Texas Earthquakes Caused By Fracking, Say Scientists !!!

We’ve never done fracking jobs so we don’t know if this is true. It is quite difficult to understand the relationship about Earthquake and Fracking. Please let us about your comment down at the comment box below.

Story –> Scientists say that five Texas earthquakes, including one that hit a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, were all directly caused by fracking. The scientists used a space-based radar that revealed the quakes were triggered by injections of wastewater in both oil and gas drilling.

Five “significant” earthquakes in 2012 and 2013 shook up the Timpson area in East Texas. For the very first time, a group of scientists could track the ground’s movements through radar from satellites. On Thursday, a report in the professional journal Science confirmed that the quakes had occurred unnaturally. Previously, scientists had found this to be likely through a more traditional method.

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Well in an Unbalanced Condition (Video)

The well is in an underbalanced condition while pulling out of hole. You can see in the video below that the fluid is flowing up from the drill pipe side. It is such very important to understand the condition of the well and have the plan to deal with it.

 

These are some thought about this situation from our member in the Facebook fanpage.

Hossam Hamza – Looks like it was failed balanced cement plug job, I see long cement chiksan line on rig floor and circulating head connected with low TQ valve above 1 joint DP in mouse hole, the back flow due to over displacement. Is my guess right???? Continue reading

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Magnetic Declination and Grid Convergent and Their Applications in Directional Drilling

This article will describe about Magnetic Declination and Grid Convergent and how to use them for directional drilling purposes.

Magnetic Declination

In the azimuth reference, three North references are Magnetic North, True North and Grid North (Figure 1). Since these 3 North references are not the same direction; therefore, it must be a correction in order to convert any Azimuth in the same reference. Two main concepts, which are magnetic declination and grid convergent, are used to AZI from the magnetic tool to the AZI referencing to the Grid North.

Figure 1 - True North, Magnetic North and Grid North

Figure 1 – True North, Magnetic North and Grid North

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Baker Hughes cuts employee pay 5 percent by using furloughs

This might be good ideas from Baker Hughes to keep oil and gas people in the business during downturn. Read the full details below.

Houston-based Baker Hughes is cutting employee pay for many U.S. workers by 5 percent through a new furlough program to reduce costs and lessen the need for additional job reductions.

The pay cuts, which Baker Hughes described as temporary, will stretch from the pay period beginning Sept. 11 through the final paycheck of the year. In exchange for the pay cut, employees will get holidays on Oct. 10, Nov. 23, Dec. 23 and Dec. 28, according to an internal memo acquired by the Houston Chronicle.

The memo said the furlough program is designed to “help Baker Hughes reduce the need for additional layoffs and to achieve the cost savings needed to enable profitable growth.” Among those excluded from the pay cuts are some top executives and other global operations employees in the United States;  many employees in chemicals operations; some human resources workers; many sales people; and corporate security and information technology workers, among others. Most leadership is included in the furlough, according to the memo.

Baker Hughes spokeswoman Melanie Kania said in a prepared statement, “These efforts will allow us to lessen the need for additional workforce reductions while remaining focused on serving customers and maintaining safe, compliant operations.”

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