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Atlas Copco designs new modular rig

Oilfield Technology,

The new Atlas Copco Diamondback drill rig with optional sliding-angle mast drilling capability of 90 to 45° offers drillers precisely the rig they need with shortened lead time. The rig’s bolt-on modular components – a new concept in rig design – make it a truly multipurpose rig. Drillers can respond to rapid, after-sale changes in market opportunities and create a rig customised to their needs.

The new rig design features trusted innovations of other Atlas Copco drill rigs. Like the Atlas Copco T2W and Atlas Copco TH60, drilling operations of the Diamondback are PTO driven, powered by the truck’s 600 hp engine. An optional deck engine module is available for those who prefer a separate engine for drilling operations.

Safety enhancements include features and options such as hands-free pipe handling and breakout, enlarged operator and helper stands, a table safety cage and catwalks that meet or exceed industry safety standards.

The first series of Diamondback rigs is being introduced in the 400 00 lb (178 kN) pullback class. Pulldown is rated at 300 00 lb (133 kN). Future additions based on this first model will range from 25000 lb to 100 000 lb (111 kN to 445 kN) rigs.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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