Giniyat G. Ishbaev Doctor of Engineering Science opens up new opportunities. He unites a team of like-minded people into “BURINTEKH” Company and continues the traditions of the classical Ufa school of bits at the origins of which were A.I. Spivak, N.F. Kagarmanov, M.R. Mavlyutov and others.
An office and production facilities were opened in the center of Ufa, on Karl Marx Street. In the same year the company created the first production of diamond bits in Russia.
Production moves to Yubileynaya Street. The purchased shop is put into operation in a short time. The first machines are purchased on lease; bits are produced in small batches after which they undergo field tests. According to the results of drilling changes are made to the design. This is how the tool that allows getting high results is created.
Bits for drilling the lower intervals of production casing sections in Western Siberia were designed and successfully ran, due to the use of which the period of well construction was significantly reduced. “BURINTEKH” every day attracts more and more professionals.
The enterprise is expanding - the second building is being commissioned, there is constant improvement, the team is working with enthusiasm. Employees make their first presentations at exhibitions where they proudly demonstrate goods of BURINTEKH’s own production. The bits reach a level of 2000 m meterage along the lower intervals of the production casing in Western Siberia.
The design of the bit for the upper wellbore intervals was a significant development. From now on the entire well could be drilled with “BURINTEKH” PDC bits with higher technical and economic indicators than traditional roller-cone bits. The meterage of the first bit for conductor drilling BIT 292.9 M4 at the customer's fields was more than 8000 m (eleven sections) which is more than three times higher than the average for roller-cone bits in the region. The first core barrel SK-178/100 is being successfully tested in the fields of Bashkortostan and Western Siberia.
One of the most significant events is the development of a steerable PDC bit series BIT-2 which allows drilling directional wells in Western Siberia per one run below surface casing. This was a tremendous drilling breakthrough!
The first machine with numerical control (CNC) appeared in production. 4- and 5-axis machines were purchased. The accuracy has increased and the time spent on tool production has been significantly reduced. In the same year a service support department was founded which is engaged in tool run at the customer's facilities.
Regional offices were opened in Nefteyugansk, Noyabrsk and Novy Urengoy. Drilling muds department and muds lab was established. The first in-house developed mud was patented and is now successfully used in a variety of conditions. Later a number of patents for other muds were received.
The range of steerable bits is expanding. All diameters used to drill wells are being developed. A new type of tool is being developed and is undergoing successful field tests: for workover, for drilling multilateral wells, for casing exits.
A regional office was opened in Gubkinsky. The line includes PDC bits with a diameter of 393.7 mm. “BURINTEKH”, Ltd received the SHELL Global Drilling Performance Award - the steering wheel of the F1 car piloted by Michael Schumacher in the 2005-2006 season. This achievement became especially important for the Ufa enterprise. “BURINTEKH” has demonstrated compliance not only with the advanced technologies of leading international companies, but also with quality and industrial safety standards.
Regional offices appear in Nizhnevartovsk and Orenburg. MWD engineering support department is being established, the specialists of which are engaged in drilling directional and horizontal wells using MWD systems “GEOLINK” and “Compass”.
A new bit for hard rock drilling was produced. The bit BIT2-220.7 MCP was successfully ran in trias of the Rogozhnikovskoye field. The enterprise now has a test bench for PDC cutters.
The first foreign representative office was opened in Kazakhstan. The third workshop was opened in production.
The most important event was the entry of a line of steerable high-speed bits 416 series. These are the most demanded drill bits in Western Siberia. Drilling speed has increased significantly.
The production of matrix bits was opened; earlier this tool came to the country only from other countries. The first run of the matrix bit 295.3 B 616 YM.30 is taking place at the Orenburg fields with a positive result. “BURINTEKH”, Ltd celebrates its first anniversary - the enterprise is ten years old. About 200 representatives of Russian and foreign companies came to the celebration. For the first time the employees of the enterprise, who have worked for 10 years, were awarded with golden badges “BURINTEKH”.
Matrix production is developing, in particular the impregnated type of matrix bits. They are used for drilling hard and very hard formations. The enterprise is developing new promising markets: Eastern Siberia, the European part of Russia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan and far abroad. In Kazakhstan it was possible not only to increase the ROP, but also to significantly reduce the well construction period in general.
The company acquires a plant in the United States that manufactures roller-cone bits. The plant is named “BURINTEKH USA”, LLC.
A well casing laboratory was created. For the reliable operation of wells in difficult conditions special backfill compositions are required the development of which is carried out by the laboratory. The plans include the development of new niches - high-temperature wells, remedial cementing as well as cementing in the permafrost zone.
A new office building with an area of 3500 square meters was built. A large number of high-tech equipment is being purchased - processing centers, which account for the bulk of work on the manufacture of serial products.
Full cycle roller-cone bits production workshop was launched. The production is equipped with the state of the art equipment. The only vacuum furnace in Russia operates here. Inspection machine with programmed control was purchased - there is no such device either in Russia or in the neighboring countries. In addition the production of jars was launched.
More than 10000 square meters of production facilities and new office building to already existing 30000 were purchased where the Training Center of the enterprise will be located and a personnel adaptation program will be organized. One of the successfully implemented projects was the organization of the industrial chair “Well Construction”, which was created on the basis of “BURINTEKH”, Ltd. It is a part of the “Drilling of oil and gas wells” academic chair of the Mining and Oil Faculty of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University. The accumulated knowledge, experience, powerful production base - are an important basis for close cooperation for efficiency and creative solution of large-scale problems.
June 16 “BURINTEKH”, Ltd celebrates its 15th anniversary. The enterprise rightfully retains the status of one of the most prestigious and stable companies in the Republic of Bashkortostan. For 15 years the number of employees of the enterprise has increased 130 times and approached the figure of 1800 people. The tightly-welded team has a rich history, ambitions and extensive plans onwards and upwards.
In the Kremlin the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev presented the award of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of quality to “BURINTEKH”, Ltd. Our company, among 12 enterprises, was recognized for achieving significant results in the field of product and service quality and the introduction of highly effective quality management methods. The heads of various ministries, departments and agencies, leading specialists in the field of management, as well as representatives of public organizations also took part in the awarding ceremony.
The company with the support of the Industrial Development Fund of the Russian Federation is developing a rotary steerable system for drilling oil and gas wells unparalleled anywhere in the world in terms of its operation principle. The created rotary steerable system is based on the hydromechanical principle and is compatible with any conventional MWD systems.
Within the framework of the conference of PAO NK Rosneft “BURINTEKH”, Ltd was recognized and awarded as the best company for engineering support of drilling bit runs in 2016-2017 for achievements in oilfield services.
This year the near-bit gamma logging and inclination modules produced by VNIIGIS, a high-frequency induction logging module manufactured by “LUCH” Company in conjunction with the COMPASS MWD system were tested and put into operation.
An oscillator system for a modified casing drilling bit design has been developed and implemented. Compositions of hardening gel-cement material “BIT-Cem-Gel”, reagent “LCM-Sponge”, solution “CATION”, reagent “Reagent A” of “BARKBITL” technology, reagent “Valkyrie” have been developed. “BURINTEKH”, Ltd was once again awarded with a diploma of the republican competition "The best goods of Bashkortostan". In January 2018 pilot tests of the domestic hydromechanical type rotary steerable system of the RSS-GM-195.
June 21 “BURINTEKH” celebrates the 20th anniversary of its foundation. The company rightfully retains a leading position in the development, production, supply and service of high-tech tools, reagents for drilling and workover.
- Developed and introduced roller reamer BIT RSH 914 ZW1;
- Designed unique coring tools;
- Performed filed trials of casing running systems BIT-RZD and BIT-DOK;
- First deliveries to Armenia and Libya, entered the markets of Germany, Thailand, Hungary and Slovakia;
- Set numerous ROP and daily footage records.
“BURINTEKH” products once again entered the list of the “Best Goods of Bashkortostan”.
“BURINTEKH”, Ltd developed and successfully tested rotary steerable system RSS-GM-195.
This year company developed and produced a unique bit 609,6.
Developed and successfully tested double action hydraulic drilling jar JGB-127.
The first delivery was made to Kyrgyzstan; expandable tools were delivered to Italy.
“BURINTEKH” products became the winner of the republican competition “Best Goods of Bashkortostan – 2020”: BIT-RZD motors were recognized as winners in in the category “technical and industrial goods”.
In 2021 the General Director of “BURINTEKH”, Ltd Ishbaev Gniyatulla Garifullovich was awarded the Order of Honor.
This year we have designed, manufactured and successfully tested our own magnetic directional tool TS.OR.86.00.000-01.
Developed and produced circulation subs BIT-PC.
The first delivery of coring tools was made to Bangladesh, core barrels to Libya, “BURINTEKH” bits were successfully used in the Libyan branch of “TATNEFT”.
“BURINTEKH”, Ltd was a bronze sponsor of the IX National Championship “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia), participated in the international oil and gas sector equipment and technologies show “NEFTEGAZ-2021”.