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