how tall is unit drilling rig #201

Unit Drilling’s Rig 201 is 200 ft. tall, with a 40,000-foot design capability, and has a draw works HP of 4,000 which the U.S. Secretary of Energy personally traveled to Oklahoma to dedicate when it was built in 1981.

Owned by Unit Drilling Company (subsidiary of Unit Corporation), Unit Drilling’s Rig 201 is currently drilling in Cameron Parish, La., for Chevron.

With a full range of drilling rigs located in the major United States onshore drilling markets, Unit Drilling is ideally positioned to benefit from the expanding domestic oil and rich natural gas market. Unit’s rig fleet is capable of reaching depth capacities ranging from 5,000 to 40,000 feet.

Visit Unit Drilling Company's website for more info.

The U.S. is in the middle of an oil drilling boom that few people saw coming. After decades of decline, crude oil production is rising again. Technologies such as hydraulic fracturing in places such as North Dakota are getting a lot of attention. But the Gulf of Mexico still accounts for more than one-fifth of domestic oil production. Get up close and personal with a 40-story oil rig in The Gulf at NPR.

Updated on Thursday, August 28 2014 at 11:55AM EDT

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