Innovation

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Development
Story

As Director of Worldwide Drilling at a leading North American Independent, I was tasked with identifying solutions that deliver significant improvements in drilling performance. We started with a blank slate and set about developing a drilling rig that would meet four simple objectives:

  • Be safer than the safest rig
  • Drill significantly quicker than an AC Electric rig
  • Rig has to be economic
  • Rig has to work first time

Search For
Solutions

For three years, we had the unique opportunity to perform a global search for potential solutions.  We sought new ideas from drilling services providers, rig manufacturers, and equipment suppliers. Outside of oil and gas, we canvassed industries such as mining, pharmaceutical, forestry, farming, food manufacturing, for new rig concepts.  Through this process, we visited over 100 different organizations throughout the world, and studied hundreds of operating rigs.

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Search For
Solutions

For three years, we had the unique opportunity to perform a global search for potential solutions.  We sought new ideas from drilling services providers, rig manufacturers, and equipment suppliers.  Outside of oil and gas, we canvassed industries such as mining, pharmaceutical, forestry, farming, food manufacturing, for new rig concepts.  Through this process, we visited over 100 different organizations throughout the world, and studied hundreds of operating rigs.

Canyon Oak
Energy

We focused on unique and innovative rig solutions to enhance drilling performance, HSE, and sustainability. New rig components were identified and field tested on operating rigs for validation and verification. We developed advancements in Hydraulic Systems, Intelligent Rig Controls, Pipe Handling Systems, and Rig Mobilization Capabilities that addressed demanding drilling environments while reducing drilling times and lowering well costs.

These proprietary technologies and designs that were developed, are now solely owned by Canyon Oak Energy.