Rigs oil and gas wells (1985)

Documentary №39587, 2 parts, duration: 0:15:32
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:Golotschapov


The film demonstrates unique drilling rigs made at the Uralmash plant for multiple drilling in Western Siberia.

Reel №1

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Street of the city of Sverdlovsk.

Pedestrians are walking down the street.

The emblem of Uralmash.

Uralmash produces the main part of the equipment for heavy machinery enterprises.

Production of drilling rigs at Uralmash.

Panorama of Tyumen from the plane.

A flooded village.

The all-terrain vehicle is driving along a flooded section of road.

To solve the issue of drilling rigs construction, bulk islands were built on such heavy sites.

Cartoon explaining the principle of drilling wells.

Drilling individual wells with their own infrastructure means huge investments.

The method of cluster drilling turned out to be optimal for Western Siberia.

A cartoon explaining this method.

Says the chief designer of drilling rigs at Uralmash Rudoiskatel V.V.

Workshop for the manufacture of drilling rigs.

Design bureau.

Drilling rig.

A cartoon telling about the options for moving drilling rigs to a new location.

Movement of the tower along the guides.

The driving force in this method is hydraulics.

The rig is moving along with the drill candles.

The tower comes into place ready to work.

Jobs are protected from the wind, in the north it is of great importance.

Working towers.

Panorama of the village of oil workers.

The sea area of the Caspian Sea.

Drilling at shallow depths from overpasses.

A free-standing drilling rig in the sea.

Drilling fleet.

Floating self-lifting drilling platforms.

Helipad on the drilling rig.

View of the drilling rig from the sea and from the air.

Says the chief designer of drilling rigs at Uralmash Rudoiskatel V.V.

A living room on an offshore drilling rig.

Key words

Drilling rigs in western Siberia.
Features of offshore drilling rigs.


a prospector

Calendar: 1985

Locations: Western Siberia


BY Uralmash

Reel №2

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Drilling on an offshore drilling rig.

Offshore drilling rigs created at Uralmash have a high degree of mechanization of descent operations.

Sea view of the drilling rig.

When moving to another location, the drilling rig turns into a vehicle in a matter of hours.

The platform is lowered, the racks are raised, the platform is transported.

Semi-submersible drilling platforms.

They are capable of drilling at a water thickness of 200 meters.

The diver goes under the water.

All underwater equipment requires monitoring.

Above the wellhead, the installation is held by anchors.

Being half submerged in water, it gets relative stability.

Guide ropes and underwater television help to connect the water separation column with the well at a depth of 200 meters.

All equipment for semi-submersible platforms was created by Uralmash.

Pitching on the rig during a storm.

Uralmash has developed a vertical pitching compensator.

Even in a big storm, it provides the drilling rig with a stable position.

A helicopter takes off from the drilling rig.

Says the chief designer of drilling rigs at Uralmash Rudoiskatel V.V.

Offshore drilling of operational drilling by the cluster method.

The workshop at Uralmash for the manufacture of drilling rigs.

Uralmash workers are on shift.

Key words

Features of offshore drilling.
New developments.


Rudoiskatelj V.V., glavnij konstruktor.

Calendar: 1985

Locations: Caspian Sea


BY Uralmash

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