Bowen Through the Years
1910 – S.R. Bowen creates his first company.
1935 – The Bowen Series 150 overshot sparks the innovation of fishing tools across the industry.
1938 – The Bowen full-circle spear pioneers the internal method of engaging and releasing fish.
1939 – The invention of the Bowen Itco spear allows a simpler, dependable, inexpensive means of engaging fish.
1945 – The power swivel introduces rotary power to downhole remedial activity.
1950 – Bowen introduces the hydraulic fishing jar with fluid-powered design.
1953 – The internal pipe cutter enables simpler, faster work of downhole cuts.
1992 – The Bowen Super II Jar allows the user to control the intensity of the jarring blow by varying the applied load.
2000 – NOV acquires Bowen.
2001 – Bowen creates the Smooth Bore Packer Receiver.
2006 – We design the Bowen High-Pressure Casing Patch.
2013 – The Bowen Wide-Catch Overshot offers extended catch range that's up to four times greater than any overshot on the market.
2015 – Bowen celebrates 15 years with NOV.