Shallow Oil Well Drilling


Geothermal And Shallow oil well drilling

Direct Rotary Drilling is the most common drilling method in both the oil and geothermal industries. Direct –mud rotary drilling offers a number of advantages. It is a very fast and efficient means of drilling and is adaptable to a wide variety of geological conditions.  In many cases direct rotary drilling can be the best alternative, especially for deep wells, directional wells or wells completed into well-lithified rocks.

In keeping with Barbour’s current core values in meeting customer’s demands, Barbour utilizes mobile, yet powerful, singles drilling rigs that offer advantages of a small footprint for tighter working conditions yet stout enough to handle drilling conditions that would normally utilize a doubles rig.

Barbour’s drilling division utilizes a 200,000 lb. capacity heavy singles drilling rig as the primary unit, capable of drilling and completing wells to depths of +/- 5000 feet, depending on casing size. Barbour’s rig 77 is a double drum table drive units, (which can be quickly converted to top drive units with minor modifications). 

Support equipment includes; (2) Gardner Denver PZ7 Triplex Pumps, portable mud pits using 3 panel shakers  and a full manifold of de-silters and de-sanders that provide clean, low solids drilling mud

Barbour’s direct rotary rigs are available for vertical or directional operations for both oil and geothermal drilling projects.

Our dedication to safety and exceptional crews provide additional advantages to our clients for a successful outcome to short or long term drilling programs.

Petroleum and Geothermal Clients Include

Aera Energy
Vaquero Energy
Nations Energy 
Santa Maria Pacific
Nevada Geothermal 

Shallow Oil Well Drilling

International Association of Drilling Contractors