Oil & Gas Journal – October 9, 2006:
The mast and substructure were designed by Ted Vora, at Houston-based Veristic Technologies Inc. The raising system is unique, differentiated from both the typical self-elevating system and the Dreco slingshot system, which raises both mast and drawworks.
The Rocket Rig system uses hydraulic winches to raise the mast and the entire drill floor assembly with equipment, all in one single shot. The drill floor stays horizontal throughout the procedure, following an arc-path from near the V-door (mast-down position) to the hole (mast-up).
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