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Study finds Neodrill technology reduces environmental impact compared to conventional drilling

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A study by Asplan Viak, the Norwegian consulting engineering and architectural firm, has found that the environmental impact of Neodrill's CAN-ductor technology is between 21 – 44% less than that of a conventionally drilled well.

Study finds Neodrill technology reduces environmental impact compared to conventional drilling

The goal of the study was to quantify the reduction in environmental impact associated with a well drilled using the CAN-ductor technology compared to that of a conventionally drilled well. The reference well used was the Cambo Well in the UK, which was drilled by Siccar Point Energy in 2018. The functional unit used for the purpose of the study was the drilling and casing operations for one production well.

The processes for both the CAN® and conventional drilling were detailed and results were compared across eight environmental impact categories, including climate change and human toxicity. It was found that reduced rig time and need for materials, such as cement and steel in well casings, were the main reasons for the study's findings. In total, the rig time was four days shorter compared to that of the conventional technology. 

Neodrill’s Chief Executive Officer, Jostein Aleksandersen said:

“A reduction of between 21-44% in term of environmental impact is huge for any project from both an environmental and cost perspective and we are very pleased to be able to guarantee clients these results every time our CAN-ductor technology is used. Environmental impact is a concern that will only grow in importance and we are very proud to be playing a role in helping the industry transition to cleaner, safer and greener processes. We look forward to working with clients to further improve efficiencies and reduce their environmental impact using our patented technologies.”


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