OEM Recertification

Going The Distance

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certification extends equipment life for maximum value.

OEM Recertification

Going The Distance

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certification extends equipment life for maximum value. Returning equipment to "good as new" status can often reduce capital equipment costs by as much as 50 percent when compared to buying new parts.

But recertification isn't only about maximizing performance and profits. Most major oil companies expect true OEM documentation - not just the inspection offered by some companies - as a non-negotiable operating requirement. Without it, many doors that lead to opportunity remain closed.

All of this creates a complicated contradiction, especially when well intervention service locations are far from the nearest service center. OEM recertification is required to do business, but the process to get documented can also lead to months of lost productive time.

Recertification can be especially costly in remote locations, such as those found across the Middle East. In most cases, the only solution is paying high transportation costs to ship equipment to distant service centers, beginning an expensive waiting game that eats into profits.

Since April 2014, the world's leading multi-national service company has entrusted the Elmar™ service center in Mumbai to deliver a consistently high rate of regional recertification success. Pressure control equipment requires major inspection and recertification every five years. The Mumbai center has been the cornerstone for providing fast, in-depth service to locations that may be hundreds of miles away.

Typical lost time for remote recertification in the Middle East can add up to more than four months. Leveraging local experts for remote recertification has slashed this average by up to 10 weeks. As proof of success, the Mumbai service center has successfully recertified more than 600 wireline parts in the past 18 months alone.

The secret to this success lies in recruiting and training the best local talent while leveraging the power of regional service centers. For example, the Mumbai service center experts have deep experience with wireline/slickline pressure control equipment and coil tubing pressure control equipment, as well as database management and coding.

The strength of this combination has created solid client trust and a demonstrated track record of performance. And this success isn't limited to India alone - we have proven high repeatability in other countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our equipment is designed and built to last 20 years with OEM certification, further extending useful lifespan and reducing the cost of replacement. As a significant added bonus, onsite recertification also eliminates the high cost of shipping equipment to remote service locations.

When it comes to recertification, our local experts are ready, willing and experienced in going the distance - so your equipment doesn't have to.

Elmar™ is a proud part of our NOV Completion & Production Solutions business Segment. Our product range covers wireline trucks and winches, masts, wireline pressure control equipment, slickline tools, flow control equipment, hydraulic control units and tubular products. We can provide a wireline service company with the full package it needs to perform an intervention - from the winch unit to the pressure control to the tools.

Drilling Efficiency

Reducing Friction In Sticky Situations

When it comes to increasing drilling efficiency, operators around the world insist on using Agitator™ systems.

Drilling Efficiency

Reducing Friction In Sticky Situations

When it comes to increasing drilling efficiency, operators around the world insist on using Agitator™ systems, with 54,000 successful runs and counting.

As horizontal wells become more prevalent globally, and as vertical wells reach greater depths, operators face more friction along the drillstring, which frequently leads to stick-slip situations. Common in North America, these well profiles are spreading into the Middle East, increasing the odds that operators in this region will encounter the same challenges.

Across six continents, the patented axial oscillation technology of the Agitator system has provided unparalleled downhole friction reduction to improve drilling performance in conventional and unconventional wells. With more than 54,000 successful runs, Agitator™ systems have delivered tens of thousands more successful runs than any other friction reduction tool in the oil and gas industry. Compared to other industry offerings, the Agitator system provides up to 200 percent better ROP and as much as 50 percent less weight on bit. The elastomer power section is incredibly durable, logging a proven reliability rate of 99.9 percent.

In directional drilling operations, friction forces work against the bottomhole assembly (BHA), causing poor weight transfer to the drill bit. This can lead to pipe buckling, which results in lost drilling time. The type of oscillation makes a significant difference downhole. The Agitator system uniquely reduces the friction forces by providing axial oscillations, which provide greater friction reduction benefits than tools that create lateral vibration. Forward and backward axial motion travels a greater distance up and down the drillstring. The benefit of lateral motion is much more localized in comparison.

To envision how axial oscillation works, imagine a cell phone setting on an incline. When the phone is not vibrating, it stays stationary. Once a call comes in and the phone begins to vibrate, it slides down the slope. The movement breaks the friction between the phone and the surface it is resting upon, allowing the force of gravity to overcome the friction forces. The same principle works on a drillstring resting on the bottom side of a borehole in an extended reach operation.

Incorporating the Agitator system into the BHA has enabled operators around the world to reduce friction and drilling time, saving operating costs. In Egypt, an operator experienced torque and drag challenges when drilling in complex wells. Using a 6 ¾ in. Agitator system improved WOB and allowed the operator to drill an entire 8 ½ in. section in one run. Compared to offset wells without the Agitator system, the drillstring with the Agitator system saved half a dozen trips, increased average ROP by 31 percent, and reduced cost per foot by 42 percent, saving an estimated $580,000.

An operator in West Texas used the Agitator system to reduce fluctuations in weight on bit and differential pressure on two wells, resulting in improved ROP and toolface control. The Agitator system reduced drilling time by 50 percent and saved an estimated $100,000.

In Mexico, one customer wanted to compare rate of penetration of a well drilled with an RSS to one drilled with an RSS and the Agitator system. Adding the Agitator system to the string resulted in a 100 percent faster ROP compared to the best offset well that ran an RSS alone.

Another customer in Mexico compared the results of drilling a well with an RSS to drilling with an Agitator system instead. In this case, the well with the Agitator system improved ROP by 222% compared to the offset well using the RSS.

Today's oil and gas landscape demands that operators drill faster and farther than ever before. Agitator systems break through friction and move operations along a path toward higher profits.

Customization

Real Performance For Real-World Rigs

Drilling technology in the Middle East is advancing at record-breaking rates.

Customization

Real Performance For Real-World Rigs

Drilling technology in the Middle East is advancing at record-breaking rates. Success comes from having an experienced partner who understands how to increase your pace and profits.

For almost 40 years, NOV has helped customers across the Middle East meet their performance goals while drilling in some of the harshest conditions in the world. Our locally-built rigs are pre-qualified to meet strict industry standards and still be fully customizable to customer specifications.

A strong regional presence - approximately 1,500 local experts and numerous facilities across the Middle East - provides around-the-clock support for rig assembly, drilling operations and post drilling services. Local resourcing eliminates the high cost of doing business with non-regional suppliers and the uncertainties of remote service.

Manufacturing and delivering rigs regionally while working with international teams can optimize delivery times significantly. Prefabricated structures in the region allow us to deliver more rapidly than imported structures.

When equipment travels from a remote location, the price tag mounts with every mile. The ability to buy locally cuts shipping costs by an average of $400,000 dollars per unit.

But in other cases, a journey of only a few feet can be just as costly as thousands of miles.

National Drilling Company (NDC) has partnered with NOV since the early 1980s. In recent years, their powerful rigs exceeded the size and weight limits for standard moving systems, requiring that rigs be dismantled and reassembled for moves of only a few feet. Each cycle lost almost 10 days of productive time and increased the risk of equipment damage and failure.

NDC found the solution in the powerful, 16-tire rig moving system that safely transports even the largest rigs without dismantling. Moving everything in one piece reduces the normal downtime of each move to an average of 60 hours - a 75 percent reduction that could potentially save customers up to $500k per move.

Our strong Middle East presence and continuous service has supported Grey Wolf International, a subsidiary of Precision Drilling, to become a leading drilling contractor in the region. State-of-the-art solutions and rig packages has optimized delivery time and project success, enabling Grey Wolf to deliver rigs to their clients, on time and within budget. The joint teamwork between Grey Wolf's project team and NOV, has ensured a quality product and reduced project management costs.

For example, the regional HPHT wells are complex, challenging, and require the best equipment and people to deliver continuous successful wells. To drill this complex terrain, Grey Wolf and NOV developed the largest, most powerful rigs in the Middle East, capable of delivering the most successful wells in the region. Combining the expertise of both companies has resulted in best-in-class rig performance, supporting Grey Wolf's vision of High Performance, High Value execution.

"Grey Wolf thanks NOV for investing in the region where we work, providing High Performance drilling systems, enabling us to deliver High Value wells to our clients. We look forward to continuing this relationship in our future projects." - Niels Espaland, President of International Operations, Grey Wolf International

Going The
Distance

OEM Recertification

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certification extends equipment life for maximum value. Returning equipment to "good as new" status can often reduce capital equipment costs by as much as 50 percent when compared to buying new parts.

But recertification isn't only about maximizing performance and profits. Most major oil companies expect true OEM documentation - not just the inspection offered by some companies - as a non-negotiable operating requirement. Without it, many doors that lead to opportunity remain closed.

All of this creates a complicated contradiction, especially when well intervention service locations are far from the nearest service center. OEM recertification is required to do business, but the process to get documented can also lead to months of lost productive time.

Recertification can be especially costly in remote locations, such as those found across the Middle East. In most cases, the only solution is paying high transportation costs to ship equipment to distant service centers, beginning an expensive waiting game that eats into profits.

Since April 2014, the world's leading multi-national service company has entrusted the Elmar™ service center in Mumbai to deliver a consistently high rate of regional recertification success. Pressure control equipment requires major inspection and recertification every five years. The Mumbai center has been the cornerstone for providing fast, in-depth service to locations that may be hundreds of miles away.

Typical lost time for remote recertification in the Middle East can add up to more than four months. Leveraging local experts for remote recertification has slashed this average by up to 10 weeks. As proof of success, the Mumbai service center has successfully recertified more than 600 wireline parts in the past 18 months alone.

The secret to this success lies in recruiting and training the best local talent while leveraging the power of regional service centers. For example, the Mumbai service center experts have deep experience with wireline/slickline pressure control equipment and coil tubing pressure control equipment, as well as database management and coding.

The strength of this combination has created solid client trust and a demonstrated track record of performance. And this success isn't limited to India alone - we have proven high repeatability in other countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our equipment is designed and built to last 20 years with OEM certification, further extending useful lifespan and reducing the cost of replacement. As a significant added bonus, onsite recertification also eliminates the high cost of shipping equipment to remote service locations.

When it comes to recertification, our local experts are ready, willing and experienced in going the distance - so your equipment doesn't have to.

Elmar™ is a proud part of our NOV Completion & Production Solutions business Segment. Our product range covers wireline trucks and winches, masts, wireline pressure control equipment, slickline tools, flow control equipment, hydraulic control units and tubular products. We can provide a wireline service company with the full package it needs to perform an intervention - from the winch unit to the pressure control to the tools.

Reducing Friction In Sticky Situations

Drilling Efficiency

When it comes to increasing drilling efficiency, operators around the world insist on using Agitator™ systems, with 54,000 successful runs and counting.

As horizontal wells become more prevalent globally, and as vertical wells reach greater depths, operators face more friction along the drillstring, which frequently leads to stick-slip situations. Common in North America, these well profiles are spreading into the Middle East, increasing the odds that operators in this region will encounter the same challenges.

Across six continents, the patented axial oscillation technology of the Agitator system has provided unparalleled downhole friction reduction to improve drilling performance in conventional and unconventional wells. With more than 54,000 successful runs, Agitator™ systems have delivered tens of thousands more successful runs than any other friction reduction tool in the oil and gas industry. Compared to other industry offerings, the Agitator system provides up to 200 percent better ROP and as much as 50 percent less weight on bit. The elastomer power section is incredibly durable, logging a proven reliability rate of 99.9 percent.

In directional drilling operations, friction forces work against the bottomhole assembly (BHA), causing poor weight transfer to the drill bit. This can lead to pipe buckling, which results in lost drilling time. The type of oscillation makes a significant difference downhole. The Agitator system uniquely reduces the friction forces by providing axial oscillations, which provide greater friction reduction benefits than tools that create lateral vibration. Forward and backward axial motion travels a greater distance up and down the drillstring. The benefit of lateral motion is much more localized in comparison.

To envision how axial oscillation works, imagine a cell phone setting on an incline. When the phone is not vibrating, it stays stationary. Once a call comes in and the phone begins to vibrate, it slides down the slope. The movement breaks the friction between the phone and the surface it is resting upon, allowing the force of gravity to overcome the friction forces. The same principle works on a drillstring resting on the bottom side of a borehole in an extended reach operation.

Incorporating the Agitator system into the BHA has enabled operators around the world to reduce friction and drilling time, saving operating costs. In Egypt, an operator experienced torque and drag challenges when drilling in complex wells. Using a 6 ¾ in. Agitator system improved WOB and allowed the operator to drill an entire 8 ½ in. section in one run. Compared to offset wells without the Agitator system, the drillstring with the Agitator system saved half a dozen trips, increased average ROP by 31 percent, and reduced cost per foot by 42 percent, saving an estimated $580,000.

An operator in West Texas used the Agitator system to reduce fluctuations in weight on bit and differential pressure on two wells, resulting in improved ROP and toolface control. The Agitator system reduced drilling time by 50 percent and saved an estimated $100,000.

In Mexico, one customer wanted to compare rate of penetration of a well drilled with an RSS to one drilled with an RSS and the Agitator system. Adding the Agitator system to the string resulted in a 100 percent faster ROP compared to the best offset well that ran an RSS alone.

Another customer in Mexico compared the results of drilling a well with an RSS to drilling with an Agitator system instead. In this case, the well with the Agitator system improved ROP by 222% compared to the offset well using the RSS.

Today's oil and gas landscape demands that operators drill faster and farther than ever before. Agitator systems break through friction and move operations along a path toward higher profits.

Real Performance For Real-World Rigs

Customization

Drilling technology in the Middle East is advancing at record-breaking rates. Success comes from having an experienced partner who understands how to increase your pace and profits.

For almost 40 years, NOV has helped customers across the Middle East meet their performance goals while drilling in some of the harshest conditions in the world. Our locally-built rigs are pre-qualified to meet strict industry standards and still be fully customizable to customer specifications.

A strong regional presence - approximately 1,500 local experts and numerous facilities across the Middle East - provides around-the-clock support for rig assembly, drilling operations and post drilling services. Local resourcing eliminates the high cost of doing business with non-regional suppliers and the uncertainties of remote service.

Manufacturing and delivering rigs regionally while working with international teams can optimize delivery times significantly. Prefabricated structures in the region allow us to deliver more rapidly than imported structures.

When equipment travels from a remote location, the price tag mounts with every mile. The ability to buy locally cuts shipping costs by an average of $400,000 dollars per unit.

But in other cases, a journey of only a few feet can be just as costly as thousands of miles.

National Drilling Company (NDC) has partnered with NOV since the early 1980s. In recent years, their powerful rigs exceeded the size and weight limits for standard moving systems, requiring that rigs be dismantled and reassembled for moves of only a few feet. Each cycle lost almost 10 days of productive time and increased the risk of equipment damage and failure.

NDC found the solution in the powerful, 16-tire rig moving system that safely transports even the largest rigs without dismantling. Moving everything in one piece reduces the normal downtime of each move to an average of 60 hours - a 75 percent reduction that could potentially save customers up to $500k per move.

Our strong Middle East presence and continuous service has supported Grey Wolf International, a subsidiary of Precision Drilling, to become a leading drilling contractor in the region. State-of-the-art solutions and rig packages has optimized delivery time and project success, enabling Grey Wolf to deliver rigs to their clients, on time and within budget. The joint teamwork between Grey Wolf's project team and NOV, has ensured a quality product and reduced project management costs.

For example, the regional HPHT wells are complex, challenging, and require the best equipment and people to deliver continuous successful wells. To drill this complex terrain, Grey Wolf and NOV developed the largest, most powerful rigs in the Middle East, capable of delivering the most successful wells in the region. Combining the expertise of both companies has resulted in best-in-class rig performance, supporting Grey Wolf's vision of High Performance, High Value execution.

"Grey Wolf thanks NOV for investing in the region where we work, providing High Performance drilling systems, enabling us to deliver High Value wells to our clients. We look forward to continuing this relationship in our future projects." - Niels Espaland, President of International Operations, Grey Wolf International

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