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  • MITO 100 - Foundation/Multipurpose Drilling Rig

    The New MITO 100 is now available The MITO 100 is the latest addition to the Fraste MITO range of average-big size multipurpose rigs designed for ground engineering works. ...


    By Fraste S.p.A.

  • Natural Gas Engines Replace Diesel On Drilling Rigs

    HOUSTON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With diesel prices remaining high, Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI Drilling were seeking a viable option to reduce fuel costs, a major expense when ...


  • The SIMCO 7000 Sets the Bar for Drilling Rig Quality

    Purchasing a drilling rig is no simple decision. After comparing specs and capabilities, looking through testimonials and weighing all the options, the value of the rig is certainly a huge deciding factor. Drill rig quality and actual return on investment is what drives a drilling rig business to success, and the SIMCO 7000 sets the benchmark in both. The 7000’s impressive torque ...

  • Used drill rigs in high demand at SIMCO

    While SIMCO is known for their high-quality new drilling rigs, they also are a great resource for used equipment. Currently there is a high demand for specific models, so now is the time to bring your used drill rigs for a quote! If you have one of these models, SIMCO wants to talk to you: SIMCO 5000 SIMCO Geothermal/Water Well 7000 SIMCO 7000 ...

  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating efficiencies in order to drive productivity and ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 04/21/10 -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SWISS: RIGN) provided an update today regarding a fire and explosion onboard its semisubmersible ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - April 21, ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • SDRL - Successful delivery of the deepwater drilling rig West Orion

    Seadrill today took delivery of the new deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig West Orion from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • E-POD reduces NOx emissions on Wyoming drill rigs

    CleanAIR Systems is pleased to announce the introduction of their new emissions control technology, the E-POD™, with the successful installation of seven units on drill rigs operating in Wyoming’s Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). The proprietary technology combines CleanAIR’s non-toxic zeolite-based selective catalytic reduction catalyst (SCR), diesel particulate filters or diesel ...


  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Eaton’s new hp30 motors enhance overall performance of SIMCO drilling rigs

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. of Osceola, Iowa, has selected Eaton’s new Char-Lynn HP30 Series motors for its SIMCO 2800 HS (HT) drilling rigs, resulting in enhanced overall performance. The HP30 high-pressure disc valve motors power standard drillheads on the all-hydraulic, tophead-drive rotary drills used for ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • SDRL - Seadrill orders and secures drilling contracts for two new tender rigs

    Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two tender rigs with the COSCO Nantong Shipyard in China. The two new units, T15 and T16, are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter and third quarter 2013, respectively. Total project price is estimated at US$225 million, which includes project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interest. ...


  • New Vermeer directional drill has power of a maxi rig in a self-contained drill

    Vermeer introduced its newest addition to the Navigator family of horizontal directional drills at the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. The D220x300 Navigator HDD has 242,100 pounds (1076.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 30,200 foot-pounds (40,945.8 Nm) of rotational torque. “As energy demands continue to grow — and with increased exploration of ...


    By Vermeer

  • SIMCO 255 PTC: best road core drilling rig for keyhole drilling work

    The affordable and maneuverable SIMCO 255 Pavement Test Core (road core drilling rig) rig is the perfect piece of equipment for any city or state utility core drilling. Used by transportation departments across the United States from Georgia to South Dakota and Texas to Nevada, the 255 has pavement core drilling features to get your jobs done quickly. ...

  • Bayfield Mobilizes Second Drill Rig to its Rainy River Gold Project in NW Ontario

    VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/10 -- Suite 2230 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA www.bayfieldventures.com TSX-V Trading Symbol: BYV Telephone: (604) 687-3376 Email: info@bayfieldventures.com Facsimile: ...


  • Global and China Offshore Rig Industry Report, 2011

    Offshore rig can be divided into 8 categories, i.e., drill barge, drillship, inland barge, jack-up, platform rig, semisub, submersible and tender. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 48 drill barges, 73 drillships, 74 inland barges, 491 jack-ups, 250 platform rigs, 210 semisubs, 5 submersibles and 40 tenders. Drillship, jack-up and semisub are the most common. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 54 ...


  • Drilling Slop Treatment Contract

    Following award of a prestigious DBOOM contract in January 2015, Solids Control Services is nearing completion of the construction of a high capacity, fully automated offshore drilling slop tretament system. The PLC controlled unit is designed to de-weight / dewater all ranges of slop coming to shore from rigs in the North Sea. The system is equipped with automated pH adjustment, ...


    By Solids Control Services

  • CGX Announces Rig Contract Offshore Guyana

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- CGX Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OYL) is pleased to announce that the Atwood Beacon jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill a well on its Georgetown License, offshore Guyana. The Atwood Beacon (operated by Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited) was awarded three separate contracts by an Operator Group for work offshore Suriname and Guyana. The ...


  • UK increases North Sea rig inspections

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today said that the UK Government will increase its inspection of drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore compliance and has asked a new oil industry group to report back on its findings on the UK’s ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. A review has been carried out by DECC officials which has found that our existing system is fit for purpose, but in ...

  • Introducing the LS250 MiniSonic, a Versatile Compact Sonic Rig

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of integrated drilling services and drilling products, is proud to introduce the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a compact rig suitable for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects. Capable of drilling to depths of up to 250 feet (78m) when used with 4.75 ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

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