Drilling. Wednesday , August 02nd , 2017 - 21:35:48 PM
Antique drilling rig now on display at Western History Museum in Lingle, Wyoming. It was used to drill many water wells in that area—many of those wells are still in use.
A drilling rig is a machine that creates holes in the earth sub-surface. 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.
Other, heavier, truck rigs are more complicated, thus requiring more skill to run. They re also more difficult to handle safely due to the longer 6-to-9-metre (20 to 30 ft) drill pipe. Large truck rigs also require a much higher overhead clearance to operate.
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