Applications: Rough-seas

The prevention of torsional vibrations or stick-slip is an essential aspect of the process of drilling exploration and production wells for oil and gas.

Through its patented Anti Stick-slip Tool (AST), Tomax provides a stable, safe drilling environment, free from stick-slip vibrations produced in the process of cutting through problematic underground formations. The suppression of stick-slip vibrations will also release energy for faster rates of penetration (ROP). As a result, the use of AST will always add significant value where the drilling operation faces risk from stick-slip vibrations.

Deepwater Development Update

As part of a new development offshore Ghana, Tullow Oil plc wanted to look at ways to reduce downhole tool failures while still maintaining time-efficient […]

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Ivar Aasen

First case report with practically full AST implementation The Aker BP drilling team had an ambitious goal for speed on Ivar Aasen. As a result, […]

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Using AST for directional drilling with rig heave

Bad weather on floating drilling facilities can make the heave compensator struggle and the WOB becomes unstable. An AST can be used to improve on […]

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Drilling with slim motor BHA from floating rig

Drilling a slim hole from a semi-submersible in rough seas was almost impossible due to inadequate load on the heave compensator system. AST was called […]

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Improving deepwater efficiency

Deepwater exploration from large drillships is on the rise. These vessels offer great benefits in terms of mobility and capacity but, from a drilling perspective, […]

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Kvitebjørn – HPHT Cool Down

High temperature, high pressure wells are always demanding. One obvious challenge is to keep the mud cool. If the mud gets too hot, vital functions […]

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Improved Productivity in Rough Seas

The AST saved at least on day on each section drilled compared to previous wells having the same sea conditions. Objective The combination of 7 […]

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Total Egypt

The campaign needed extensive under-reaming and caused concerns over vibrations and long bit trips. The group of partnering operators went diligently through all available methods […]

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