Quoted

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”

Albert Einstein


“Our industry suffers from the fear of technology failing, or the old saying of not on my watch. If this attitude continues there will be a lot of reserves left in the ground.”

Jim Livingstone


RCCD Results

Results for 2012

  • Drilled one Caney Shale well in Oklahoma and was successful in getting both gas and liquids without damaging the reservoir

Results for 2009

  • Three farm-ins, 16 wells drilled
  • Areas drilled South Texas, Northern Montana & Central Alberta
  • 75% success rate in finding gas

Results for 2001-2009

  • 41 shallow gas wells drilled
  • 38 of these wells flowed gas to surface
  • Two well drilled through coal seams, flared gas on penetration
  • 6 different formations drilled from southern Texas to northern Alberta

“Expertise Through Experience”


Blue Sky Formation

Bow Island IV Flaring

Milk River Formation

Caney Flare

To date our technology has been used to evaluate seven different formations in North America and include the following:

  • Montana - Bow Island and Colorado Shales
  • Texas - Delaware
  • Alberta - Milk River, Bluesky and Viking
  • Oklahoma - Caney Shale


What have we learned from these seven formations and over forty wells?

  1. These formations damage very easily during conventional drilling and once damage are both expensive and difficult to remedy
  2. Air when used as a drilling medium must be dried to minus forty in reservoirs containing swelling clays
  3. Actual reservoir pressures tend to be much lower in older fields than calculated reservoir pressures, and a lot of reservoir pressure data is out of date
  4. Older field with depleted reservoirs have much lower pressures and sustain significant damage from overbalanced drilling.
  1. A moist clay clap is usually on top of the zone of interest and acts as a seal
  2. Never leave a well bore open hole completed if you have a low temperature reservoir and swelling clays are present
  3. The more pristine reservoir information you have after drilling, the chances of a successful well completion are greatly increased
  4. Complete a seven day pressure build-up test before deciding on your final completion method
  5. High clay content reservoirs damage easily from swelling and fine migrations. Trying to frack in these reservoirs is similar to fracking "peanut butter"