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    Adding a section to an oil rig drill - GIF

    Adding a section to an oil rig drill.




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    If they had been coming out of the hole there would be 2 sets of tongs being used to break the joint. Most of the rigs I was around we used both tongs making or breaking because our rigs did not have a locking rotary table
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    makes you wonder how much of that becomes "muscle memory"... certainly a well oiled routine.

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    Going in or coming out we'd use both sets of tongs, even with a locking rotary. Pipe got bigger and required higher torque's and the slips and rotary wouldn't hold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will52100 View Post
    Going in or coming out we'd use both sets of tongs, even with a locking rotary. Pipe got bigger and required higher torque's and the slips and rotary wouldn't hold it.
    Making up using only 1 set of tongs adds a lot of stress and undue wear to the slips it also puts wear on the drill string with the exception of Hydrill's slim hole junk that over diameter pin and box section on the ends of the drill stem was not put there just to make the pipe look funny.
    Yep and when pulling or setting collars you put the wedding band on them. The old saying goes if we have to go fishing for those collars the first thing I better see when they come out is the wedding band or there will be hell o pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by desbromilow View Post
    makes you wonder how much of that becomes "muscle memory"... certainly a well oiled routine.
    You just had to say it didn’t you???

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    A mouse hole rig, quite possibly only a 3 man drill crew maybe 4 man with the oiler doubling as the derrick hand when making a trip
    drill pipe raised with a sand line from the pipe box or rack up the Vee door then lowered into the mouse hole pipe with a spring or bladder cushion bottom.
    there might not even be a monkey board for standing pipe when making a trip if not then each joint has to be returned to the mouse hole as they come out of the ground the connection opened then picked up with the sand line and guided back down the vee door as another joint is pulled from the hole.
    If there is a monkey board then the swivel will be set aside plugged into the mouse hole the bails and elevators will be placed on the hook pipe pulled out of the hole the derrick hand will slot it in the fingers of the monkey board then open the elevators so the process can be repeated .It will get real crowded real fast when there is 1000s of feet of drill stem standing
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    Just looks like 50 ways to lose a limb. So much respect to these guys for the work they put in.
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    re post #8 , Frank S;. Linguists studying English speculate we have access to around 750,000 words. They cannot calculate an actual number, because so many of those words have a multitude of applicable uses. Nearly all of that is vocational, far more than used by professionals. Believe it or not.
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