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DNO Participates in Reelwell's DualLink Pilot JIP

July 08, 2019

​Reelwell is pleased to announce that DNO has now joined the DualLink Pilot Joint Industry Project. The Norwegian oil and gas operator will contribute with financial support across a two year period to the final stages of development and testing of DualLink, the world’s first drill pipe with power and data.

 

Currently undergoing qualification and drilling tests in Norway and Texas, DualLink will deliver power and data downhole through a robust copper braid. Enabling high bandwidth logging and a drilling telemetry of 56 kb/s, it will facilitate real time drilling decisions, eliminate the need for batteries and turbines, and improve well control.

 

The open access system is easily adopted and integrates with existing infrastructure, allowing for the normal handling of the drill string.

Commenting on DNO’s participation in the JIP, Reelwells’ USA Chief Executive Officer, Ian Silvester said: “We are very pleased to welcome DNO to the JIP as we embark on the final stage of qualification and drilling testing of DualLink: a technology that has the capacity to truly change the industry.”

“The industry is now accepting that the digitalisation of drilling is the logical next step towards gaining production efficiencies and improving well control. We have seen massive efficiencies achived in other industries thanks to digitisation, and we are proud to be amongst those spearheading the digital agenda for the the downhole drilling industry by bringing the first drill pipe with power and data to the market.”

Production of the DualLink pilot string is currently underway in Norway, and a further pilot well in the USA is planned for 2019. Other Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) members include Equinor, Aker BP and The Research Council of Norway.

RDM success in the largest drilling project at Ullrigg for 20 years

October 04, 2018

Together OMV, Halliburton and the research institute Iris, Reelwell has just completed the largest drilling project at Ullrigg for 20 years.


The project was set up to test the potential of our RDM technology and how it could effectively drill the shallow Wisting field reservoirs whilst minimizing risk.

As future wells in the Wisting field in the Barents Sea are only approx. 250m below the seabed, the test consisted of drilling at a very high dog leg build up rate to penetrate the shallow reservoir and circulate at a low flow rate to reduce the equivalent circulating density downhole: necessary to avoid formation damage and get the most production from the Wisting field.

 

Common drilling methods may not be applicable because they create too high pressure but RDM overcomes this and based on initial results, Dag Helge Breivik, drilling manager OMV Norway, told Teknisk Ukeblad - "this technology makes it possible to drill with a significantly lower fluid flow and with lower mechanically transmitted forces than conventional drilling". 

Reelwell AS appoint new board member

August 26, 2018

Reelwell AS have announced the appoint of William Restrepo to serve on the Board of Directors.

Restrepo is Chief Financial Officer of Nabors, a DualLink development partner, along with Aker-BP, Equinor, DP Master and the Research Council Norway.

Reelwell AS establish a US entity

July 31, 2018

Reelwell AS have announced the creation of a new US entity and two appointments which strengthen the company, both strategically and commercially, as they launch the latest stage of development of their proprietary technology, DualLink (powered wired drill pipe).

Journal of Petroleum Technology article on Reelwell Drilling Method

November 30, 2017

Reelwell Drilling Method is featured in the November issue of JPT magazine. 
Introduction to article: “A new drilling method provides a solution for challenges encountered in drilling of long horizontal wells, incorporating a dual drillstring with a separate channel for the return fluid from the well. This arrangement enables managed-gradient drilling (i.e., to drill with a constant downhole pressure gradient that can be controlled to be nearly independent of the flow rate). The solution is similar to managed-pressure drilling (MPD) but differs in that the downhole pressure gradient is managed instead of the pressure at one depth in the well.”

Agreement on strategic cooperation with Halliburton

October 14, 2017

Reelwell AS and Halliburton Energy Services Inc. have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation relating to the development and commercialization of DualLink, a proprietary solution for modifying standard drillpipe to transmit data and electrical power between surface and downhole.

Halliburton will be in a special advisory role for the DualLink development for technical and service aspects, and to ensure business alignment in commercialization.


Reelwell and Halliburton also reconfirmed their mutual interest in cooperation of DualLink promotion and marketing, and this agreement is another milestone in the development of strategic cooperation between the two companies.

“Reelwell is pleased to expand its ongoing relationship with Halliburton through this agreement, “CEO of Reelwell Geir Egil Olsen said. “Cooperation with Halliburton in this instance would not only ensure satisfactory BHA integration, but also means accelerated introduction of DualLink to the market.”

 

Executive Chairman, Jørgen P Rasmussen said, "There is no doubt that DualLink is a game changing technology, and the involvement from Halliburton will help us commercialize this technology next year.  They bring all their resources and experience in testing, qualifying and commercializing technology to the table. This is another excellent alliance for Reelwell."

Norwegian Research Council grants funding for developing the “RDM-C Reelwell Liner- and Casing Drilling”

May 11, 2017

The RDM-C project aim to adapt Reelwell’s dual channel drill string for liner- and casing drilling, solving challenges related to torque and pressure losses. Calculations indicate very good performance on the above points and thereby improve the applications for liner- and casing drilling. A successful technology development will result in large value creation from petroleum fields in Norway and around the world.


The goal for the Joint Industry Project between Reelwell and industrial partners is a pilot by 2019.

Nabors - the worlds largest land rig company invests in Reelwell AS

April 19, 2017

Reelwell AS, is pleased to announce a capital investment of 35 million NOK by Lime Rock Partners, Nabors Industries, Fourclover Aps (a company controlled by Reelwell Chairman Jørgen Peter Rasmussen), and Board member John L Thorogood.

New facility

February 20, 2017

We are delighted to announce that from 20th of February, Reelwell’s new adress is Vingvegen 1, 4050 Sola.

 

Our new premises include modern office space and an extensive workshop.

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