It all comes down to using the right tool for the right application. A rig capable of drilling 1,000 feet and setting large casing could be set up to drill a 100-foot hole, but at what operating cost? Big rigs require more horsepower and consume more gallons of fuel per hour. The same could be said for a rig designed to drill 300-foot holes. Yes, it could be set up to drill to 1,000 feet, but how much time and extra equipment will be required? Choose the rig that is best for your company’s operating area. Next, choose a rig that can adapt and evolve to the work in your ever-changing drilling environment. Henry Ford said, “If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” His mindset pushed the automotive industry.
In the drilling industry, I ask you, “Do you need a racehorse or a workhorse?” Diversifying is essential to a long successful business, but what type of work is most relevant to your area?
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