Field-Proven Solutions For The Shale Industry

By NOV Completion & Production Solutions | January 17, 2020

National Oilwell Varco’s Completion & Production Solutions segment continues to live up to its name. Created to provide safe, efficient and innovative solutions to help shale oil and gas producers maximize the flow of hydrocarbons and direct production streams anywhere its customers operate, NOV has introduced several innovative technologies in the modern shale era. While some service entities are unable to provide a full-suite of products or offer new solutions to trending challenges across the Permian and other plays like the Bakken, NOV’s product and solution list is long.  PR

On the future of serving the Permian and other shale plays, NOV says: “We deliver a field-proven, highly-engineered, comprehensive resource for artificial lift, midstream and production equipment. Our expertise in engineering and project management allow us to deliver quality products manufactured to meet the most demanding customer requirements.” 

Well Construction And Completion Components
-Premium Connections
-Liner Hangers
-Cementing Equipment
-Downhole multistage fracturing tools
-Sand Storage Solutions

With its Bullmastiff system, NOV provides an openhole ball-drop-activated multistage fracturing system that incorporates proppant and formation debris control. The system uses sand screens, which are exposed post-fracture, to prevent proppant flowback. By using a mechanical method of sand control, the Bullmastiff enhances well economics over a well’s life cycle by reducing surface facility requirements and improving production efficiency.

Well Intervention Tooling
-Coiled Tubing (reels, trucks and trailers)
-Wireline equipment

NOV has in worldwide operation more than 1,300 coiled tubing units, 1,500 nitrogen units and 200 snubbing units. For areas that require long string lengths the company developed its trademarked Hydra Rig trailer that carries nothing but the tubing reel. The reel can be used with any other trailer designed for extended reach laterals. 

Production Equipment
-Artificial Lift
-Composite Piping

For production of shale oil and gas, the team says that its “breakthrough innovations in hydraulic rod pumping systems, progressing cavity pump systems and automation controls and monitoring are changing the way operators view their long-term production through artificial lift.”