To help one’s understanding about the drilling Industry as a whole, let’s backtrack to the very beginning and answer the simple question, what are drills used for in the Oil & Gas Industry?
Essentially, drills are simply used to reach reservoirs of fossil fuels and this has been the case since the 19th century. Even though the drilling Industry poses massive challenges, energy companies increasingly look offshore and head towards deeper waters to assist fuelling modern society.
In order to construct and make the wells that are needed for extraction, exploration and production organisations usually contract specialised drilling companies to make these wells. Drilling beneath up to several kilometres of pitch-dark ocean is a daunting task.
The drilling process begins when researchers from an energy organisation identify a potential undersea oil deposit. Drilling rights are then obtained to the site to prepare it for exploratory drilling.