Drilling operations call for rotation of the drill stem while allowing the pipe to move downwards for the purpose of drilling. This is best achieved by a rotary table with its precision beveled edges that permit the bushes to settle in position with perfection. One common myth associated with rotary tables is that modern rigs have dispensed with their use. We, at Shale Pumps rely on the time tested rotary table for delivering well completion solutions. Significant improvements have made this component one of the most reliable aspects of oil well rigs. We give you the low-down on rotary tables that will help you appreciate their role.
Solid support to drilling assembly
The rotary table offers solid support to the drilling assembly, while allowing the drill stem to rotate freely at required speeds. Positioned just below the Kelly Drive, the rotary table turns the drill stem and the Kelly Drive that lies suspended from the swivel. At Shale Pumps, our experience and leaderboard status in number of completed oil wells have helped us to deliver the finest rotary tables to the industry. The beveled edges appear to be made to match the bushes, engaging the bushes with perfection.
Assisting the Kelly Drive to turn the pipe
The Kelly Drive is fixed to the drill pipe which permits the movement of fluid through it, in addition to its rotating motion. At Shale Pumps, we understand the need for perfect harmony in operations of various components for overall output. Every rotary table that clears our assembly line works in perfect tandem with the Kelly Drive to turn the drill pipe seamlessly. The weight of the drill pipe makes it to plunge steadily lower as it rotates, moving the fluid through its pipes.
Chain driven marvels also known as turntables
Typically, Rotary Tables are chain driven, fitted with a lock to prevent movement in a particular direction. We, at Shale Pumps have worked tirelessly with a great deal of success to bring out Rotary Tables that drive the Kelly bar and bushings with greater efficiency and synchronization.