The mast is one of the most recognizable parts of a drilling rig. Standing up to 50 metres (164 feet) high, our team uses QT100 advanced steel on our masts to make more space for equipment and reduce the overall weight of the structure.
Not to be confused with four-sided derricks, masts are three-sided structures with an open face.
Learn about other rig words like top drive, iron roughneck, monkeyboard and the rig floor in our #RigSpeak101 series.
Sure, you hear the lingo all the time, but have you ever wondered how single, double and triple drilling rigs are named? We have you covered. The derrick on a triple can hold three joints of drill pipe; a double can hold two; and a single can hold one. The taller the derrick, the longer the pipe string it can hold.
Almost 50% of the rigs in Trinidad’s fleet are triples. Check out a few of them here:
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This is Trinidad 601 – one of our newest, most technically advanced rigs.
The triple with a 2,000 HP drawworks was built to drill in Saudi Arabia as part of an international joint venture between Trinidad Drilling and Halliburton. Continue reading