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COULD This 7 Million Dollar “WALKING RIG” Replace Rig Crews In The Future ?? This Rig Only Needs 3 people to run….

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Schramm, the West Chester, PA-based rig builder known for high-end mobile, land based hydraulic drill rigs has opened a new chapter in the company’s 100+ year history. On May 7, Alpha Hunter Drilling, LLC, announced that it had taken delivery of the first of Schramm’s new T500XD robotic drilling rigs rated 500,000 lb. hook load.

The rig will spud its first well on June 1, 2013. Operating in the Appalachian Basin usually requires drilling rigs with minimal truck loads and maximum flexibility to accommodate the difficult terrain conditions.

Fred P. Slack, Vice President for Business Development, explained that instead of the usual 6-man crew, the unit requires only 3 operators; a driller and a pipe-handler (who are stationed inside the air-conditioned control room) and single floorhand. Not only does the rig demand less manpower, when a significant relocation is planned, the rig’s unique, patented, 102-foot high telescoping mast and other features allow the move to be made using only nine trucks instead of 18 or 20.

Pad drilling is the wave of the future in shale plays and the T500XD is designed to maximize flexibility. In contrast to traditional drilling rigs that are mounted on rails and only allow movement from left to right or front to back, this rig has a walking subbase which lifts the entire rig six inches off the ground and that lets the rig to turn and rotate a full 360 degrees.

The rig is said to “walk and talk” because it can move under its own power at 30 feet per hour and can “talk” via satellite communications to let engineers at headquarters to monitor operations in real time.

The T500XD uses the “Load Safe XD” automated pipe handling system, that racks drill pipe horizontally for easy loading and offloading, and that means vastly improved operator safety. It can handle up to 24 inch diameter Range III tubulars weighing up to 10,000 lbs!

The T500XD can drill up to a total depth of approximately 19,000 feet, offers best-in-class 35,000 foot-pounds of top head torque, third party directional steering interface and 80,000 pounds of hydraulic pulldown capacity.

And all this can be yours for just $7.65 million!

To learn more, visit http://www.schramminc.com/

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Makin’em Bite Video…. Check Out That Dude Standing On The Pipe !!!!

I found this cool drilling rig video with these guys Makin’em bite and get it in old school style. Watch the video and happy fun !!!!

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Take A Look At Some Of The Biggest Drill Bits In The World…….

For all you hands who brag that you drilled the biggest baddest hole. Well here is a pic to kill your ego. 36″ Surface bit — at Libya.(Rashda Field) 2008.

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Here’s a few more monster size drill bits……

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And in this picture, look how small those people look sitting on the bench below….

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This one is for drilling through underground tunnels…..

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This drilling Bit is just big for no good reason at all :)….

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Even In Africa It’s The HANDS That Do All The Work While The Company Man Stands Around And Takes All The Credit :)

These Hands are hard at work building a water well for this village. This is a great drilling video, Check It Out Today !!!!

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“Hit and Run Catch On Video”…. Check Out The Video NOW !!!!

This was not cool and even more so that the trucker just left like nothing ever happened. This is NOT how most truck drivers operate !!!!

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