BG Group Inks Agreement with Enhanced Drilling for RMR and CTS Services

BG Group Inks Agreement with Enhanced Drilling for RMR and CTS Services

BG Group has signed an agreement with technology provider AGR Enhanced Drilling for Riserless Mud Recovery services (RMR®) and the firm’s Cuttings Transport System (CTS®).

These solutions will be used on a multi-well drilling campaign on the Knarr Field, located in the Norwegian North Sea.

Enhanced Drilling’s Executive Vice President, David Hine, said: “This contract win is another great testament to the people and technologies here at Enhanced Drilling. We look forward to delivering the benefits of both the RMR® and CTS® systems to BG Group on the Knarr Field.”

RMR® enables operators to use weighted mud during top-hole drilling. All mud and cuttings are returned to the rig, with no discharge to the sea. The result is a safer, more stable top-hole, drilled with minimal environmental impact.

CTS® enables operators to take cuttings, cement, mud, clay and other deposits away from the well area, keeping templates debris free. It has had a major impact on the validity of drilling operations in areas that have been deemed as being particularly environmentally sensitive.


RMR® and CTS® have together been deployed on more than 500 wells worldwide to date.

This latest contract win comes less than two weeks after the announcement that a major operator had signed up to use RMR® services off Sakhalin, Russia, in a deal worth USD3m.

Last year Norwegian company Enhanced Drilling built on its reputation for step-change technological solutions with the introduction of the EC-Drill® Managed Pressure Drilling system, which was used on three deep-water wells in the Gulf of Mexico.

Press Release, July 01, 2013