Free Industrial Technology Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles

The Purpose of Well Drilling Rigs

There are a variety of different kinds of well drilling rigs which are used to create holes in the ground. These rigs can be huge structures that hold equipment to drill oil wells, natural gas extraction wells, water wells. Some also can be small enough they can be moved manually by just one person and these are called augers.

Well drilling rigs can be mobile equipment that are often mounted on trucks or trailers or they can also be permanent fixtures based on land or they can be marine based as well such as oil platforms which are commonly known as offshore oil rigs.

The small well drilling rigs can be used for mineral exploration drilling, for making water wells and for environmental investigations. These rigs are usually portable as well. The rigs that generally drill for water are a lot heavier because they are often used for long term drilling jobs and are often permanent or at least semi-permanent.

The oil industry will use large well drilling rigs for both oil and natural gas and can identify geologic reservoirs and create holes that will allow for the extraction of oil or natural gas from these geologic reservoirs. For the onshore oil and gas fields, the well drilling rigs will be moved off the well and then a service rig will take its place. This is a smaller rig that is purpose built to complete the job that needs to be done with the well on line. This then frees up the well drilling rig to be used to drill another hole or well and helps to streamline the operation and also allows for specialized services.

For drilling water wells there are new portable drilling technology that can use much smaller and portable trailer mounted well drilling rigs and these rigs for water wells can often be operated by just one or two people and requires a minimal amount of skill and knowledge. The heavier water well drilling rigs are far more complicated and they require a lot more skill to run and they are far more difficult to handle safely because their drill pipe can be 20 to 30 feet in length. They also require a higher overhead clearance in order to operate properly.

There are a variety of different kinds of well drilling rig classifications categorized by the power used, pipe used, their height, method of rotation and position of derrick:

Power used: Mechanical, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and steam.

Pipe used: Cable, conventional or coil tubing.

Height: This is measure by how many connected pipes it has. Single, double, triple or quadri.

Rotation method: No rotation, rotary table, top drive, sonic or hammer.

Derrick position: Versicle or slanted at a 45 degree angle.

Waylon Jauregui commented on 10-Mar-2017 08:22 PM
Great post!

Post a Comment

Captcha Image

drill collar electric hand held hammer stone age mud weight gas industry expensive chemical composition stream beds open pit mining exploration super abrasives directional boring coal extraction minerals soil disturbance dynamite micro-electriomechanical landscape environmental impact mining rock cuttings slant drilling little disturbance broken cores intact core deviated drilling borehole black powder casing pipe drilling gear gold panning lead sand conduits silver oil rig retrieval tool horizontal slice drill holes gold mining operation core drilling drilling pipe shoring costs drill chuck mining systems thermal mining rock drilling heavy equipment polishing solution mining mining equipment diamond drill mining drill sediment drill mud drilling rod room and pillar carbide tipped masonry bit roads soft ore rock formations geologic reservoirs mechanical drills oil crew mining supplies wilderness area portable drilling technology gold deposits mining saws mining technology jackup drill rig trenching diamond gold mining cement crew insitu mining drilling joints rock deposits soluble deposits kelly donward pressure mining companies metals block caving prehistoric times sediment mining diamond tipped masonry drill bit dredge mining charged battery cement slurry ochre slim hole drilling rig professional mason natural gas extraction microships rivers diamond abrasive scalping screen desander oilfield equipment lost cores tunneling eye protection increased production drilling rig oil drilling oil industry hardest material coal mining drill bit right tools diamond carbide bit horizontal directional drilling marking pencil derrick archeological finds gold mining suppliers cyanide land based drilling rig utility pipelines semi-submersible rig surface mining drill ship well drilling tolerance levels trenchless holes rock ore metal detector hematite extreme heat bentonite drilling gel main drilling hole coiled tubing drill rig rock surface cut and fill drilling crew existing structures shaft excavation premature wear lonewall systems top rock crossings cordless hammer drill desanding cones mining drills coring rod copper industry standard abrasive sanding ecologically sensitive underground mining drill site gravel mud puppy solids control top plug mineral solution industrial diamonds

Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Technology Blogs
blog directory