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To adapt to extreme environments and locations, oil exploration expeditions require advanced drilling instrumentation.  Stringent safety measures to protect the environment are an additional challenge that oil drilling companies need to meet. Therefore, rig technology has changed considerably over the years. The transition has been made from mechanically powered drilling rigs to hydraulic rigs.

The use of hydraulic cylinders when drilling rigs optimizes drilling plans, while reducing costs and enhancing performance. Here are some of the reasons to opt for hydraulic drilling rigs:

Improved flexibility

The centralized control in hydraulic rigs provides offers increased operational flexibility. Drilling operations are far more efficient and effective, as a result. Additionally, it is lightweight and it’s modular design offer easier relocation, along with installation on offshore sites.

Quick drilling

Various sizes of drill bits can be configured in the hydraulic drilling structure, depending on the strata. This factor is ideal when working in clay soil, as there’s high risk of the drillers getting jammed. The long drilling tube makes the drilling process quicker. For strata with more sand and cobble to drill through, shorter drilling tubes provide better control.

In comparison to the conventional rigs, the high torque of hydraulic rotary rigs adjusts to the strata on its own. The drilling speed also happens to be five times faster and can reach 10mph in sand and up to 6mph in soil.

Higher automation

Computer systems come equipped with self-propelling hydraulic rigs. This revolutionary feature allows for more drilling options and enhanced productivity.

Superior operational efficiency

One of the main challenges with rigs is drilling a deep borehole in the strata with rock formation. Air rotary is ideal for this challenge. The rotating drill pip cuts through these rocky formations, resulting in “cuttings”. The hydraulic rig utilizes air to cool the drill. The drill, in the meantime, emerges at the surface of the borehole, without collapsing it. If the strata is made of various rocks, coring equipment and tools are used.

Environmentally friendly solution

Hydraulic drills keep environmental pollution low, in comparison to other traditional drills. The job site is kept clean due to its state-of-the-art technology. Self-adaptation incorporated into the hydraulic rig, along with multi-gear control results in high torque.

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Here at Contact Instruments we pride ourselves in being Canada’s first and only OEM drilling instrumentation manufacturer that provides cost-effective solutions for your needs. We offer a wide range of products that include mud pressure gauges, standpipe pressure gauges, weight indicator systems, torque gauges, and much more. Contact us for more details about our services.