Drilling Rig Systems

ADMIN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 DRILLING RIGS

Introduction

Although drilling rigs differ greatly in outward appearance and method of deployment, all rotary
rigs have the same basic drilling equipment. The main component parts of a rotary rig are:

• Power system

• Hoisting system

• Circulating system

• Rotary system

• Well control system

The rig is basically comprised of a derrick, the drawworks with its drilling line, crown block and
traveling block, and a drilling fluid circulation system including the standpipe, rotary hose, drilling
fluid pits and pumps. These components work together to accomplish the three main functions of
all rotary rigs:

• Hoisting System

• Circulating System

• Rotating System

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