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Agitator Technologies

Other friction reduction tools may take our name, but they can’t match our industry-leading performance. With a history of more than 95,000 runs to prove our reliability, only NOV Agitator systems consistently enable operators around the world to drill farther and faster.

Explore how our Agitators reduce friction in sticky situations. Operators rely on our Agitators to optimize drilling efficiencies with 95,000 runs and counting.

99.9% Reliability: Since 2012, the power section stator elastomer in the Agitator systems have demonstrated 99.9% reliability, globally. According to data from our iTrax incident tracking system, only one stator elastomer incident per 1,000 runs has been reported since 2012. This means the elastomer power section in our drilling Agitator systems, is 99.9% reliable.

222% Increase in ROP: In Mexico, the AgitatorPLUS system paired with the FluidHammer achieve 222% increase in ROP, outperforming the previous RSS run.

$597,747 Saved: In Egypt, the Agitator system and MOCS tool save multiple trips, providing 20% faster ROP and 42% lower cost per foot than best offset, equating to huge cost savings to the customer.

50% Reduction in Drilling Time: In West Texas, the Agitator system was run in two wells in a test of drilling performance. In both cases, performance improved. Results: 70% increase in sliding ROP, 50% reduction in drilling time. This equated to $106,000 cost savings potential for the customer.

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AgitatorHE System

The AgitatorHE (high energy) system provides more efficient energy for greater friction reduction, which can improve ROP, help you drill longer distances and increase cost efficiency.

AgitatorHE System
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AgitatorHE On-Demand System

Using a single-drop dart, our AgitatorHE On-Demand technology allows drillers to activate the system when and where it is needed the most to manage friction and weight transfer.

AgitatorHE On-Demand System
AgitatorHE Surge Render

AgitatorHE Surge System

The AgitatorHE Surge system is capable of handling the most extreme flow rates with the lowest possible pressure drop across the tool enabling drillers to run the tool in multiple sections of the wellbore.

AgitatorHE Surge System
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AgitatorHE PLUS System

The Agitator™HE PLUS system combines our Agitator tool with a specially designed low-pressure shock tool to reduce friction and keep the drillstring moving by introducing an axial oscillating motion.

AgitatorHE PLUS System

190 Series Shock Tool

The new 190 Series shock tool enhances the efficiency, reliability and friction reduction force the Agitator™HE generates, further improving weight transfer and increasing drilling efficiency. Available on all high torque connections, the new 190 Series has been specifically designed to run with the new Agitator Systems operating at 8–12Hz, and is also compatible with all legacy systems. For more information, see our 190 Shock Tool Spec Sheet.

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Agitator Technologies Resources

Learn more about Agitator Systems.

  • Agitator Systems Brochure
  • Agitator Systems Handbook
  • Proven Configuration FluidHammer and Agitator System Technical Summary
  • Proven in 50K Agitator Flyer
  • No One Else has an Agitator System Flyer
  • Agitator Tool and MOCS Save Multiple Trips Case Study
  • Agitator System Improves Sliding ROP by 50% Case Study
  • Substantial ROP Increase Accomplished with NOV Tools Case Study

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