Easternwell completes mud tanks for new rigs
EASTERNWELL'S engineering and workshop teams have completed the build of three mud tanks for the company's new rigs - the Advantage Light Rig Extra or ALRx.
The mud tanks were designed by the company's engineers and built by the workshop team as part of a five-year contract to provide 11 well servicing rigs and associated services to Shell's QGC business Surat Basin operations.
Easternwell's ALRx rigs are the latest in well servicing technology with integrated push-pull capability and a 50-tonne top-drive for increased rotary torque. Through smart modular design the ALRx will expedite natural gas well service work scopes.
Easternwell General Manager, Kyle Koziol said: "The mud pumps and tanks are an important part of the rig's overall design, providing increased mobility and mixing capabilities to support the rig's operations.
The tanks and trailers also have additional features including internal baffles and electronic stability control improving safety during rig moves."
"Our highly experienced team of engineers and trades support our innovative rig design from right here in Toowoomba and it is great to see the mud pumps and tanks ready to operate for our new rigs."
Easternwell, a subsidiary of global service provider Broadspectrum, plans to increase its local workforce by 20 per cent and local procurement by nine per cent.
These goals reflect the desire of Shell's QGC business and Easternwell to provide more opportunities for the local community and are set out in the contract for this work.