Press Esc to close



For full content view: Log in Now!

  • New products

    The Atlas Copco RD20 is a truck-mounted rotary, deep-hole drill designed for oil, gas, and coalbed methane drilling. Mounted on a 380-hp, 5-axle, 10 x 6-ft tridem carrier, with manually controlled Detroit lockers on all three rear axles, it can reach most locations under its own power. The separate truck engine and drive train are designed to move the rig down the road at standard highway speeds and provide ample power for off-the-road maneuverability. From the time the unit arrives on location, it typically can be rigged up and be drilling in 1 to 3 hr, with rig-down equally fast. With a 755-hp rig engine and available air-on-board, the rig can handle air-rotary and DHD drilling. Converting for mud service can take less than 15 min. With an Atlas Copco disconnect box, the compressor can be removed from the power train, saving fuel and wear. The two-cylinder carriage feed system and hydraulic top-head drive are designed to deliver 120,000 lb of pullback and 30,000 lb of pulldown force.

This area of the site is restricted. In order to gain access, please either Log In, or subscribe to World Oil.

Two options are available to you for creating an account.

1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.

Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.

Free Trial

2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:

  • The Archives section containing over ten years of complete magazine archives,
  • The WO DataHub's engineering tables and directories,
  • The World Oil annual forecasts, including past predictions,
  • Select World Oil technical handbooks,
  • And much, much more!


Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.

If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email



Engineering Data Tables

World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.


2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology


Upcoming Events