Monday, October 12, 2009

Rigging Up at Heartland Energy Development Corporation

posted by: John Schiffner

Rigging up an offshore drilling rig is usually not as complicated as rigging up a land rig. Most offshore rigs can be moved across the water's surface by Heartland Energy Development Corporation with virtually no disassemble of major parts. For Heartland Energy Development Corporation to move most land rigs, crew members must disassemble many of its components. Disassembly is required so they can load the load the parts on trucks, planes, or helicopters for transportation to the next location. Once the contractor of Heartland Energy Development Corporation gets the land rig to the site, the next step is for the drilling crew to put the rig back together, or to "Rig Up". For safety, rig up usually occurs only during daylight hours. A rig usually has too much heavy equipment moving around during rig up for it to be safe in the dark, even with flood lights.

For most land rigs, rigging up means to put the rig parts back together so that the rig can drill a hole. It involves unloading and hooking up the rig engines, the mud tanks and pumps, as well as other on site equipment. One of the last steps and oen of the mdramatic, is raising the mast from hoizontal to vertical to read it for the drilling Heartland energy development corporation will be doing. After unloading and hooking up the engines to get power, crew memebers of Heartland Energy Development Corporation position the reg's substructure, whic is its base or foundation.

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