Meridian Drilling expands operation to Dubai

UK-headquartered geo-exploration drilling company Meridian Drilling has opened a new office in Dubai, bringing its operations base closer to projects in Africa and the Middle East. The office, based in Dubai Airport Freezone, will support operations and logistics for the privately owned company, which has earned a reputation for working in remote and difficult environments. Managing director ... [More]

Meridian breaks new ground with vegetable-based drilling fluid

An innovative new vegetable-based drilling fluid, developed by Meridian Drilling and Morrison Muds, promises an environmentally friendly alternative to hydrocarbon based fluids. The specialist fluid was developed for drilling highly soluble potash salts and other problematic strata and has none of the disposal issues of hydrocarbon-based muds. It can dramatically improve core recovery and hole ... [More]