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Drillform Partnering with Atlantica to Provide Next Generation Offshore Ironroughneck

Recognizing the demand for improved efficiency, reduced downtime, and lowered maintenance costs, Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd has partnered with Drillform Technical Services to replace their current make-up and break-out system.

Drillform’s innovative Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench (BD130) will be installed on Atlanticas’ Bass Drill Beta semi-submersible tender assist drill rig, currently drilling in deepwater offshore Brazil. “Drillform is looking forward to upgrading Atlantica’s make-up and break-out capabilities,” said Drillform President Todd McCorriston, “our BD130 will integrate seamlessly into the Beta’s existing rig automation system, offering improved performance, reduced downtime, and radically simplified maintenance”.

BD Series Automated Floor Wrenches feature revolutionary 360° radial contact with the drill pipe, preventing slippage, tool joint wear, and pipe distortion. The automated make-up and break-out cycle ensures accurate torque on each connection and reduces the risk of drill string failure. The result is lower operational costs, higher uptime, and simplified maintenance.

For more information on the Bulldog Series of Automated Floor Wrenches and other Bulldog products, contact Drillform at info@drillform.com or visit www.drillform.com to learn more.

About Drillform

Drillform is a specialty equipment designer and manufacturer delivering leading-edge automated drilling equipment. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Drillform has additional shop and service facilities in Odessa, Texas and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Drillform has brought to market the innovative Bulldog product line consisting of a series of Automated Floor Wrenches, several unique service and drilling rig catwalks, pipe cleaning systems, power slips, drawworks, and top drives. Drillform offers exceptional repair, recertification, refurbishment and field services. Our production and service management teams possess extensive experience and a commitment to exceeding client needs and product performance expectations.

 

Drillform Innovations on Display at OTC2019

 

Drillform will be an exhibitor at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas from May 6th to 9th, 2019. Celebrating its 50th year, OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions in order to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources.

Visit Drillform in the outdoor exhibitor area at booth 11035. Drillform’s two newest automated drilling innovations will be onsite throughout the event. See the BD130 Automated Floor Wrench and DC440 Drilling Catwalk and learn how they can save significant time, costs and stress for your operations.

To keep track of Drillform’s OTC goings on visit us on LinkedIn.

 

 

Drillform to exhibit at PBIOS in Odessa, Texas

 

Drillform will be an exhibitor at the 2018 Permian Basin Internation Oil Show (PBIOS) from October 16th to 18th in Odessa, Texas. A three-day gathering of producers, service companies, investors and innovators, PBIOS is an international marketplace, where hundreds of booths and exhibitors fill the Ector County Coliseum. Whether an executive, an engineer, or field operator, the Permian Basin International Oil Show has something for everyone.

Stop by booth OS612 to learn more about Drillform and our latest product innovations in automated drilling equipment. With our new Odessa shop and service facility fully operational, come by to find out how we can help with re-certifications to get that idle equipment back up and running better than before!

 

 

Drillform Debuts New BD130 Automated Floor Wrench

Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench

Drillform announces commercial availability of its Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench, an iron roughneck providing operational efficiency, advanced automation, and enhanced performance.

“With a dedication to bringing technologically advanced & practical equipment design to the oil & gas industry, our Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench is a premier example of that commitment,” said Drillform President Todd McCorriston “It offers accurate and consistent torque, reduces downtime, and the machined and modular components contribute to ease and speed of maintenance.”

The Bulldog 130 features 360 degrees of radial contact with the drill pipe, reducing slippage, tool joint wear and pipe distortion, an aspect becoming increasingly important with the prevalence of higher spec drill pipe. With a spinner permitting up to 12″ of vertical travel, the BD130 has the ability to accommodate varying pipe sizes and longer tool joints while providing accurate torque on each connection.

A safety-centric design, the wireless hands-free operating system eliminates significant risk to rig floor personnel, as they are removed from the rotating zone. Designed with serviceability and reliability in mind, data is tracked and recorded on each and every connection allowing for remote diagnostics and preventative maintenance. Drillform is pleased to offer a variety of tong delivery systems to accommodate rig floor parameters.

For more information on the Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench and other Bulldog products, contact Drillform at info@drillform.com or visit us at www.drillform.com.

 

 

Drillform to Exhibit at 2018 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition

Drillform will be an exhibitor at the 2018 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas on September 11th and 12th, 2018. A leading edge forum exploring the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations, and seamlessly integrating the two with minimal human intervention. The event will focus on advances and challenges in both land and offshore rig technology while exploring advances in drilling technology, delving into future technologies, drilling systems, automation, questions of reliability, cybersecurity and more.

To learn more about the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference, click here.

Drillform Expanding Operations to UAE

Drillform’s UAE facility is open for business!

 

Find Drillform at:

Plot No. 69NR29, ICAD III

Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Drillform is pleased to announce the opening of our new service location in Abu Dhabi. This facility offers 20,000 sq. ft. of service area where we will repair and recertify most brand of floor wrenches, catwalks, top drives and drawworks. Service will be provided throughout the MENA region.

Along with providing service and support to the region, Drillform’s best in class suite of automated drilling equipment will be available for deployment. With a product offering including floor wrenches, catwalks, top drives and drawworks, Drillform’s advanced Bulldog product line offers increased safety and efficiencies to the oil and gas industry.

For service, recertification, overhaul, equipment or field service inquiries contact andy.taplin@drillform.com

To see Drilform’s products in action and to learn more, visit http://www.drillform.com

New Drillform Shop and Service Facility in Odessa, Texas

Drillform has opened a new shop and service facility in the Permian Basin.

Drillform’s Odessa facility is located at the following address:

Drillform Drilling Equipment Inc.

12120 W County Road 100

Odessa, Texas, 79765

For service, recertification, overhaul, equipment or field service inquiries call: +1 (281) 948-9122

 

Drillform is pleased to announce the expansion of our operations into the Permian Basin to support this booming region in the United States. Boasting 7,500 sq. ft. of shop space including overhead crane capabilities, Drillform’s large outdoor yard allows for rig-up activities to occur.

We are proud to offer exceptional repair, recertification, assembly and field services provided by a team that possesses extensive experience and a commitment to exceeding client expectations.

Drilform offers a best in class suite of automated drilling equipment including iron roughnecks, unique catwalks/pipehandlers, drawworks, power slips, pipe cleaning systems and top drives.

To learn more about Drillform’s products and services visit http://www.drillform.com

Drillform Debuts Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench Product Video

Also Announces Relocation of Its Calgary Facility 

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Drillform Technical Services Ltd. announces commercial availability of its Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench, an iron roughneck that provides superb performance, automation, and operational efficiency for drilling rigs.

“Drillform is dedicated to bringing technically advanced & practical equipment design to the oil & gas industry, and our Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench is a premier example of this commitment,” said Drillform President Todd McCorriston. “It offers the most accurate and consistent torque, reduces downtime, and dramatically improves safety by removing personnel from the rotating zone.”

The Bulldog 90 features a spinner permitting up to 12” of vertical travel to accommodate a wide range of drill pipe connections and is designed to approach the pipe from four angles. The dual cylinder tongs include sixteen dies to provide consistently accurate torque on every connection. Its full radial contact reduces slippage, tool joint wear and pipe distortion, which has become increasingly important with the prevalence of high spec drill pipe and longer laterals.

In terms of safety, the Bulldog 90 offers a hands-free wireless operating system that eliminates significant risk to rig floor personnel, as they are removed from the rotating zone, and locking pins prevent access to the rotating zone and spinning pipe. It is also equipped with a leading edge PLC system to accommodate integration into rig automation systems. Designed with reliability and serviceability in mind, remote diagnostics allow for predictive maintenance to reduce downtime. Drillform has debuted a new video that highlights the benefits of the Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench. View the video here.

Drillform also announces its recent facility relocation to Calgary’s SE industrial area, with a larger shop and yard facility to accommodate growth and demand for oilfield assembly and service. The address is 7920 56 St. SE Calgary, AB T2C 4S9.

For more information on the Bulldog 90 Automated Floor Wrench and other Bulldog products, contact Drillform via email at info@drillform.com or phone at (403) 263-3133.

ABOUT DRILLFORM TECHNICAL SERVICES

Drillform Technical Services Ltd. is an ISO 9000 designer and manufacturer of specialty drilling equipment, established in 2010 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Drillform’s strengths include its leadership, track record and experience in manufacturing and commercializing drilling equipment, with a product suite that currently includes floor wrenches, top drives, hydraulic pipe handling equipment and service rig catwalks. Drillform is a proud member of the CAODC, IADC, and AESC.

Drillform Announces Former Baker Hughes Executive as Latest Addition to its Board of Directors

Drillform Technical Services Ltd. (“Drillform”) is pleased to announce that Tom Whalen was appointed to Drillform’s Board of Directors effective Sept 1, 2017.

Tom was President & Managing Director of Baker Hughes Canada from December 2013 to May 2016. Previously, he was Vice President of Baker’s Canadian Pressure Pumping product line.

Tom started his career in the petroleum industry in oil well servicing, managing a rig fleet that provided a wide range of downhole services related to well completion, stimulation and work overs. He joined Baker Hughes in 1990 as an account manager for the oilfield chemicals division. During his tenure with Baker Hughes, he held positions including, field manager, district manager, business unit manager, country manager, Vice President of Marketing for Canada and Enterprise Vice President of Water Management.

“I’m very excited to join a team that is so focused on leading change and innovation around the rig floor. I especially share their vision of a safer work environment by removing people from the “line of fire” through the use of their enhanced automation technology.” shared Tom.

Tom is currently a board member for Little Rock Resources, a privately held oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. He is active in several petroleum industry professional organizations, most recently as a Director of Petroleum Services Association of Canada.

“Tom’s extensive business and industry experience will be incredibly valuable as Drillform begins to scale operations and expand into the US, in response to the market for automated drilling and pipe handling solutions” stated Todd McCorriston,President & CEO.

Drillform is a Calgary, Alberta based, private company specializing in the design, manufacture and service of automated oil and gas drilling and service rig equipment. Drillform has developed an automated floor wrench, hydraulic top drive, and five models of pipehandlers suited for workover rigs. Drillform’s products are designed to meet the demands of operators and service providers for precise drill string make-up specifications, data acquisition and to improve safety and efficiency while managing the increased volume and complexity of pipe handling, as the drilling industry trends to longer laterals and high spec bottom hole assemblies.