Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Drill Stem


This is a picture from a Rig Floor where the roughnecks are adding a segment of drill stem. As you continue to drill deeper and deeper, you have to continue to add more sections to the drill stem. You can see the segment that is suspended is being added. You can also see the threads which will be used to screw the two pieces together.

5 comments:

  1. I have had some jobs where I got dirty and muddy, but these fellows are in a whole different league!

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  2. What happened to his hat!?

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  3. Slight change of subject:
    I remember in the 60's this fellow named Red Adair's was in the news all the time. He was some kind of hero for putting our oil fires.

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  4. You havr hit the big time when John Wayne played you in amovie.

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  5. That's a piece of drill "pipe" not drill stem. The drill stem is just the piece right behind the bit. The whole thing is referred to as the drill "string".

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