An ital­ian drill rig drillmec 1500 is be­ing in­stalled at oil well no. 116 of the re­chit­skoye de­posit.

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The new drill rig is equipped with a fre­quency-reg­u­lated elec­tric drive and has a lift­ing ca­pac­ity of 350 tonnes, which will en­able Belorus­neft to drift bores up to five kilo­me­ters deep. It is very im­por­tant for Be­larus, as the ma­jor raw hy­dro­car­bon de­posits above 4,500m have al­ready been de­pleted.

The com­pany ex­pects to drill the first well us­ing Drillmec 1500 in mid au­tumn 2011. In the fu­ture, the Gomel-based me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing en­ter­prise Seis­motekhnika and Drillmec S.p. will make sim­i­lar drill rigs. The Ital­ian com­pany is a stake­holder of the Be­laru­sian en­ter­prise. There are plans to man­u­fac­ture four to five such drill rigs ev­ery year.

Drillmec S.p. was es­tab­lished in 1929. Its ma­chines are op­er­ated in over 70 coun­tries.

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