The power and torque you need to drive longer, heavier strings in more complex well construction

Marine and Drilling Equipment Upgrades

Whether you're looking to upgrade your drilling equipment, make your drill floor safer, or add smart technology to your crane, we provide upgrades and field engineering services for drilling rigs and offshore vessels.

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Description

Raise your rig to a higher standard and take on bigger jobs, deeper wells, and tougher terrains.

In an industry in which timing is everything, our upgrades enable you to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Offshore and onshore drilling rig upgrades

At NOV we purposefully design equipment and materials that move your business forward and outfit your rig fleet for more efficient, powerful, and consistent drilling performance. On land, our drilling rig upgrades include hydraulic upgrades for 7,500 psi conversion, a third mud pump, as well as VFD upgrades and a fourth genset. We also provide a torque pack that upgrades your NOV top drive and iron roughneck while increasing your setback capacity. Our offshore upgrade options include hookload, pipe handling, motion compensation, and a multitude of crane upgrades. Both our onshore and offshore drilling rig upgrades include upgrade capabilities to NOV controls through our NOVOS reflexive drilling system as well as health upgrades from our aftermarket services and support.

Field engineering support

The NOV Field Engineering team is a specialized group of mechanical, electrical, and controls engineers available to solve the most complex engineering requirements. Whether you are purchasing new drilling equipment or upgrading your existing equipment, the NOV Field Engineering team will support your unique requirements with in-depth OEM knowledge of your equipment. We have thousands of engineers supporting our Field Engineering teams around the globe to ensure we are providing the best solution to meet your specific requirements.

Electrical

  • Top drive control system upgrade
  • Retract dolly control system upgrade
  • Iron roughneck control system upgrade
  • PHM control system upgrade
  • PRS control system upgrade
  • Fingerboard control system upgrade
  • Drawworks control system upgrade
  • Autodriller control system upgrade
  • KEMS control system upgrade
  • Zone management system upgrade
  • Softspeed II
  • Diagnostic HMI

Mechanical

  • Motor frame dolly assemblies: replacement/upgrades
  • Block dolly assemblies: replacement/upgrades
  • Dual retract/super dollies/swing dollies
  • Proportional hydraulic upgrades: retract dollies 
  • Torque tubes assemblies
  • TDS upgrades: 10-port rotating head, hydraulic link tilt, BX elevator
  • TDS configuration updates
  • Transport skids
  • TDS installation kits
  • Fingerboard control cabins/towers
  • Derrickman control cabins/assistant drillers control cabins
  • Fingerboard upgrade kits
  • New fingerboard assemblies
  • Racking board assemblies
  • PRS offboard hydraulic upgrades (3,4,5,6)
  • PRS handling skids/shipping skids
  • Mud ump liner spray system
  • Rotary table
  • Type V rackers

BOP/Shaffer

  • BOP Control System upgrades
  • BOP HPU control skids: upgrades (i.e., added interfaces, functionality, sequencing, and interlocks)
  • Diverter control skids: upgrades (i.e., added interfaces, functionality, sequencing, and interlocks)
  • BOP fluid mixing skids: upgrades/replacement
  • Remote panel upgrades/replacements (Note: Aftermarket can do the software coding to suit.)
  • Telescopic joint control management upgrades
  • Accumulator sizing upgrades (tanks/pumps/accumulators)
  • All above listed items can be provided with remote panels/touchscreen software
  • ROV/acoustic intervention panels
  • Failsafe valve reconfigurations (including spool piece modifications and failsafe assist controls)
  • POD function/logic upgrades
  • Hard piping/hosing
  • BOP handling equipment
  • Structural modifications, including accumulator upgrades and RAM reconfigurations
Resources
  • Offshore Cane Upgrades Flyer

    Flyer detailing available crane upgrades

  • Crane Upgrades Crane Simulation Module Flyer
  • Crane Upgrades Crane Response Boost Flyer
  • Crane Upgrades Splash Zone Mode Flyer
  • Crane Upgrades Load Cell Three Point Calibration Flyer
  • Hose Loading Stations Flyer

    Flyer describing our line of Hose Loading Stations

  • ST 80E Torque Wrench Upgrade Flyer

    Flyer describing the torque upgrade available for ST-80

  • TDS-11SAE Upgrade Flyer

    Product flyer for the TDS-11SAE top drive upgrade

  • Fleet Care Field Engineering Flyer
  • Marine and Construction Fleet Care Brochure
  • Onshore Product Reference Guide

    A technical look at our onshore rig equipment product portfolio

  • Offshore Product Reference Guide

    A technical look at our offshore rig equipment product portfolio

  • Condition Based Maintenance Brochure
  • Land Rig Upgrades Brochure

    Brochure featuring available upgrades to onshore drilling rigs

  • Land Rig Upgrades DC to AC Conversion Brochure
Spend less time rigging up and down with safe and simple walking to your next well
Spend less time rigging up and down with safe and simple walking to your next well
The most effective line of pipehandling solutions in the industry
The most effective line of pipe-handling solutions in the industry
The next generation of iron roughnecks will provide you the torque you need
The next generation of iron roughnecks will provide you the torque you need
Envision faster, safer, and more consistent drilling through NOVOS, an open automation platform
Envision faster, safer, and more consistent drilling through NOVOS, an open automation platform
Bring your rig into the conversation with NOV pipehandling upgrades
Bring your rig into the conversation with NOV pipe-handling upgrades
Review our resources for multiple crane upgrade opportunities
Review our resources for multiple crane upgrade opportunities

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