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In the oil and exploration industry, every minute of so every minute of downtime cost money. Modern drilling techniques used in oil/gas exploration require reliable and fuel-efficient on-site generator sets to power all activities like -drilling, drawworks, mud pumping and camp loads. Uninterrupted power supply is the lifeblood of such projects, which are executed in remote locations and tough environments. Sometimes parallel multiple generator sets are required to provide power for all drilling and pumping operations. These on-site generators need to be well-suited to operate in extreme conditions, including cold weather, damp conditions, high elevations, dangerous areas, etc

How an oil rig works is through a power system. The power system consists of diesel engine, electrical generators, mechanical system, turntable or rotary table, etc. After the rig is removed there is an electric motor that drives a gear box and moves a lever inside the pump system, in order to extract the oil. Without all these movements and functions, the oil rigs would not work. These functions are able to work because of a power generator helping it. In the drilling industry, their equipment is dependent on a power generator.

To produce the power for drilling rigs, it is able to run with engine generator sets, it can either be a Liquefied Petroleum Gas, natural gas, gasoline engine, or diesel. All with a mechanical transmission and generator, the new drilling rigs are using electric generators to produce power electric motors.


Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial clients worldwide has been helping companies in the drilling industry with all their on-site power requirements. We recently shipped a new, surplus Caterpillar 3512C generator set with the original warranty to Nicklos Drilling for emergency replacement of a drilling rig generator in record time. WPP identified a match to Nicklos Drilling’s specifications and shipped it immediately, enabling the contract drilling firm to have it installed and operating in just three days. Please read the complete case study here.

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