Toolhouse Rack Drilling Tools

Image

Toolhouse Rack Drilling Tools

Title

Toolhouse Rack Drilling Tools

Identifier

14141 OS

Source

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, Visual Aids Department, 1987

Description

A view of drilling tools stored on the toolhouse rack. The objects in the immediate center foreground are called "subs" and are used to join together joints of pipe which have different type threads.

The objects in the center with curved bails are called lifting nipples and are screwed into the end of threaded pipe for easier means of handling or lifting the pipe.

The round objects which look like drums are blowout preventer rubbers, and when used inside of the blowout preventers, expand to control the pressure in the well.

Other odds and ends of material in this picture include the gate valves shown in the background and the large reel in which is spooled the 1.25 inch steel cable that is used like a rope in a block and tackle for hoisting the heavy loads encountered in drilling a well.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Photograph
26 x 35.5 cm

Subject

Petroleum industry and trade--Equipment and supplies
Shell Oil Company

Coverage

California

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this image has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Toolhouse Rack Drilling Tools,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed September 17, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4032.