In the second half of 2014, the sector drilling technology sold three horizontal drilling rigs to Russia. Prior delivery they were modified to so called slanted drilling rigs, with a set-up angle of 45°. In the past weeks, the rigs were transported to their location of operation, near the city Almetyevsk (approx. 1,000 km east of Moscow). A team of several STREICHER employees is on site in order to supervise the erection and commissioning of the rigs.
Slanted drilling rigs are suitable for the exploitation of near-surface raw material reserves. Compared to the operation of conventional, just vertical drilling rigs, the drilling of wells with a slanted rig can be carried out more effective on such reservoirs.