• The Drake Rig

    Part of the Ideal Series, the Drake Rig is designed to take on the challenges of extended reach horizontal drilling. The Drake Rig is another addition to NOV’s safe, efficient, and fast-moving rig product line.


    • The Drake Rig delivers measured value to your operation through the benefits of a design that enables efficient rig-up and moving, integrates proven AC technology, and utilizes advanced drilling controls.

    • Quality of Construction: High quality materials, heavy-duty construction, state-of-the-art design technology, and ISO 9001 manufacturing standards ensure reliability in the field. Designed for today's drilling challenges, this rig has more overall drilling torque and hydraulic horsepower than any other rig of its size.

    • Ability to Perform: The Drake Rig is designed to take on the challenges of extended reach horizontal drilling. The Drake Rig is a 1000 HP rig that delivers 1500 HP of performance. The 500 ton TDS-11SA AC Top Drive provides 37,500 ft-lbs of continuous torque, while the two FD-1600 Mud Pumps produce 1600 HP of pumping.

    • Safety in Assembly and Operation: All assembly labor is performed at ground level with inherently safe assembly techniques. Packaged in a compact configuration, the Drake Rig incorporates all of the safety features and reliability you expect from NOV. From bit to crown, NOV provides you with the most advanced technology, such as the AMPHION Integrated Drilling Control System, the ST-80C Iron Roughneck, the King Cobra Venom Shale Shaker, and the DSGD-375 Drawworks.

    • The Drake Rig is the perfect answer for shale play development and other tough drilling challenges.


    • Directional Drilling at 10,000’- 12,000’ Measured Depth 
    • Packaged in a tight configuration for easy transport and tight road restrictions
    • All assembly performed at the ground level with more safe assembly techniques
    • Proven NOV product line


    • Conventional
    • Shale
    • Geothermal
    • Horizontal
    • 250 Tons
    • 1000 HP
    • Triples
    • Cantilever
    • Cylinder Raised
    • 136 ft ht
    • Slingshot-Cylinder
    • 350,000 lbs setback capacity
    Moving System
    • Walking (Lift and Roll)
    Drill Floor Height  
    • 22 ft
    • DSGD-375
    • 1500 HP
    Top Drive
    • TDS-11SA
    • 500 Tons
    • 37,500 ft-lbs continuous drilling torque
    Iron Roughneck
    • ST-80C
    • 60,000 ft-lbs makeup torque
    • 80,000 ft-lbs breakout torque
    • HVAC Driller's Cabin
    Mud Pumps
    • FD-1600
    • 1600 HP