Equipment

Big Country Drilling has an assortment of equipment and vehicles for all conditions and well types.
 

Big Country Drilling maintains a fleet of:

  • Drilling/coring/geotech Rigs
  • Sonic Rigs
  • Cementing Rigs
  • Auger Rigs
  • Cement Bulker Units
  • Mobile Air Well Development Units
  • Various supply and support equipment

We have been growing our fleet of soft ground units. These include track float tire and 6-wheeled units. We are interested in continuing to explore new ideas and ventures for our equipment.

Contact us

 
Phone: 403-901-0877
Fax: 403-901-2784
Email: office@bigcountrydrilling.ca

Equipment Specifications

Find pictures and specifications on some of our equipment below.

Rig 11

Rig 11 is our track rig, built in 2010, featuring:
 

  • Track that allow this unit to travel through deep mud, sand, and muskeg very well
  • 40,000 lbs pull back on the top drive
  • 55,000 lbs rated derrick 35′ total length, 26′ of top drive travel
  • 12,000 lbs main winch and a 2000 lbs wire line winch
  • Can hold 150m of 5″ drill pipe in pipe tub right on the rig carrier itself
  • 5×6 mud pump and 7×10 available
  • Different size mud tanks for different well application

Rig 10

Rig 10 is our soft ground wheel based unit. All soft ground wheeled units maintain a 6 wheel drive. Benefits include:

  • Can be switched from soft ground float tires to regular road tires easily making it very versatile.
  • 40,000 lbs pull back on the top drive
  • 55,000 lbs rated derrick 35′ total length, 26′ of top drive travel
  • 12,000 lbs main winch and a 2000lbs wire line winch
  • Can hold 150m of 5″ drill pipe in pipe tub right on the rig carrier itself
  • 5×6 mud pump
  • Have different size mud tanks for different well applications

Rigs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12

Rigs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 12 are our normal rigs that are used to 300m depth. They feature:

  • 26,500 to 29,500 lbs pull back on the top drive
  • 45,000 lbs rated derrick 35′ total length, 26′ of top drive travel
  • 18,000 lbs main winch and a 2000 lbs wire line winch
  • Some units have a pipe arm reducing the need for one man on the floor and removing the physical handling of drill pipe by crew members.
  • Can hold 150m of 5″ drill pipe in pipe tub or pipe arm rack right on the rig carrier itself
  • Mud pumps range from 5×6, 6×8, 7×10
  • Have different size mud tanks for different well applications

Abandonment and Cementing units: Rigs 8 and 9

We use Rigs 8 and 9 to plug back and abandon completed wells. They can be used for hole cleanout for logging, and for running in and cementing abandonment string and for cementing casing.

We also have 4 cement bulkers that can mix 11m3 of 1850kg/m3 cement slurry in a single mix. They also are self-sufficient for going around and top filling holes after plug backs. We also utilize a custom built abandonment tank, which allows for consistent slurry of cement in the well, whereas mix and pump on-the-fly types of systems can result in inconsistent density in the well. Please contact our office for more information on these custom built abandonment tanks. We also have a mobile pumping unit that can be utilized when there is no need for a rig for the cement job.