Minichi Energy - Predator Drilling System

Predator Drilling System

Predator Drilling SystemThe Predator Drilling System is designed to meet the more complex drilling and financial requirements of today's oil and gas industry. It has the capability and precise control to drill vertical and directional or horizontal holes with air or mud in unconventional formations.

Predator brings the strength and reliability of more than 30 years of oil and gas rig design and support experience along with a wide range of innovative "firsts" to the 100 ton top drive rig class.

Predator's design is based on a wide range of suggestions from large and small drilling contractors and producers about what they wanted in a new drilling system. Proven technology and innovative solutions have been applied to these ideas to assure optimum performance and enhanced safety.

The Predator Drilling System is a three component package consisting of a mobile rig, substructure and a pipe skate. Predator is built oil field tough and is certified API 4F, 3rd edition.

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Recently, our Predator rig successfully drilled a 18 5/8 water string in the Utica Shale play.

THE PREDATOR ADVANTAGE

Predator is a new generation of mobile top drive drilling system that offers:

  • A reduction of non-drilling time and cost by improving mobility and reducing rig up time
  • Enhanced safety by reducing crew size, manual labor, using hands free pipe and casing handling and a simple, precise on-demand control system
  • Improved drilling performance of a 950 HP (708kW) engine and hydraulic system with enough power and speed to maintain maximum production in even the most challenging drilling conditions
  • Lower operating costs of a hydraulic system built with premium, high efficiency components and designed to reduce power and fuel consumption
  • Smaller environmental impact with special leak and spill protection features and a substructure design suited to zero impact locations
  • Confidence and reliability of a drilling system designed "oil field tough" and certified AP 4F, 3rd edition

THE PREDATOR DRILLING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
  U.S. METRIC
HOOK LOAD CAPACITY 100 ton, 200,000 lb 91 tonnes, 90 718
TOP DRIVE - hydraulic power    
High Torque Range 30,000 ft-lb
0-90 rpm
40.7 kNm
0-90 rpm
High Speed Range 15,000 ft-lb
0-180 rpm
20.3 kNm
0-180 rpm
Spindle ID 5 in 127 mm
Additional Features 0-90 degrees tip out with lock replaceable swivel cartridge directional rotation lock floating sub  
TELESCOPING MAST Certified API 4F, 3rd edition  
HYDRAULIC "CARRIAGE" FEED SYSTEM 180 ft/min 54 m/min
SINGLE ENGINE POWER 950 HP 708 kW
CUSTOM CARRIER WITH HYDRAULIC DRIVE 500 HP 373 kW
SUBSTRUCTURE WITH BOP HOUSE    
Rated capacity (Certified API 4F, 3rd edition) 100 ton, 200,000 lb 91 tonnes, 90 718
Large, uncluttered work floor 220 ft 20.1 m
Removable table (clear opening) 44 in 1 118 m
API master bushing (slip assembly) 17.5 in 445 mm
Hands free breakout system hydraulic slips and roughneck  
Operator's control station on work floor or in drill cabin Opt. Class-1/Division-2 rating  
HANDS FREE PIPE HANDLING SYSTEM hydraulic pipe skate  
PIPE HANDLING Range II and III to 24 in (610 mm)  
PIPE STORAGE AND HANDLING Twin fold-out pipe racks