Shaffer has been a recognized technology leader in pressure control equipment and blowout preventer (BOP) systems since 1928.
Backed by more than 90 years of pressure control expertise
Shaffer’s history in BOP technology began with a cellar gate mechanical BOP and moved into hydraulic operation in the 1950s, continually improving and providing cutting-edge patented technology over time. As the pioneer of shearing technology from the Type 72 to the industry-leading low-force shear, Shaffer also introduced NXT in 1999, the first boltless BOP, followed by the LXT and the 20,000-psi boltless BOP design. As a leader in pressure control, Shaffer continues to introduce some of the most innovative downhole products to the oil and gas industry.