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The DA-UPLB Drilling Rid Model II

 Arthur L. Fajardo1, Wilfredo P. David2, Manolo G. Villano3, Fernando Y. Paras, Sr.4 and Generoso R. Dimasuay5




One of the contributory factors to the slow progress of shallow tubewell irrigation in the Philippines is the lack of appropriate drilling technologies other than simple but inefficient systems being used in the farms. Aimed at developing an affordable, simple, and user-friendly drilling rig, the performance of locally manufactured rigs was evaluated based on the following design criteria: affordable; easy transport; easy to assemble and dismantle; simply and easy to operate; flexible; and easy to repair and maintain.

 Of the six locally manufactured drilling rigs studied, the AMDP Model exhibited the most desirable features. This model was further improved by redesigning some of its components and incorporating other desirable features. A series of field tests and modifications resulted to a final version which incorporates most perceivable features desired of a drilling rig. Such version is now known as the “DA-UPLB Drilling Rig Model II”.

Keywords: drilling rig, drilling rig models, drilling rig operations

1University Researcher I, 2Professor 12, 3Associate Professor 7, 4Project Leader, DA-UPLBFI CIRDUP, 5Engineer III, DA-UPLBFI CIRDUP, Land and Water Resources Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 4031 College, Laguna, Philippines.