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  • Writer's pictureFahad Gohar


Dog house relatively small size compared to the rig, and its longstanding function as a storage house. You can easily call it command central, because many critical tasks are performed inside.

Dog house serve as the onsite office, communications center, rig top command center, tool and safety equipment storage, first aid station and extreme weather shelter.

In the Dog house the collected data is available to offsite engineers, superintendents and geologists in the dog house. They can access it anytime via smart phones, tablets and computers.

Inside the doghouse, the driller controls the rig from a specially designed chair with joysticks for drilling and pipe manipulation. The directional driller assists with the curve and direction of the wellbore. Modern technology allows them to monitor and control a multitude of drilling aspects, including pump pressures, flow rate, torque, RPM, weight on drill bit, total depth, and allows the directional driller to control and steer the bit. The accuracy and speed of the technology allows for monitoring, adjustments and rapid response when necessary.

The dog house also serves as a welcome respite and protect workers from extreme weather conditions.

Whether it’s creature comforts like a coffee break, or a skillful change in direction due to geographical formation data, these doghouses are the reason drilling rigs are famous for staying operational year-round. They’re incredibly efficient and continue to evolve with technology advancements.

Reference: Thanks to all who their inputs were part of this article


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