Many people have this preconceived notion that heavy equipment are meant to perform only in construction sites and is hardly required in any other place. However, heavy equipment play a crucial role in mining industry as well as in oilfields. It requires real strong and big machines to excavate deep into the earth to remove the dirt and sneak in further down to extract resources. If not without these machines, it would be unimaginable to portray a human doing it all by himself. The reason why people think that heavy equipment are only used in construction areas is because they see a lot of construction happening in and around their vicinity but hardly see a mining site or an oilfield nearby. For them to see how things work in a mining site or an oilfield, they have to visit a destined location where they can get to see all.
In a nutshell, heavy equipment are an essential component to extract oil from an oilfield or for that matter extracting any useful resources from the crust of the earth.
We would be discussing the need and utility of heavy equipment in an oilfield and how without them it would be vulnerable for people to bring out the much needed resources.
In a construction site, you may have seen people timing their work well as they have specialized in doing this thing for years. In the same way, it requires specialized men to drill an oil rig. You can’t just start extracting oil by employing men who have experiences working in construction sites. They may not be of any good to you and you should be looking for men who have worked in oilfields before and that lot of guys can prove to be beneficial to you.
You would definitely need equipment to dig rigs but you can’t have the operator working in a construction project to do the same job for you. You may need specialized men for that who has experiences in digging oil rigs and knows how to proceed further under any given situation. Ideally, you will come across 2 types of drilling rigs. One would be water based and the other land based. In case of land based rigs, you need equipment that have the potential to drill in deep in the ground and also suck in the mud as it goes deeper and then with the help of other machine, extract the oil from the earth. It is not always that the equipment used in a construction site can also be used here for this purpose. They may have some special equipment which are exclusively used for digging and still may not use an excavator to excavate the earth.
In order to dig deeper, they need more advanced equipment than having to dig for few meters. Therefore, the costing of such advanced equipment would definitely be higher as compared to the ordinary ones. An oilfield is not all about digging in and sucking the oil out but it has more involved with it.