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Orion Drilling launches new rig with increased mobility for pad drilling

Orion Drilling Company launched the newest rig in its Gemini Series, the Aries, on 21 May. In addition to 1,600-psi mud pumps, the 1,500-hp rig includes a walking system that can carry 1.6 million lb, as well as a first-of-its-kind power distribution system. In this exclusive interview from Orion’s rig yard in Corpus Christi, Texas, Orion Marketing Executive Brett Schellenberg speaks with DC Editorial Coordinator Kelli Ainsworth about innovative features of this highly mobile rig, as well as the future of pad drilling.

Click here to view a related video interview on ReelRig, the Aries’ power distribution system designed by Integrated Drive Systems.

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