Atlas Copco RD 20 III

Transcend to a higher level

    During a discussion of the great value that top hole specialists like Transcend Drilling of Odessa, Texas, bring to today’s major operators, Transcend’s Vice President Mark Franklin said, “Spudder services used to be the first to get cut when prices dropped, companies hoping to save money by doing it themselves.

Safe business

   Dow Bowman, general manager of CTI Energy Services’ new Surface Drilling Division, said the division was established at their customers’ invitation to pre-set their casing and well heads. “From the very start,” he said, “our goal has been first and foremost to be a safe business founded on good people and good equipment.

     Enhancing your profitability is the focus of Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions. Continuous innovation coupled with proven technology help you improve drilling and non-drilling performance, reduce manual labor and enhance safety. The RD20 is self-contained, powerful and mobile. Drill functions are hydraulically driven to provide a combination of quick response and precise control. They are designed to deliver maximum productivity while operating as efficiently as possible, even in the most extreme drilling conditions.

Features & benefits
  • The patented carriage feed system delivers a full 110,000 lb (50,000 kg) or 120,000 (54,500 kg) of pullback (depending on the model) while providing rapid feed speeds as well as precise weight and speed control.
  • The tough, mobile, 8 x 4 or 10 x 6 carrier, depending on model, is completely self-contained.
  • A 380 HP engine and drive train move the rig down the road at standard highway speeds while providing ample power for off-road maneuverability.
  • The RD20 handles a wide range of drilling applications, including 3-inch (76 mm), 1,500 or 3,000 psi circulation piping.
  • The RD20 handles Range II or Range III (depending on the model) casing with ease.
  • RD20 II and RD20 III handles ”RD20” style external flush drill pipe: 4 ½” OD x 30 ft length
  • RD20 XC handles oilfield external upset ”Bottleneck” drill pipe: 2 7/8” to 4 ½” OD, Range 2 lengths

Technical data:

Pulldown (hook load) 530 kN
Pullback 130 kN
Torque (top drive) 35 kN
at speed 0 - 120 rpm
Compressor Onboard
Compressor pressure 24 bar
Compressor flow 10 l/min
Air piping 100 bar
Mud piping 100 bar
Deck engine 750 HP
Carrier Custom tridem chassis
Carrier weight (GVWR) 51250 kg
Nominal depth range 1675 m


Current Projects

  • Esanmet Portugal Unipessoal LDA
    Surface exploration core drilling. Lithuania, Pagiral
  • Dunav Minerals d.o.o.
    Exploration and general drilling, include downhole surveys and core orientation. Serbia, Tulare
  • Excellon Resources Inc.
    Exploration core drilling with core orientation and downhole survey. Germany, Silver city project
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