Equipped with two modern rigs and employing highly trained staff, this new company will aim to partner clients’ drilling projects.
ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2008 International certification
In the first half of 2013 RAG decided to introduce an environmental management system for its drilling operations. The key environmental aspects of these operations, which are the responsibility of the new RAG Energy Drilling (RED) subsidiary, were adapted in line with the ISO 14001 standard in the course of a few months.
RED decided to adapt their existing quality control measures to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and have them certified. Additionally, the merging of the management systems into one integrated management system aimed at improving the efficiency and clarity of the existing systems. Mid-2015, the certification process was kicked off and already at the beginning of September the challenge of a 1st audit by "DNV Business Assurance" had to be mastered. This pre-audit did not result in major findings of any discrepancies and the certification process could be successfully completed with the main audit at the beginning of January 2016, as had been planned.
Thus, RAG Energy Drilling can now present itself as an ISO 14001:2004, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
The requirements that drilling operations must meet are becoming more exacting all the time. High-precision 3D seismic, high-tech materials, cutting-edge drilling techniques and experienced teams are all crucial to successful wells. Today, thanks to new methods, it is possible to drill far deeper, further and faster. Given the right geological conditions and the efficient use of new technologies, it is possible to achieve daily drilling performances of 500 metres or more. These technologies have recently opened the way for horizontal wells with lengths of up to 3,500 metres, as RAG has shown at its Puchkirchen and Nussdorf storage facilities. Our two drilling rigs (the E200 and E202), with their rated hook loads of 250 tonnes (t) and maximum hook loads of 300t, can reach depths of up to 5,500 metres.