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.

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.