Churchill Drilling Tools reports record demand for its products in Middle East
Source: Fifth Ring for Churchill Drilling Tools , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri November 17, 2017 12:43 pm

UAE. Churchill Drilling Tools, a global oilfield service company specialising in drilling innovation, has revealed a record demand for its technologies and services in the Middle East as it approaches its second anniversary in the region.

The company has seen a significant increase in orders across its product range in the Middle East.  Churchill reports unprecedented orders in the region in particular for its flagship product, the award-winning DAV MX™ CircSub, while demand continues to grow for its other tools including the Drift Catcher pipe drift verification tool and the HyPR™ HoleSaver™, the world’s first hydraulic pipe recovery system.

Churchill’s General Manager in the Middle East, Nicholas Kjaer, said: “I’m delighted the Middle East drilling engineer and operator sectors – our target customers - have welcomed our technologies and services in the relatively short time since we set up our offices in Dubai and our workshop in Abu Dhabi.

“Our rapid growth can be attributed to a number of factors, not least the talent and commitment of the experienced team that we’ve assembled in the Middle East who have become trusted partners to many operators in the region.  The quality of our tools, which are enabling operators to drill faster, more efficiently and at low-risk, are inspiring confidence amongst the drilling community as word spreads and drilling engineers recognise their benefits.”

Nicholas added that external factors have also contributed to the company’s success: “An increase in the oil price has created greater confidence and stability in the Middle East, as operators begin once again to focus more on value and less on the lowest price when considering the most effective tools to deploy.  Additionally, we’re noticing at Churchill that greater stability is breeding greater trust in new technologies.”

Nicholas Kjaer was available on the Churchill Drilling Tools stand (8557) at ADIPEC 2017, which was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 13-16 November.

Churchill’s range of industry-leading dart activated technologies has redefined and improved many of the oil and gas industry’s existing downhole processes, from exploration through to abandonment. Quick and easy to deploy, the company’s suite of pump-in darts has delivered thousands of hours of savings to operators worldwide.

Nicholas added: “Our growth in the Middle East has been matched by significant investment in infrastructure, talent and servicing capabilities. It is an extremely exciting market for us and we’re confident the strength of our customer proposition and our commercial strategy will ensure continued growth in the region.”


- The DAV MX™ is the bypass tool of choice globally.   It has been run more than 1,300 times helping operators with curing losses, hole-cleaning, dry-tripping and self-filling.
- The HyPR™ HoleSaver™, a hydraulic stuck pipe recovery system that is a safe and low cost way to clear stuck pipe, can avoid millions of dollars in missed downtime and wireline crew deployment.
- The Drift Catcher eliminates risky and time-consuming drifting in the derrick, or ad hoc down hole wire tail drifting. Low cost, fast and reliable and providing visible topside assurance, the tool cuts drifting times by up to 97%.

Photo Captions:
1. (above)  Nicholas Kjaer, Churchill’s General Manager in the Middle East,
2. (inset)  For illustrative purposes only (File photo)

About Churchill Drilling Tools
Churchill Drilling Tools is a specialist engineering company that provides leading and innovative drilling solutions for the oil and gas industry. From founder Andy Churchill’s original designs in 1998 the company has become renowned for the supply of a wide range of simple, reliable and effective rental products.
Churchill’s presence in the drilling industry is global, with offices located in Houston, Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Its flagship product, the DAV MX™ CircSub, is a recognized performance leader and has been successfully run in more than 1,300 wells. The center pieces of the Churchill range are innovative applications of drop-in dart technology, such as Smart Darts™, which help control the next generation of down hole tools that are taking the industry forward in critical areas such as well control, drifting, mud circulation and stuck-pipe recovery.



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