More recently, the third Advantage Driller was manufactured, assembled and commissioned in just over three months. It was deployed to work in the Surat Basin in record time and completed its first well in less than three days from initial spud to rig release with no downtime. The rigs continue to set new records, and recently set a record of drilling and completing a well within two days.
Advancing CSG technology
Key features of the Advantage Driller include automated pipe handling and rig floor machines, high mobility for ease of movement, integrated additional services capabilities and the elimination of unnecessary handling of equipment and working at heights.
The machines are cost competitive, efficient, and purpose designed for the Australian CSG market. The Advantage Drillers are setting records for well construction time and for rig move time. The wells drilled by these rigs are also setting new records for CSG productivity as a result of superior well construction.
The drillers are designed to comply with Australian road standards, and the machines are suitable to withstand Australian conditions.