Massive undertaking. . .

FINAL STAGES’Workers at Heartland Rig International use three massive cranes to attach the drilling mast to the superstructure of a mobile drilling rig. The mast was attached and raised into position Tuesday where it will be completely assembled with the rest of the drilling pieces in the coming weeks. Once completed, the prototype rig will be tested by actually drilling a test well where it currently sits prior to being disassembled and shipped off to Alaska where it will be used to drill wells on the North Slope in the Arctic Circle.

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