Petroleum 101 - Introduction To Drilling Rigs And Equipment

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When it comes to petroleum extraction, getting the product from underground to the surface for use is the end goal. This quiz helps you understand the details on drilling rigs and drilling equipment. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the difference between a regular land rig and an Arctic Rig?
    • A. 

      The Artic Rig has polar bear protection

    • B. 

      The Artic Rig is built with walls to withstand low temperatures

    • C. 

      The land rigs are automatically operated

    • D. 

      The Artic rigs are automatically operated

  • 2. 
    What is special with a Jack-Up Rig?
    • A. 

      It can drill in Ultra Deep water

    • B. 

      It can store high amount of oil

    • C. 

      The top side can be moved up and down on the legs

    • D. 

      It can be used on land as well as water

  • 3. 
    How is a Semi Submersible positioned? 
    • A. 

      Cement structure to the bottom of the sea bed

    • B. 

      Rig positioned with thrusters beneath the hull to keep it in position and moored up

    • C. 

      Connected to Platform

  • 4. 
    Why do platforms have flare’s? 
    • A. 

      To provide light

    • B. 

      To burn off gas

    • C. 

      To burn off oil

    • D. 

      To notify others in the area of the location

  • 5. 
    Where is the Spars most often used?
    • A. 

      On land

    • B. 

      In the north sea

    • C. 

      Arctic area

    • D. 

      Gulf of Mexico

  • 6. 
    What would be the best choice to drill in ultra deep water?
    • A. 

      Platform

    • B. 

      Jack Up

    • C. 

      Drillship

    • D. 

      Semi Submersible

  • 7. 
    Why do we have Motion Compensation on the rigs?
    • A. 

      To keep the rig stable towards the waves

    • B. 

      To keep equipment in place

    • C. 

      Keep the drill string from moving when rig goes up and down

    • D. 

      To show off Technolgy

  • 8. 
    What do we use the Iron Roughneck for?
    • A. 

      Connect and disconnect pipe

    • B. 

      Bend pipe

    • C. 

      Transport Mud

    • D. 

      Lift pipe on/off a rig

  • 9. 
    What type of rig is this?
    • A. 

      Platform

    • B. 

      Jack Up

    • C. 

      Drillship

    • D. 

      Futuristic Platform

  • 10. 
    The Riser is used as an extention of the well
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Triples are two drill pipes connected together to one stand
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The BOP prevents
    • A. 

      Kicks

    • B. 

      Blow Outs

  • 13. 
    A singles rig is a rig that
    • A. 

      Only holds one length of pipe

    • B. 

      Is a meeting point for single persons

    • C. 

      Is the only rig in one state

    • D. 

      is one of a kind rig

  • 14. 
    A doubles rig can only hold one length of pipe
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A Jackup rig can go to depths of
    • A. 

      0-10 ft

    • B. 

      10-100 ft

    • C. 

      Up to 400 ft

    • D. 

      Up to 1000ft

  • 16. 
    A platform can go to depths up to
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      500 ft

    • C. 

      1500 ft

    • D. 

      Used on land

  • 17. 
    A semi-sub can go up to depths of
    • A. 

      Landrig

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      4000ft

    • D. 

      10000 ft

  • 18. 
    A drillship can be used at depths up to
    • A. 

      1000 ft

    • B. 

      5000 ft

    • C. 

      10000 ft

    • D. 

      12000 ft

  • 19. 
    Tension leg platform can be used at depths up to
    • A. 

      0 ft

    • B. 

      1000 ft

    • C. 

      5000 ft

    • D. 

      Unlimited

  • 20. 
    What is this?
    • A. 

      Power Slips

    • B. 

      Auto Rackers

  • 21. 
    Why do NOV's customers want walking rigs?
    • A. 

      Safety

    • B. 

      Faster to drill many wells on a pad

    • C. 

      Faster to dis-assemble and truck to a new location

  • 22. 
    The advantage of using a drillship is that it can be moved around easily and can be used to support the logistics of the drilling contractor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    This piece of equipment provides torque to the drill string while drilling a borehole. What is the name of it?
    • A. 

      Top Drive

    • B. 

      Power Slips

  • 24. 
    Is a top drive used when tripping in and out of the well?
    • A. 

      Yes, allways

    • B. 

      Top drive is only use to trip in/out when the pipe is stuck. The normal process would use an iron rough neck.

  • 25. 
    A toolpusher is is in charge of the drilling contractor’s personnel.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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