When it comes to deep drilling, you need the right equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently. Here are some of the most important pieces of deep drilling equipment your business needs:
Lathe Steady Rest
A lathe steady rest is a part of the lathe that holds the rotating workpiece in place while lathing. It can be adjusted to accommodate different lathes, so it’s important to have one that fits the lathe you are using. Steady rests are typically made from cast iron or similar materials capable of withstanding high heat without warping. The shape of all steady rests is designed specifically for cutting off metal in order to give even support on both ends of it. Some steady rests may have positional holes used for holding bushings in various positions for specific cutting operations.
A lathe dog is a clamping device that lathes use to hold material in place while working on it. The lathe dog can be used to hold material at any point on the lathe. Lathe dogs are made in various styles and shapes, and their use depends on what you wish to secure in place while lathing. Some lathes have one lathe dog in the back in order to clamp items from behind, and some lathes have two lathe dogs in front, which can be used to secure front and back lathe workpieces.
A drilling rig is a machine that rotates a drill string with a bit attached in order to penetrate the surface of the earth, commonly for the production of oil or gas. Drilling rigs can be massive structures housing equipment used to drill water wells, oil wells, or natural gas extraction wells, or they can be small enough to be moved manually by one person and are called augers. Moreover, there are other components that must align with specific BHA styles including top drive, rotary steerable system (RSS), and downhole motors.
Drilling fluids pump
A drilling fluid pump is a device that pumps drilling fluid, which is commonly called ‘mud’ by drilling rig workers.
Mud plays several important roles in the process of deep drilling. It serves as the means to cool and lubricate rotating drill bits, remove waste material generated during drilling, facilitate removal of drilled cuttings to the surface, stabilize unstable formations so they do not collapse around the wellbore, prevent blowouts with high-pressure zones along the borehole, and reduce friction between drill pipe and formation. There are different types of mud that are used for different applications depending on their viscosity (thickness), density (weight), temperature range at which they can be used, corrosiveness, toxicity/environmental impact, and other factors.
Drilling fluid storage tank
A drilling fluid storage tank is a temporary or permanent container used to store or transport drilling fluids, which are composed of various chemical additives (e.g., scale inhibitors, biocides, defoamers) and water. The fluid is pumped to the drill bit for cooling and lubrication purposes, and to remove drilled cuttings from the bottom of the hole.
Drilling fluid recycling unit
A drilling fluid recycling unit (or mud recycler) is a device attached to the top of a drilling rig that pumps used or waste drilling fluid through hoses into storage tanks. From there, it can either be recirculated back into the active system (if there are no solids present) or disposed of/reused accordingly.
A drill bit is a tool designed for cutting through hard surfaces such as rock or concrete using rotating action. Drill bits are cylindrical in shape with two primary components: one called “the cutter” which protrudes from the main body and one called “the shank” which fits into the drill head. The bit’s cutting surfaces vary in shape, size, and configuration depending on their intended application.
Lathe dogs, drilling rigs, and other related equipment are essential for deep well drilling. The purpose of this blog post was to introduce some of the most important pieces of equipment necessary for a successful deep drilling operation. We discussed the different types of lathe dogs and how they can be used to clamp material in place while it is being worked on by the lathe. Additionally, we looked at the various types of drilling rigs and their applications, as well as what role mud plays in the overall process. Finally, we took a look at some of the most common drill bits and their uses. If you’re looking to start a deep drilling operation, make sure you have all of these pieces of equipment on hand.