Papua New Guinea – Drilling Rigs

High Arctic owns and operates Heli-Portable drilling rigs in Papua New Guinea.

For specialized drilling with advanced performance, convenient mobilization, and reliable and economic operation while meeting HSE requirements, High Arctic’s heli-portable drilling rigs are specifically designed and manufactured to respond to the challenging operating needs of our international clients.

Each rig is mainly comprised of a draw-works support chassis, mast, drill floor sub-structure, and specialized drilling equipment. As a result, the light-weight, heli-portable equipment allows for efficient mobilization to areas with remote or limited access.

Drilling Rig 104

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Drilling Rig 102:

Hydraulic Workover Rig 102
  • Capable of workovers, well completions, re-entries, abandonments, and snubbing operations
  • All associated loads are heli-portable, allowing for mobilization and demobilization in remote areas
  • Can be used in place of conventional drawwork type service rigs and snubbing rig assist units
  • Provides BOP configurations that are more flexible than the smaller Stand Alone and Rig Assist applications
  • Functions efficiently on both conventional and underbalanced wells, reducing the need to mobilize additional well control support equipment during UB operations
  • Delivers tripping time during an overbalanced state that is comparable to conventional drawwork type rigs

COMPONENTSCADOMIN 340K HWR TECHNICAL DATA
Lift Capacity340,000 lbs.
Snubbing Capacity170,000 lbs. push capacity
Overall Height
WorkbasketLower
16x12 ft.
Hydraulic Jack10 ½ ft. stroke
Stand Pipe
Hydraulic Rotary Table22,000 ft./lb.
Pipe handing equipment2 3/8 to 7 in. inclusive
HAES Long Stroke22 ft.
Slip Bowls5 sets 600K HAES 11 in. Full Open Slip Bowls
(2 5/8 in. to 8 5/8 in. capability)
TongsWhite Bear 5525 w. 25,000 ft./lb. torque
Power tong hydraulic positioning cylinder
Power tong hydraulic long delivery system
Gauges & InstrumentationFull instrumentation for monitoring life force, push force, well head pressure and pump pressure
Hydraulic Lifting Cylinder
Maximum tubing diameter5 ½ in.

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Drilling Rigs 103 & 104:

Drilling Rig 103

  • All associated loads are heli-portable, allowing for mobilization and demobilization in remote areas
  • Functions safely and efficiently in harsh conditions and environmentally sensitive areas

COMPONENTSDRILLING RIGS 103 & 104 TECHNICAL DATA
Mast147’ height, 1,000,000 lbs capacity, bootstrap
Substructureslingshot, 6.2 meters clear height under rotary beams, max combined set-back load 1,150,000 lbs, 50 ton BOP handling system, 4 ram-set skidding system
Drawworks1500 hp, 1 3/8” drilling line, twin AC motor drive w/ regenerative braking
Rotary Table27 ½”, hydraulic drive
Top DriveNOV TDS 9SA
VFD – HouseNOV & Siemens
Iron RoughneckVarco ST-80
Engines8 x diesel electric Cummins VTA 28G, 512 KW each, Newage LV6E alternators
Mud Pumps5 x National 8-P80
BOPE1 x 5k annular 13 5/8” NOV Schaffer
1 x 10k single gate 13 5/8” Cameron UM
1 x 10K double gate 13 5/8” Cameron UM
1 x 10K 3 1/16” choke manifold
Mud Tanks1500 bbls
5 x shale shakers NOV D 28 5P
Drill Pipe(s)5 ½” FH and 4” XT39
Support Equipment1 x 40 short ton Tadano Mantis crawler crane (HAES owned)
1 x 7 ton IT 38 forklift/ wheel loader (HAES owned)

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Drilling Rigs 115 & 116:

Drilling Rig 115

  • All associated loads are heli-portable, allowing for mobilization and demobilization in remote areas
  • Breaking down to under 4T, with flexibility in helicopter selection
  • Hydraulically self-erecting mast and substructure
  • Functions safely and efficiently in harsh conditions and environmentally sensitive areas
  • AC Electric, PLC cyber drilling package for ultimate in performance and fuel economy
  • Functions safely and efficiently in harsh conditions and environmentally sensitive areas

COMPONENTSDRILLING RIGS 115 & 116 TECHNICAL DATA
Mast147’ high, 750,000lb static hookload, 12 lines, bootstrap style.
Substructurebox on box, hydraulically self-erecting, 25’ wide x 25’
high with 21’ clear height
Drawworks1500 HP, 1 ¼” drilling line, twin AC motor drive with
regenerative braking
Rotary Table27 ½”, hydraulic drive
Top DriveWarrior Model 3527H-14HRP, 600 HP 350T static hoist capacity and 275T quill
VFD – HouseIDE 6 module unit for 4 mud pumps, and 2 x drawworks motors
Iron RoughneckBlohm + Voss Model 9GF1100 cantilever floor-hand
Engines10 x AC generator sets Perkins Model 2806A, 600V Weg alternators GTA 312FMIB 455kw
Mud Pumps4 x American Block K-800
BOPE1 x 5k Annular 13 5/8” GK
3 x 10k single gate 13 5/8” type U
1 x 10k 3 1/16” choke manifold
Mud Tanks1200 bbls

3 x Swaco MD-II shale shakers
1 x Swaco meerkat mud cleaner
1 x Swaco 100 gpm centrifuge
Drill Pipe(s)4000m x 5 “ 19.5 lb/ft S grade
3000m x 3 ½” 13.3 lb/ft S grade
Support Equipment1 x 18T Tadano Mantis Crawler Crane
1 x 7T JC 514-56 Telehandler
1 x 3T Maeda 305C Mini Crawler Crane
1 x 7 ton IT 38 forklift/ wheel loader (HAES owned)