Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Oilwell Drilling Engineering

By
Don W. Dareing
Don W. Dareing
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN:
9780791861875
No. of Pages:
512
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2019

Early drilling rigs were built on site and left in place. Mobile drilling rigs, introduced in the 1950s (Figure 2-1), are transported by truck and set-up on site and then relocated for the next well. The most visible part of a drilling rig is its derrick, a structure that contains a hoisting arrangement, which includes a crown block and a traveling block. The pulley arrangement is designed to create a large mechanical advantage for hoisting equipment (drill pipe, casing, tubing, blow out control equipment, etc.) in and out of the hole.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal