The average age of this country’s drilling rigs park is nearing the prescribed maximum. The equipment and characteristics of drilling rigs are determined by modern safety standards with regard to construction of directional wells and horizontal wells with severe doglegs in various climate and environment conditions. Therefore, modernization of the existing drilling rigs is one of solutions acceptable in the current economic situation. NPTs “Metallurg” is involved in development of the engineering project and the efforts to organize modernization of the local drilling rigs.
Key words: drilling rig; drilling equipment modernization; cementing system.