So, you’re thinking about switching to a larger drill class and getting into the pipeline business. That’s understandable! There’s a direct link between running utility drills and pipeline drills. Many of the same principles and techniques apply to both, but there are quite a few differences too. You already know pipeline projects are much larger in scale, but they also require some unique solutions.
To help you understand what you need to know before entering into the pipeline industry, these big drill basics were created for owners and operators like yourself. As you prepare for your growth into large-diameter rigs and projects, these tips can get you started on the right track.
In this white paper, you’ll learn about:
- The support equipment you’ll need
- Drilling differences
- Operator drilling techniques you should know
- Understanding everyone’s responsibilities on the jobsite
These four areas can provide you with the knowledge you need to get started operating larger drills.