After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on January 27th at the Tyler, Texas, facility. The 1,500-hp AC rig adds to Scandrill’s existing 16 rigs and is the third rig built in partnership with Veristic Manufacturing. “We’ve not just gone to one of the major manufacturers and built a ready-to-go drilling rig,” Paul Mosvold, President of Scandrill, said. “We built a rig that fits our needs.” The final product features systems and equipment that improve efficiency and safety while lowering costs and emissions, he said.
The substructure, mast, traveling block and walking systems were constructed by Veristic, while Scandrill completed the rest of the rig with components from providers such as Caterpillar, National Oilwell Varco, Derrick Equipment Co and M-I Swaco.