The APEX-XK 1500® rig is our flagship design for safe, fast moving, fit-for-purpose rigs. With numerous innovative features and advances, the APEX-XK 1500® rig is designed to improve overall drilling efficiency. From mobility to drilling, the rig’s operations improve value for our customers by increasing the time a bit is on bottom and reducing non-productive time and rig move cycle time.

The APEX-XK 1500® rig is equipped with the latest in AC drilling technology. The advanced operating system allows the driller to set strict drilling parameters, which enhances the ability to deliver superior drilling rates in tough drilling conditions. This advanced operating and control system also offers a platform for drilling process automation. The APEX-XK 1500® comes standard with:

  • 750,000lb Mast Rating w/ 142’ Clear Height
  • Two 1600HP 7,500psi Mud Pumps with optional third pump
  • Varco 500T TDS-11 SA Top Drive
  • 25,610+ Setback of 5” DP
  • Walking system capable of moving w/ 600,000lbs full setback capacity 120’X30’
  • Rig platform containment system zero percent discharge system
  • BOP Handling System
  • Hydraulic Catwork
  • Three (3) shakers

While on multi-well pads, the APEX-XK 1500®, with full X-Y walking capabilities, offers a more open design at ground-level around the sub-structure and allows for greater and more efficient movement and clearance over wellheads and other structures on the pad for increased operational flexibility.

During rig moves the APEX-XK 1500® rig exemplifies efficiency. From the modular design and dedicated shipping skid for the mast, to the unified skids for the solids control equipment, the rig was designed to improve move times between locations. The APEX-XK 1500® is capable of achieving rig move times of less than 3 days, adding increased value to our customers.

Additional options for the APEX-XK 1500® rig include winterization for cold climates, additional racking capacity for longer horizontals, larger certified gas buster, and bi-fuel or full natural gas engine conversions for lower operating costs and reduced emissions.