Madagascar Oil Sands

Madagascar Oil Sands

This drilling package, prepared for a major oil sands project in the remote western highlands of Madagascar,  included a T3 drilling rig and a full suite of drilling and large diameter wireline coring equipment.  Support equipment for the project included custom built triplex mud pumps, a water hauler and pipe/water support truck, , air drilling equipment, ATV logging equipment, a mobile equipment maintenance shop, a mobile core lab and all associates spares and drilling tools for long term, remote site drilling operations.

The project included building and assembling all of the required drilling gear, providing crews, mobilizing all supplies and setting up for both production well drilling and coring.  Over 200 containers were assembled in Houston and shipped to offshore Madagascar, where landing craft were mobilized out of Kenya.  The gear was offloaded by ship crane and run up onto the beach before starting the long journey to a remote camp.

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