I have a lot of friends on social media in the drilling business. We ask each other questions, give answers to questions and generally interact in ways that help build the industry. We don’t always agree. (Do you know any two well drillers who agree on everything?) But it strengthens the depth of knowledge and broadens that strength in the industry. Here, I’m going to talk about a couple discussions I have been involved in recently.
One was a lively discussion that came up about 2-inch wells. Talk about “poking the bear.” Most of the air drillers said they had never heard of them, wouldn’t drill one and wouldn’t work on them. The guys who live and work in mud country know about them, curse them a lot and won’t work on them. Two-inch wells enjoy a small niche in the drilling world. They are not common anymore. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who drills them, but they had a place in the world and served their customers well for years — and in many cases still do.