New Rig Designs: Skidding rigs for pad drill sites ///
IDM’s new QUICKSKID Rigs are integrated AC drilling systems designed with a focus on pad drilling locations with multiple wellheads. All direct-drilling-related subsystems are installed on a rail track, allowing fast skidding in either single- or bi-directional planes from the initial well to other producing wells on the pad. This eliminates the need for multiple rig moves where time and space are critical issues in field development programs. The power control, steam/water and air lines extend and retract along the mud tanks with a festoon cabling system allowing them to follow the mast and substructure during skidding operations.
The mono-directional unit can skid on an X-axis up to 100 ft forward or backward from the initial well location to other wellheads on the pad. The bi-directional unit can move on both the X-axis and Y-axis with full setback, and is capable of servicing wells in two rows up to 160 ft from the initial location.
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