Middle East Economic Survey


No 33



PDO Says New Top Hole Drilling Technique Saves Time/Money

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has developed a top hole method of well drilling which it says is saving both time and money. In the June edition of the companys monthly newsletter al-Fahal, PDO explains that the new method involves employing a rig that is a non-reservoir rig, such as one used for drilling water wells. The idea is that this top hole rig, which is much cheaper...