Turkey will now be able to employ a domestically produced drilling rig to explore its own oil. An event was organized to promote the deep oil drilling rig manufactured by Pi Makina. The most important feature of the tower platform, which can drill up to a depth of 7 thousand meters, is that it is fully automatic. As drilling is carried out in other systems, pipes are manually lowered and collected with the help of workers, and these operations are performed automatically in the domestic Pi Makina drilling rig.
While the rig design is 100% domestic, the importation of such a tower costs around US$40-50 million. In domestic production, the cost is reduced by half. In other words, US$20-25 million remains in our country. 90% of the equipment used in the production of Pi Makina drilling rig was domestically produced and some hydraulic systems were supplied from Italy.
The initial demand for the domestic tower came from TPAO, which has 23 drilling rigs. In addition to TPAO, many domestic and foreign companies are also interested in the drilling rig.
Vural ERBIL, the Chairman of Pi Makina, stated that the rig can drill up to a depth of 7 thousand meters. “The biggest feature of the drill rig is that it is automatic ... When drilling, it automatically places and disassembles pipes in the soil. Many workers are employed in towers like this, and this machine performs it all standalone. 100% design of this machine is developed by us."