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Cyclone Drilling News

Something interesting is always happening at Cyclone.

Cyclone Drilling is not always in the news but that doesn’t mean the company is not doing something newsworthy. The company regular drills difficult and sometimes record breaking wells, reaches safety milestones and is frequently involved in projects that benefit the communities in which we live and work. We try to regularly communicate these achievements through our newsletter the Drilling Line and other media so that Cyclone Drilling will be recognized for what we are: a good corporate citizen that is making a difference every day.

Cyclone Drilling News

New World Record?

Cyclone Rig 32 may have just set a new world record. During a 24 hour period in August the rig drilled 8370 feet on the horizontal lateral for well 745H in the West Lybrook unit.

“We believe this might be the longest lateral ever drilled in our industry in a single day,” said Paul Hladky, Vice President of Cyclone. “It speaks well of the operator, WPX Energy, and of the crew of rig 32.”

New Vertical Record!

Cyclone Rig 38 recently achieved a new vertical drilling record for Continental Resources, drilling 6000 feet in 24 hours. The record included building the “upper” curve to 28 degrees to achieve the tangent angle of the intermediate hole.

“We are proud of this record,” said Patrick Hladky, President of Cyclone Drilling. “It would not have been achieved without the superior engineering and leadership of the operator.”

Cyclone Continues to Break Records!

Cyclone Rig 37 set a new Cyclone record for drilling a lateral during a 24 hour period. The rig drilled a total of 6999 feet of 8.5” hole, including two half hour rig services, in a total of 23 hours.

“Cyclone is committed to safety and to performance,” said Paul Hladky, Vice President of Cyclone. “Achievements like this reflect that commitment and continue the culture of excellence we have established in our daily rig operations.”

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For over 40 years Cyclone Drilling, Inc. has taken pride in providing clients with rigs that put safety and performance first. We realize that clients want safe rigs that perform.


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