Years ago, in order to access a worksite, oil companies would use rocks and gravel to cover a site before they began drilling. This would provide the workers with easier access to the drilling site, but it also came with some drawbacks, including the high cost of materials that could only be used once. Thankfully, Quality Mat sells rig mats than can be used in place of expensive rocks and gravel.
Using gravel limits the time that workers can drill. For example, when it is raining or snowing the gravel and rock base will become unstable and unreliable. With rig mats from the Quality Mat Company, you’ll always have a stable surface for drilling. These rig mats are designed using 6” x 6” horizontally placed wood cross members, and feature boxed sides, additional surface treatments, longitude beams and reinforced lifting slots. These specially treated rig mats allow drilling in all types of weather.
Quality Mat rigs mats have been used in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, and many other shale drilling sites. You can learn more about the benefits of using rig mats at QMat.info or by calling the Quality Mat Company at 800-227-8159.