Directional drills are used in the practice of non-vertical wells and have been an integral part of the oil and gas industry since the 1920s. Directional drilling includes three main specialised applications: extended-reach drilling (ERD), multilateral drilling and horizontal drilling. drilling. ERD can be used to access offshore reservoirs from land locations without the need to construct a platform. Multilateral drilling allows the operator to comprise more than one wellbore that has been drilled from and is connected to a single main bore. Finally, horizontal wells are drilled to a point above the reservoir and it is then deflected and the angle will increase to 90 degrees or more. Using horizontal drilling can help to overcome the problem of water and gas coning, as well as improving productivity.
Here at Omnia Machinery, we have a range of used directional drills to suit your requirements from brands such as American Auger and Astec. Should you not find the right specification of machine for your project, please do not hesitate to contact us, where our experienced sourcing specialists can find the right machine for you.