RIG MOVE DIFFICULT DURING SPRING THAW IN WESTERN SIBERIA

Moving a rig and equipment over ice roads and frozen bogs in Western Siberia was quicker, and therefore less expensive, than using a longer route with modern roads, according to Parker Drilling Co. Rig 1, an arctic workover/completion unit for Parker Drilling, was stacked on location in the Tyumen province after working for the White Nights joint venture near Raduzhnyy. Rig 2 was modified at the Partech shop in Odessa, Tex., before being sent to Russia for the Tarasov project (Fig. 1).

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