quality of winterization  and functionality of POBEDIT 4000 WEI DC 205 in terms of law winter temperatures of  -35-40 C and strong north Caspian wind.

At the moment PNG Drilling Co has dismounted POBEDIT 4000 WEI DC 205 and started  moving  it to the new drilling site where next well №14 should be constructed.   Using only one semitrailer  for transportation of entire drilling rig with top drive, the time expected  for transportation and tower-assembly operations on new drilling site  is less than 4 days! It is to be stressed  that  the ;typical drilling rigs like Chinese ZJ40 and ZJ50 need  15-20 multivens trailers for transportation of only one derrick with top drive, that  results in more expensive and longer mobilization and installation procedure  in comparison  with POBEDIT 4000 WEI DC 205. 

In Russia only PNG Drilling Co operates currently mobile hydraulic drilling  rig without winch with  load capacity of 205 tons. One more mobile hydraulic drilling  rig without winch, named «Eskimos 4500 WEI DC 250» (WEI, Italy), will join  PNG Drilling Co  rigs fleet in June 2013. Eskimos 4500 WEI DC 250 is 250 tons drilling  rig with a capacity of cluster drilling and has been designed for drilling works in arctic regions of Russia.

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