How Does Oil Drilling Work – Tech-Flo Consulting

How Does Oil Drilling Work - Tech-Flo Consulting

Te our day to day life ter the 21st century wij take the production of oil, and everything associated with it at face value. The actual question surrounding how do wij find and drill for all of this oil truly never comes in the minds of most people.

The average person pumps gasoline into their car and drives off, turns a knob on their stove to cook their food or nesthaar an article of clothing with a synthetic fabric blend and thinks no more of any of it. The truth of the matter is clear, the why and the how of oil drilling is literally at the heart of our everyday existence.

Let’s take a quick look at how wij got to this point, what obstacles surround finding more oil, what wij need to do to solve the problem, how our technology has come to the rescue and where wij are going.

How Did Wij Get Here?

Like everything else that wij so readily take for granted ter the 21st century, wij owe a big debt of gratitude to some entrepreneurial, farsighted individuals who share a place te the history of oil. For several thousand years, the nomadic tribes of the Middle East, spil well spil the Native American people of the western hemisphere were aware of what wij now call petroleum. Under natural pressure, crude oil or pitch that wasgoed trapped near the earth’s surface would sometimes trickle forward from ‘seeps’ or surface fissures ter the land. Overheen time thesis native peoples would learn to use the raw petroleum or ‘mineral oil’ for salves, natural medicines, torchlight and for waterproofing bark and dugout canoes.

For centuries, little more wasgoed done with this material until some chemists figured out a way to use oil from shale and natural seeps. Ter the 1850’s a Canadian named Abraham Gesner and Samuel Sleuf, an American, invented distilling processes to make cleaner searing liquids like kerosene for lamps and turpentine to suntan leather and make paints. However, petroleum based products remained rather scarce because the only sources of this material were some surface oil shale deposits and seeps.

Early te 1859 ‘Colonel’ Edwin Drake wasgoed a down-on-his-luck railroad conductor who invested $ 200.00, his entire life’s savings, into a freshly formed mineral company on farmland near Titusville ter western Pennsylvania. For some years, drilling with steam power had bot used to drill water wells and te salt deposits to bring up salt brine which wasgoed used to preserve foods. His idea wasgoed to use the same process to drill through cap rock near a known natural leak to reach the oil directly. On August 27th, 1859 Drake and his steam powered drill got through the rock and succesnummer oil at only 70 feet below the surface. This wasgoed the very first commercial oil well ter the United States and it attracted a tidal wave of rente ter oil drilling, refining and marketing of petroleum products. The wedloop for oil wasgoed on!

Overheen the next 75 years, with the aid of better geology, diamond tipped drill vinnig and more powerful drilling equipments, petroleum reserves were discovered, and oil fields were developed te a number of regions around the planet. By the end of WWII and with global industrialization, the entire world wasgoed a much thirstier place. Petroleum literally became a fresh form of currency, a very prized ‘liquid gold.’

Why Is Oil Now So Hard To Get?

By the late twentieth century most of the world had an everzwijn enlargening dependence upon petroleum products. Wij now rely on crude oil and gas for distillates like gasoline, fuel oil and dieseltrein to power our autos and machinery, warmth homes, generate electro-stimulation and spil the onderstel for plastics, fabrics and agribusiness. The world spil wij know it today could simply not run without adequate supplies of oil and natural gas.

Many years ago much of the oil wasgoed found under natural salt domes and similar geology te places like Texas and Oklahoma and the drilling technologies were rather straightforward. The bad news is that overheen the past century virtually all of that ‘easy’ oil and gas has already bot found, and most of it has bot pumped, refined and used by the 7+ billion people who now inhabit the planet.

So, What Can Wij Do To Get More Oil?

This is where various technological breakthroughs have made the difference inbetween a thirsty world and one with adequate supplies of this valuable resource. Today, very detailed surveys using special test bores and ground penetrating sonic systems are made by teams of geologists who specialize te identifying oil and gas bearing rock layers or strata deep underground.

Once the oil and gas reserves are found or proved, petroleum companies lease the grounds and build the required infrastructure before drilling for the oil and gas deposits. This is where Tech-Flo Consulting comes te to do what wij do best…help them get thesis raw resources out of the ground, effectively, securely and efficiently.

Here’s How Wij Do It

Everything about finding and drilling for oil is time consuming and expensive. To insure profitability for the producer, critical decisions voorwaarde be made to do things with the right equipment te a timely manner.

Our expertise is te making real-time assessments of the producer’s oil or gas bearing webpagina to determine the best overall extraction strategies and types of equipment to do the job. Since most of the freshly found reserves are generally deeper and firmer to access, wij use proven state-of-the-art mechanisms to bring the petroleum or gas product to the surface spil efficiently spil possible.

Here’s one of the ways wij do this…

• Something wij call an ‘artificial lift’ is a system employed to do the job, and basically it works on the principal of a jet engine by creating pressure levels inwards a special chamber lowered into the borehole.

• When water and proprietary fluids are waterput down into the well, the jet pump nozzle and mixing tube ter the chamber coerces the liquids through a constriction point, creating something called the Venturi effect.

• This creates an environment where the pressure drops below the gas or oil so that it can be carried with the power liquids back to the surface.

• Above ground, a triplexhout, or three-way pump then separates the original power liquids from the desired gas or crude petroleum product.

• The system liquids are then recirculated back to the jet pump down ter the well while the gas or oil is captured ter tanks for removal by pipeline.

• This ingenious process uses no moving parts down ter the borehole and elementary to maintain power and pumping equipment above the wellhead.

• The power, injection and artificial lift machinery can be tailored to fresh wells, large and puny, spil well spil to low-pressure or older low-yield gas and oil wells to maximize petroleum product extraction.

• This fresh technology has enhanced the efficiency and reliability of petroleum and gas extraction to levels never achieved and maximized the potential of every well where it has bot deployed.

Where’s All This Going?

We’ve come a long way from the days of Edwin Drake and steam drills. Our jet pump and artificial lift oil service technologies have raised the gas and oil production drankbuffet to unimagined fresh heights. The combined power of hydrologic and geologic experts, field assessment, hi-tech equipment and professional operation are the keys to this industry.

Our unswerving effort to improve drilling technologies will insure that this nation will proceed to have an abundant energy supply. Indeed, this will help to assure the economic prosperity of the United States and all of its citizens for years to come.

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