Land Rig

Definition - What does Land Rig mean?

A Land Rig is a drilling rig which is specially designed to drill holes on onshore locations. The rig can be a large industrial structure with all the drilling equipment and tools, or a small rig which can be transferred from one location to another. In order to transport them, they are broken down and later assembled at the new site.

Petropedia explains Land Rig

Drilling rigs are one of the most important tools in the E&P activities of the oil and gas industry. They can be massive or small to medium-sized structures. The small to medium-sized rigs are also called mobile rigs as they are mounted on trucks or trailers and can be easily transferred from one location to another.

Onshore rigs perform drilling activities on land, whereas offshore rigs perform drilling activities in sea or ocean. Some of the major components of a land rig are:

  • Mud tanks
  • Mud pumps
  • Mast / Derrick
  • Top drive also known as rotary table
  • Drill string
  • Draw works
  • Primary power generation equipment & auxiliary power generation equipment.
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