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DRAW-WORKS [1 record]

Record 1 2011-07-20


Subject field(s)
  • Equipment (Oil and Natural Gas Extraction)
  • Winches

The hoisting mechanism on a drilling rig. It is essentially a large winch that spools off or takes in the drilling line and thus raises or lowers the drill stem and bit.


Nerve center of the drilling rig; principal parts include hoisting drum, brakes, clutches, catheads, and control panel ...


On a drilling rig, the hoist that raises and lowers the drill stem is called "drawworks."

Key term(s)
  • draw-works


  • Outillage (Extraction du pétrole et du gaz)
  • Treuils

Principal organe du dispositif de levage d'un appareil de forage.


[Le] treuil de forage comprend l'arbre tambour [...], l'arbre des cabestans [et] les arbres de la boîte de vitesses [...] reliés [...] par un engrenage direct à pignons et par trois transmissions.


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