When MegaDrill Services Limited, based in Lafayette, LA decided to design and build the most technologically advanced drilling barge in the world, they had many challenges ahead of them. However, their decision to partner with a Long-standing Vacon® authorized OEM integrator like us to build the Power, Control and Drilling systems was an easy choice.


The 850 XE is a Premier Spec Drilling Rig with depth capacity ranging from 12,000 to 30,000 feet. This state-of-the-art designed AC 1,800 hp rig for multi-well pad drilling for both conventional and uncoventional resource development. Premier Spec features include; 850,000 lbs Max. hook load, 750,000 lbs walking setback rating, 1,600 hp Mud Pumps, 7,500 psi high pressure mud system, integrated AC 500 Ton Top Drive, Cat 3512 primary power engines and dual position capable catwalk system. We partnered with Xtreme Drilling to deliver (3) 850 series Drilling Rigs capable of achieving incredible performance.