PLCs, hydraulics improve slant rig shallow-drilling operations

The Super Single drilling rig can drill vertical or slant wells at up to 45 degrees off vertical, in 1.5 degrees increments. Click here to enlarge imageAlthough slant drilling is a technology that has been in use for many years, the latest generation of slant rig designs enables newer rigs to do more than drill at an angle. These designs incorporate the latest drilling technology to accomplish a variety of drilling tasks. Remotely controlled hydraulic tubular-handling boom removes and adds drill tubulars and accessories to the drill string without manual labor. The derrickman controls the action of the boom. Click here to enlarge imageIn 1990, Precision Drilling Corp., in conj...

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