National Oilwell Varco's Iron Roughneck® product line maximizes the efficiency of pipe handling operations by providing integrated spinning and torque making capabilities into a single machine.
The Iron Roughneck dramatically increases safety which not only benefits the entire drilling operation but also, more importantly, the personal safety of the crew. Greater speed and the ability to perform simultaneous functions means more time saved on every pipe connection, and more time saved means more cost efficiency. The compact size and light weight make the Iron Roughneck ideal for situations in which drill floor space is limited. The Iron Roughneck models are available in several size ranges and unit mounting methods include linear tracks on the drill floor, on a scissor arm, in conjunction with the Starracker or on a rotating pedestal system depending on which model is selected.
Through the use of advanced remote controls on the larger models, the Iron Roughneck can be remotely operated and controlled through integrated driller's control stations to automatically perform complete make/break cycles, providing increased levels of automation of the drilling rigs.
The Iron Roughneck is a versatile, safe, cost-efficient alternative to conventional pipe connection techniques. It is highly adaptable for a wide variety of installations which makes it ideal for multiple operating environments. Overall, these benefits increase economic efficiency and add value to the entire drilling operation.