Focusing on core processes.
Northern believes that drilling and backreaming are the core value-add for any drilling contractor. For our state-of-the-art drilling package, including high torque top drives and high capacity mud systems, we are developing new interfaces to help the driller minimize negative events such as stick slip, whirl, bit balling, and vibration.
Furthermore, it's the driller's responsibility to communicate with the customer, to optimize the settings used when drilling. To this end, we are developing a training program to ensure drillers know not only how to operate the equipment, but how and why to make the necessary process adjustments to maximize performance.