The PACE?-R800 rig utilizes technology optimized for drilling automation with Nabors?Rigtelligent? control system. The rack and pinion technology enables the precise control of block position required for advanced automation.
iRig? Drilling Systems
Nabors?iRig? drilling systems feature a man-less rig floor, fully-automated drill pipe handling and casing running systems, a closed-loop system, as well as automatic control of downhole directional drilling.?
While expensive deepwater rigs have similar features, there are many challenges to designing such a system for land rigs. A land system must be compact, readily portable, relatively low cost to build and operate, and sufficiently rugged to withstand frequent transport.?
Featuring a full robotic drill floor system, the Nabors?PACE?-R800 rack and pinion drilling rig was the company’s first newbuild iRig? unit.?
Other newbuild and existing PACE??rig?units can be easily upgraded to iRig? units, with the addition of the iRacker? autonomous tubular handling system.?