DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 14th, Kerui delivered its latest 3rd generation fast-moving drilling rig to the world's leading drilling contractor, Dalma. The rig was shipped to the Middle East on April 20th. Since 2013, 9 sets of fast-moving drilling rigs have been delivered to Dalma. Based on this, Kerui and Dalma established a strategic cooperation relationship. So far, contracts with a value of more than 200 million US dollars have been executed.
With the technology accumulating and market success of the 1st and 2nd generation fast moving drilling rig, Kerui pays more attention to technical innovation and increasing operation efficiency of drilling rigs. Sufficiently communicating with Dalma, Kerui sends engineers to Dalma worksites to study the special requirements. After half a year’s R&D and testing, the 3rd generation fast moving drilling rig is published.
The structure of the 3rd generation fast moving drilling rig is with a higher level of integration: the mast, substructure, drawworks, BOP remote control room, integration hydraulic station and electrical guideline machine are installed in one trailer, the installation is needed only for the first drilling operation. The generation sets, VFD electrical control room, top drive electrical control room and mud pump units can moved quickly by trailers, the operation of installation and transportation can be reduced greatly. The breakthrough of modularization, mobility and reliability of drilling rig are realized.
“The 3rd generation fast moving drilling rig integrates mechanical-electronic-hydraulic control, with high integration level, high reliability and strong mobility. It is the new generation of drilling rig with fewest moving modules, the highest integration level and the shortest mobilization time. It could be regarded as the benchmark in fast-moving drilling rigs,” said Xu Yimin, Chief Designer of this drilling rig.
The 3rd generation fast-moving drilling rig not only improved the mobility and integration, but also applied advanced technologies such as a two-section telescopic derrick which is controlled by hydraulic cylinders. Lifting efficiency will be improved significantly.
“The high quality of the drilling rig, the excellent services and effective communication make us cooperate with Kerui again. Our drilling service becomes more competitive in the international market because of Kerui’s new drilling rig,” a project manager of DALMA said.
The successful delivery of the 3rd generation fast-moving drilling rig marks further strengthening of independent R&D ability. The strategic partnership between Kerui and DALMA has not only helped DALMA increase its competitive advantage, but also enhanced Kerui’s design and production capability for better performance in the global market.