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.