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.


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.

Drillform Debuts New Service Rig Catwalk Product and Unveils New Product Video

Drillform Technical Services Ltd. announces availability of the new Bulldog ST710 Service Rig Catwalk, the latest offering in Drillform’s award-winning, comprehensive Bulldog product line. The company also recently released a product video featuring its longer performing ST820 Service Rig Catwalk.

The Bulldog ST710 is a base model pneumatic service rig pipe handler, based on Drillform’s more robust ST820 model. The ST710 accommodates rig floor heights ranging from 7’ to 12’ to increase speed and efficiency of tubular handling, while improving safety for rig personnel. Sporting adjustable pipe racks that can accommodate up to 15,000 lbs. each, the ST710 is designed for easy transport, towability and setup. It is also available in a SKID version with deck heights beginning at 24”.

“While our ST820 model offers the most functionality and performs the most comprehensive pipe handling tasks, we have now introduced the ST710 as a lower priced alternative. It runs on rig air and fits a smaller range of rig floor heights, but it is also available in skid and towable versions. Most importantly, the ST710 improves service rig tubular handling efficiency and its’ enhanced safety features reduce LTI’s,” said Tracie Reed, Drillform’s VP of Business Development. “Drillform provides a family of service rig catwalk products, in skid and towable versions, to fit every customer’s needs and budget.”

In addition to unveiling the new ST710, Drillform recently produced a dynamic video that showcases the features and benefits of the ST820 Service Rig Catwalk. Recognizing that it can be a challenge to fully envision functionality and design through pictures and spec sheets alone, the video presents a simulation of the ST820’s automated functionality, increased safety features, and significant ROI. View the video here.

Drillform’s service rig catwalk family is a particularly excellent fit for rental companies who provide support and products for well service companies. Drillform is actively seeking field placement in a number of regions across North America and parties interested in learning more about our Strategic Partner Program can contact Drillform via email at info@drillform.com or phone at (403) 263-3133.

Drillform Honoured with New Technology Development Award

For Immediate Release / October 20, 2015 – Drillform Technical Services Ltd. was recognized at the Southwest and Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards on Thursday, October 15, 2015 for the “New Technology Development of The Year Award – Products”.

The annual gala ceremony was held in Dallas, TX, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Operational Excellence, innovations in technology, CSR, Health & Safety and Environmental Stewardship.

Drillform designs and manufactures automated drilling equipment to improve safety, productivity and reliability. The products are a collaborative effort between journeymen field service technicians and engineers with extensive onshore/offshore experience. Drillform provides products for both drilling and workover rigs.

New Technology Development Award (Products) recognizes companies who are striving to enable the market to become increasingly efficient through technological development. Drillform’s automated equipment offers several unique advantages and scored highest in the category, with such remarks from the judges as:

“The iron roughneck and the hydraulic pipe handler for service rigs that Drillform introduced are exceptional safety improvements that of themselves qualified Drillform for inclusion.”

“Impressive and comprehensive detail including a range of products and emerging technologies. Drillform seem to have the expertise and experience to aggressively tackle industry challenges with cost effective and reliable solutions that improve overall safe operations.”

Drillform Selected as Finalist for Top Industry Award

Drillform is pleased to announce they have been selected as finalists for the New Technology Development of the Year at the Oil & Gas Awards: Southwest & Mid-Continent being held Oct 15th at the Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas, TX. The inaugural Canadian awards were held in Calgary this past June. We are happy to have been selected to be part of this fantastic evening, as we look to celebrate success in an industry that is always pushing boundaries for innovation. Learn more about the event here.