Unlike Trinidad’s rigs operating in the forests of northern British Columbia, or the sandy plains of Saudi Arabia, Rig 129 finds itself right at home around bustling urban centers. Thanks to its size, weight, and unique skidding system, the rig can maneuver around smaller pads in heavily populated areas with ease.
Minimizing the rig’s environmental impact
Here’s how Rig 129 is doing its part in minimizing its environmental footprint:
- Rig 129’s generators are available on demand so they’re only running at peak when required.
- The rig can be operated off of highline power, when available, to reduce emissions and generator noise.
- Sound walls are constructed around the rig to minimize noise pollution.
- With a smaller location size, the rig’s footprint is less intrusive.
- When the rig is drilling in an urban area, trees are planted around the lease.
Self-diagnostic control system
Rig 129 also boasts an automatic driller and touchscreen controls to monitor drilling parameters remotely, like weight on bit and rate of penetration.