On March 21 members of our chapter visited drilling rig of Rokietnica 5H (Polish Oil and Gas Mining) which is held in Przybroda near Poznan. Coordinators of the trip were Monika Szokaluk and Ewelina Niklas.
At first the participants were learned on safety at the drilling site, learned about the parameters of the hole, drilling and history of the gas deposit underneath.
An important element of the trip was the sighting of the drilling rig itself, with the possibility of observing the work of the drillers during the removal of the pipes. They visited an electrician who told us what happens during a power failure and when power generators are needed on a drilling rig.
Geophysicists from Torun presented methods of geophysical investigation, used on drilling and how the actual information about drilling is displayed.
Expert of the drilling fluid (mud), showed how mud are used and what tests are done before the mud is used in the hole.
The geologist who worked there presented the lithological situation in the area and presented samples of the cuttings that had been selected from the hole. He showed ways of storing the material and told about problems with precise measurement of the thickness of the lithological layers. This was the last point of departure, after which participants after a short walk back to Poznan.
Thank you for the opportunity to visit the drilling rig for Polish Oil and Gas Company workers!