Lee C. Moore, A Woolslayer Company, Issued US Patent for New Drilling Rig Design

TULSA, OK, April 15, 2013 – Lee C. Moore, A Woolslayer Company, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of a patent which covers a new drilling rig design for land based operations.

The patent is for the HMR SlotBox™ , an adaptation of the Company’s HMR Highly Mobile Rig® drilling rig design, designed to facilitate faster rig moving times by adapting some proven and reliable industry practices to create new outcomes.

The HMR Slot Box™ features an innovative substructure design with a built-in Rig Rover®™ moving system for popular pad drilling application, a hydraulically raised mast, a BOP handling system with maintenance platform, and integral stairs in the substructure boxes.

“Designed with the bottom section of a three-piece mast nested inside of the substructure and raising cylinders that remained pinned during drilling operations, this design is already improving site-to-site rig moving times by up to 3 days following delivery of the first two SlotBoxTM rigs into a US shale drilling market,” says Thomas Wingerter, CEO of Lee C. Moore.

Technical specifications of the HMR SlotBox™ drilling rig include a 142ft hydraulic raised cantilever mast with a 600,000lb to 1,000,000lb static hook capacity and a box-on-box substructure for ease of handling and winterization.

About Lee C. Moore, A Woolslayer Company

Lee C. Moore has been a leading designer and manufacturer of drilling structures since 1907. In 1938, Lee C. Moore revolutionized the petroleum industry when they designed and built the first cantilever mast. To date the company has manufactured over 4,000 cantilever masts and over 600 offshore derricks. Today, Lee C. Moore designs and manufactures masts and derricks for nearly every major drilling company in every drilling condition in both offshore and onshore drilling. They service both their own and other manufacturers’ masts and derricks globally. Lee C. Moore also presents structural training seminars to drilling contractors around the world.

Lee C. Moore designs and manufactures products in accordance with quality requirements outlined in API Specifications 4F, 8C, and Q1 as well as quality management standards ISO-9001:2008, and TS-29001, adhering to API quality control specifications and following specifications as outlined by AISC, AWS, ANSI, and ASTM.

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