InnovaRig is developed specifically for scientific drilling. Compared to standard platforms, it offers innovative features:
• Core drilling is facilitated by a novel hydraulic top drive system adjustable to all kinds of coring. An integrated wireline winch & wireline pump and a modified mud tank system enable a fast change to the wireline coring technique.
• Fast Logging Data Recovery is a central feature of InnovaRig. A pre-installed storage unit for logging sondes and a special device for the logging cable guidance allow for quick logging.
• Scientific Sampling is easy with a special collector for cutting sampling and a new mud gas analysis apparatus based on mass spectrometry is routinely installed. A science container for field lab investigations can be installed and integrated into the drill rig’s data network at the location at any times.
• Data Management takes place via on site, online data acquisition. InnovaRig’s Drilling Information System (DIS) is integrated in to the ICDP Drilling Information System (International Continental Scientific Drilling Program).