Vertical Drill Rig

Published: February 28, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Vertical Drill Rig Mean?

A vertical drill rig is a drilling rig used for vertical applications such as borewells, micropile drilling and exploring geothermal energy available at shallow depths. Larger vertical drill rigs are used in offshore drilling projects for the purpose of harvesting oil and gas from natural oil and gas wells.

Trenchless drilling technology has changed the face of underground operations in both the offshore drilling processes and underground pipeline installation. Trenchless methods are non-disruptive to the surface and are becoming a preferred way to carry out drilling operations.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Vertical Drill Rig

Vertical drill rigs are useful when it comes to piling for foundation in mixed and rocky soil types where it is necessary to encounter rock. These rigs are capable of drilling through all types of soil layers down to the required depth and if necessary to the rock bed. These rigs can be used for carrying out work in busy roads, near existing structures, buildings and even in environmentally sensitive locations where soil settlement, vibration and displacement has to be minimized.

Vertical drill rigs are also used to explore geothermal energy available at a shallow depth of up to 250-meters. This energy is used for the purpose of heating and cooling of residential and business installations.

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