Power Systems

Delivering power distribution systems that are highly configurable from the smallest drilling rigs to the largest applications.

Power Systems Ideal Rig Gauges


As an original equipment manufacturer with a deep understanding of our equipment’s power distribution requirements, NOV has designed and manufactured drive systems for countless onshore and offshore drilling applications. With the largest selection of AC and DC integrated drive systems available to the drilling industry, our product lines for our AC drives and DC drives are highly reliable, improve performance, and are designed for the ruggedness of the oilfield. And with an estimated 80% of the installed customer base, we are the largest provider of SCR drives in the drilling industry. For customers looking to change out their DC technology and SCR drives with AC power with variable frequency drives (VFDs), we have a successful track record of installing and commissioning those upgrades.


NOV motor products include induction, synchronous, and permanent magnet motor technologies that provide consistent and reliable performance. NOV provides the best purpose-built motors available to the drilling and petrochemical industries.

PowerBlade Energy Recovery System

PowerBlade™ is an energy recovery system that captures electrical braking energy from drilling or hoisting systems and provides that recycled energy back to the power grid to enable peak shaving. During operation, PowerBlade captures energy from the drawworks, crane, or winch during braking and stopping the hook load. This energy is stored using a flywheel and/or battery system. Stored energy is then supplied back to the power grid as needed.


EcoBooster™ is a hydraulic energy storage system that stabilizes ringline pressure and enables peak shaving on the HPU, enhancing performance and reducing the number of active
pumps. Fewer active pumps reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions, maintenance, and costs.

  • Drill Force AC Drilling Motors BrochureBehind every great piece of equipment, there are great motors

  • Drill Force AC Power Systems BrochureConfigurable power drive systems for your drilling applications

  • Offshore Drill Force Power Systems Spec SheetA technical look at Drill Force Power Systems for offshore

  • Land Compact Drive Systems Spec SheetA technical look at Compact Drive Systems for land

  • Offshore Compact Drive Systems Spec SheetA technical look at Compact Drive Systems for offshore

  • PowerBlade Flyer

  • PowerBlade Case Study

  • EcoBooster Flyer

Power Distributions

With over 100 years of experience in mechanical power generation and distribution systems and with the largest install base of electrical power generation and distribution equipment, our engineers and technicians are experienced in all aspects of design, manufacturing and life cycle management to make sure your rig is powered correctly and efficiently.

Drill Force Motor Power System in a Manufacturing Environment
Our versatile Drill Force motors can be found throughout our drilling rigs.
Series of motor indicators on a VFD power system
Easy-access panels make troubleshooting and maintenance easy.
Series of gauges on a power system
VFD house gauges
Power system motors on an Ideal Rig
AC drives provide clean, consistent power to the drilling rig when compared to SCR drives.

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