Infographic: Parts and Components of Oil Drilling Rigs

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With domestic energy production at near-record highs, much attention is being turned these days to the North American natural resource extraction field. It’s evident in the increasing interest in oil production, from the oil shale sands of the cold Canadian north to the lucrative Bakken reserve in the Dakotas.

From the crown block on the very top of the steel derrick or mast, to the mud pumps and fuel tanks below, the infographic below visually illustrates the major components of these steel structures.

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