STINGER

Equipment

Stinger

Features

Over twenty years ago we designed the first unmanned semiautomatic and then fully automated pipe handling systems for onshore drilling applications.

Since then, numerous solutions for horizontal pipe handling, small footprint vertical handling and the flexible THV (Tubulars Horizontal to Vertical) have been implemented in the over 500 Drillmec drilling rigs around the world today.

 

Stinger is the next step, where industrial robotics meets experience and excellence in innovation and engineering. Our new pipe handling system allows to build up and rack back stands of drill pipe, drill collars and casing offline, while drilling.

The theoretical comparison with the conventional approach of handling pipes emphasizes how offline stand building leads to 20% efficiency gains on tripping time and zeroes accidents on the drill floor. All tubular handling occurs through semiautomatic and automatic sequences, enhancing safety and predictability by bringing people out of the line of fire.

TUBULAR RANGE (Offline Stand Build & Rack-Back)

• Drill Pipe : from 2 ⅜” thru 6 ⅝” OD in automatic handling mode

• Drill Collars up to 9” in semiautomatic handling mode

• Casing up to 7” in automatic handling mode

Main features:

• Pipe Tripping & Racking Back: the Stinger pipe handling system is designed in such a way that it can move the stand from the rack to the well center axis and back, playing a key role in the tripping in/out operations. This operation can be done in automatic and semiautomatic mode.

• Offline Stand Building: the Stinger pipe handling system allows for offline stand building of tubulars away from the activities at well center therefore without interfering with drilling operations. The offline stand building cuts the drill string running time and that affects the overall cost of operating the rig.

• Handling tool: the Stinger pipe handling system also reduces the need for personnel on the drill floor by directly handling heavy objects keeping the work environment safe and secure.

• Backer: to prevent operators from entering hazardous areas during the operation of the Stinger tubulars handling system and increase rig operations safety, we have developed the Backer robotic arm. The Backer has multiple degrees of freedom and is equipped with a multi roller clamp that works in parallel with the Stinger when the latter is moving the pipe to its final location on the racking board and thus helps guiding the pipe from below. This system is installed at drill floor level, between the two sides of the setback area. When idle, it can be folded, in order to allow the passage on setback.

CAPACITIES

• Max Tubular Capacity in automatic catwalk pick up mode: 1320 lbs

• Max Tubular Capacity in semiautomatic catwalk pick up mode: 22000 lbs

• Max Tubular Capacity in automatic mode: 2800 lbs

Specs

OD # Total Weight Pick Up From Catwalk Tripping Gripper Clamp

inc

lbs/ft

lbs

DPs

2 3/8"

7.6

700

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2 + Reduction

DPs

2 7/8"

11.3

1,340

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2 + Reduction

DPs

3 1/2"

15.5

1,426

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

DPs

4"

14.0

1,288

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

DPs

4 1/4"

15.4

1,416

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

DPs

4 1/2"

16.6

1,527

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

DPs

4 1/2"

20.0

1,840

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

DPs

5"

19.5

1,794

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

DPs

5"

25.6

2,355

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

DPs

5 1/2"

24.7

2,272

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

DPs

6 5/8"

29.0

2,668

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

HWDP

3 1/2"

24.4

2,244

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

HWDP

4"

28.6

2,631

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

HWDP

4 1/2"

44

3,900

Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic

GRIPPER 1 + Drill Collar Claws

HWDP

5"

50

4,650

Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic

GRIPPER 1 + Drill Collar Claws

HWDP

5 1/2"

57

5,250

Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic

GRIPPER 1 + Drill Collar Claws

HWDP

6 5/8"

74

6,720

Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic

GRIPPER 1 + Drill Collar Claws

DC

Up to 9 1/2"

200.0

18,400

Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic

GRIPPER 1 + Drill Collar

CSG

4 1/2"

15.0

1,380

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

CSG

5"

24.1

2,217

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 2

CSG

5 1/2"

26.8

2,465

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

CSG

6 5/8"

24.0

2,208

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

CSG

7"

23.0

2,116

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

CSG

7"

26.0

2,392

Automatic

Automatic

GRIPPER 1

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Videos

Stinger - Robotic Tubular Handling System

Stinger is the next step, where industrial robotics meets experience and excellence in innovation and engineering.

Stinger - Robotic Pipe Handling System Render

Stinger is a new pipe handling system allows to build up and rack back stands of drill pipe, drill collars and casing offline, while drilling.

Stinger - Robotic Pipe Handling System Footage

Stinger is the next step, where industrial robotics meets experience and excellence in innovation and engineering.