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Founded in 1982, Laversab has been dedicated to providing reliable and innovative products to the Oilfield industry. Laversab Designs and Manufactures Oilfield and MWD Surface Systems to be used in HAZLOC areas in the most extreme environments including Class 1 Division 1 / Zone 1 and Class 1 Division 2/ Zone 2. Laversab’s Oilfield and MWD Systems are typically used on the Rig Floor.
Drilling contractors using specialty equipment will benefit from an acquisition that saw a small specialized manufacturer purchased by one of the continent’s largest technology leaders.
When it comes to punching holes in the ground, it’s often hard to distinguish between one piece of equipment and the next. In a lot of ways, a drill is a drill is a drill, and the same can be said for drill rigs. The same gear goes together in similar ways from one to the next, a hole gets drilled and off it goes.
For oil and gas operators worldwide, friction has been the major nemesis of downhole drilling since the industry’s inception. Yet, despite the industry’s ongoing innovative technology as a whole, friction is the one problem that experienced no real breakthrough solution until scientists in a California laboratory developed a unique lubricant. That technology, after proving it could improve downhole drilling, became the building block for spin-off technologies including one for the increasingly popular coiled tubing (CT) drilling.
The use of pneumatic hammer drilling is a growing technique for many different operating conditions, including work in unconventional fields, according to experts in the drilling field.
BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced a new, rugged brushless DC (BLDC) motor that was developed specifically to withstand the harshest conditions found in the Oil Exploration Industry. The robust design also makes it suitable for other applications found in severe environments where failure is not an option. As the extraction of oil reaches greater depths, drilling equipment must continue to operate reliably in increasing temperatures and pressures, while also enduring extreme shock and vibration. In an industry where one hour of downtime can cost upwards of $100,000, having durable products that have been tested and proven to last is crucial. In some cases, replacing a motor in drilling applications can take up to ten hours or more. BEI Kimco Magnetics understands this need and has designed a motor that can stand up to the challenge, and has the testing results to prove it.
Emissions regulations affecting heating units in refineries and steam generators have operators hunting for ways to cut greenhouse gases while maintaining the efficiency of their burners.
Caterpillar Oil & Gas has announced the company has outfitted a well stimulation trailer for Propell Oilfield Equipment with all Cat components for the first time in its noted history. Featured on the trailer is the Cat 3512C (HD) engine with Dynamic Gas Blending, a Cat TH55-E70 transmission as well as the Cat WS255 quintuplex pressure pump with a stainless steel fluid end.
In a Montney shale gas well, Sperry Drilling services successfully reduced drilling time and delivered significant cost savings by using a Turbopower turbodrill and diamond-impregnated bit to drill the hard formations.
The new Twin Electro-Magnetic Telemetry System is used for high-speed electromagnetic (EM) MWD telemetry, as an alternative or supplement to mud pulse telemetry to transmit drilling data. Uniquely, the system enables the use of mud pulse and EM telemetry concurrently, giving quicker EM data transmission whilst offering full redundancy.
Well drilling has evolved over the last decade or so thanks to improvements in technology and techniques that are making traditional vertical wellbores the exception rather than the rule.
Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its FTeX advanced formation pressure testing service, which uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer and pump configuration to deliver critical formation data— including pressure profiles, fluid contact and mobility information—reliably, accurately and efficiently. The data offers an earlier and better understanding of the reserves in place so operators can quickly identify the production potential of a well.
Cummins Inc., has announced the production of the PowerCommand (PCC) 3300 Controller for drilling operations, offering greater drilling power module (DPM) efficiency. The PCC 3300 monitors, meters and serves as a control system for Cummins Drilling Power Modules, designed to maximize both engine efficiency and rig uptime through automated engine load management and enhanced system integration. Built and tested to perform in the harshest oil and gas drilling applications, Cummins PCC 3300 is the perfect tool for enabling smarter, more efficient rig operation and control under a single, integrated system.
Chromalox has developed expanded capabilities for two electric heat transfer product lines: the MOS (oil) and MWS (water and water/glycol) systems. Standard MOS units are now available in designs up to 500 kW, an increase of 350 kW. Standard MWS designs up to 600 kW are also available, an increase of 450 kW.
RTD Plant Master is a permanently installed monitoring system, based on ultrasound, which provides continuous wall thickness measurements of critical and hard to access components within refineries and offshore facilities.
The new portable ERESCO 300 MF4-R X-ray tube brings inspection time reduction and geometric magnification to film-based and digital radiography.