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The 30-in. by 34-in. conductor section was drilled and cased at 256 meters, drilling a total of 178 meters in 9.52 hours with an average rate of penetration (ROP) of 18.04 meters per hour. The successful implementation of Frank's modified 22-in. FA-1 CRT in conjunction with the Schlumberger Direct XCD* drillable alloy casing bit saved the operator 1.31 days.
Frank's worked in close collaboration with Schlumberger to successfully complete the design, manufacturing and testing of the new components for the FA-1 CRT in just under eight weeks. The CRT and tubular running services (TRS) for the project were performed by Frank's local operations team in
"Frank's best-in-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, combined with the superior service quality of our Mexico operations, enabled us to rapidly and successfully support our customer in achieving this important global milestone," said Burney J. Latiolais, Jr., Executive Vice President of Global Operations. "This event represents another strong example of our company's capabilities as the leading provider in complex TRS solutions."
Karen Allen– Director, Communications and External Affairs