rotary rig

rotary rig

[′rōd·ə·rē ′rig]
(petroleum engineering)
The collective equipment used with a rotary drill; includes prime movers or engines, derrick or mast, hoisting and rotating equipment, drill pipe, drill collars and bit, and the mud system used to circulate drilling fluid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, ConocoPhillips says it will execute its development drilling programs across the Alpine and Kuparuk fields and continue to progress construction of a new rotary rig and new coiled tubing rig to optimize its long-term inventory of development drilling opportunities.
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