Patented Drilling Technologies and Drill Site Innovations

“We work with our contractors, service companies and suppliers to provide equipment, services and materials, that turn problems into new technology solutions. They are a very important part of our team.”

  • The modifications made by Nabors Drilling to their Hybird CT PACE rigs to use RCCD technology
  • Trican Well Services and Nabors Drilling development of an air turbine motor for concentric coil tubing
  • GE Vetco Gray’s downhole shut-off valve
  • Atlas Copco Prime Energy has helped developed the Air Drying technology for RCCD drilling

Flow path of drilling fluid using double wall drill pipe or coil tubing.

AHC system provides uncontaminated, quality cores.

RCC cements water zones without setting casing.

Air system provides minus 40 dry air, fuel efficiency, one truckload to move.

Coil tubing swab bar removes cement water from casing back to rig tanks.

Reverse Circulating PDC bits allow faster penetration and longer bit life.

RCCD and ADT technology successfully drilled through the wet clay zone of the Colorado Shale.

AHC system run on coil tubing much quicker than drill pipe.

Air hammer drilling through anhydrite in South Texas at 600 feet per hour.

“We Bring More Than Just Money”

“We have put a lot of time, money and effort into developing technologies that can benefit both RC Energy Inc and our farm-in partners to do the following:”

  • Avoid drilling damage from drill cuttings, swelling clays, fines migration and fluid wet ability issues
  • Eliminate lost circulation problems
  • Provide an opportunity to evaluate the formation for the best completion method
  • Ability to evaluate large land positions quickly and cost effectively, to see if commercial hydrocarbons are present
  • Reduce costs, environmental impacts and the time it takes to get production to market
  • Obtain core samples that haven’t been exposed to a fluid
  • Eliminate wellbore methane emmisions by providing a pressure seal surface casing cement job
  • Protect groundwater by using RCC technology

Eliminating Methane Emissions From Leaking Wells

The council of Canadian Acadomies Report Environmental Impact of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada stated "Natural gas leakage from improperly formed, damaged, or deteriorated cement seal is along recognized yet unsolved problem that continues to challenge engineers. Leaky wells due to improperly placed cement seals, damage from repeated fracturing treatmentsor cement deterioration over time have the potential to create pathways for contamination of ground water resources and to increase GHG emissions".

The Solution

Reverse Circulating Cementing

Formation Damage

LR Synergy are one of the world leaders in formation damage. Three important points of emphasis:

  • Formation damage is everywhere

  • Understanding impact and mechanisms are the key

  • We can minimise most formation damage through understanding