Technology

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Technology

Horizontal drilling allows Tanos to minimize the surface footprint and environmental impact of operations while more efficiently developing oil and gas reserves. Our technical staff continues to demonstrate industry leadership utilizing the most advanced drilling, fracture stimulation and completion technologies.

Horizontal Drilling

Horizontal wells are the cornerstone of Tanos II's business strategy, allowing oil and gas reservoirs to be more efficiently developed with substantially fewer surface locations. This results in cost efficiency while minimizing our surface footprint.

Low-permeability reservoirs such as tight sandstone formations historically required several vertical wells to be drilled to produce the hydrocarbons. A horizontal wellbore drills laterally within the reservoir for thousands of feet, thereby eliminating the need for multiple vertical wells to efficiently produce the oil and gas from the reservoirs.

Our experienced technical staff uses the latest horizontal drilling, fracture stimulation, and completion technology to enhance our unique competitive advantage in developing both conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

Walking Rig

Introduction of the walking rig represents one of the most important advances in drilling technology of our time. Where once operators would have to disassemble an entire drilling rig, move it to another site, and reassemble it, the hydraulic feet of the walking rig allow the entire rig to be moved to another site, up to 100 feet away, in hours compared to days — at a substantial cost savings.

When working on multiple pad wells, Tanos II uses the Scan Cross Drilling Rig, which “walks” hydraulically 20 to 25 feet for every new well on the same drilling location.

Natural Gas Fuel System

The drilling rigs utilized by Tanos Exploration are powered by large engines that are able to run on a mixture of both diesel and natural gas. These bi-fuel systems offer an affordable and efficient means of operating diesel engines utilizing both diesel and natural gas as fuel sources. These systems require no modifications to the internal components of the engine and allows for operation on natural gas up to a maximum of 60% of the fuel required to maintain the desired speed and load. Reduced emissions, lower costs, and extended runtime are just a few of the benefits of the bi-fuel operation.