An innovative drilling rig was created for the project «Yamal LNG»
9:02 7 октября 2014
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The company «Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding» (Uralmash NGO Holding) started manufacturing innovative drilling rigs «Arktika». They were elaborated specially for work on the Yamal peninsula and can work at any meteorological conditions, as it is informed on the portal neftegaz.ru.
The idea to create a new Russian drilling rig appeared in 2010, when «Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding» and NOVATEK conducted negotiations on the project «Yamal LNG». Specialists of several domestic companies designed «Arktika». They designed a newest catwalk machine, a compact draw-works, an innovative derrick raising device. According to the words of the chief engineer of the project «Arktika» of «Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding» Vladislav Koshurnikov, blowout preventing equipment intended to protect a well from accidents was made for the first time together with the drilling rig. Usually such equipment is delivered by drilling companies for their rigs, but in this case the equipment was made according to the technical task of the customer.
The new drilling rig can be used for drilling of single and cluster wells with the depth up to 6 kilometers. The designers equipped it with the system of combined heating. Due to the complete rig shelter — from the crown block to the catwalk machine — and its own heat generators, the drilling rig can be used even in the most difficult climate conditions, without standing idle in winter season. In the opinion of the experts, owing to «Arktika», Russian oil and gas machine building came to the qualitatively new level.
As the director general of «Uralmash Oil and Gas Equipment Holding» Yuriy Karpov tells, many decisions applied in «Arktika» are used at designing of equipment for marine drilling platforms. But, taking into consideration that this is an exclusive good, the amount of its sales is not as big as of typical drilling rigs.
Now five drilling rigs of «Arktika» type are made: 4 of them work in the South-Tambey field and Urengoy field, another one was given to the company «Integra-Drilling».