NIDC Indigenizes 310 Drilling Equipment

NIDC Indigenizes 310 Drilling EquipmentNIDC Indigenizes 310 Drilling Equipment

National Iranian Drilling Company has indigenized 310 strategic drilling equipment in collaboration with domestic manufacturers and technicians during the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21), said the head of NIDC's Technology and Engineering Department.

"NIDC has already installed 293 of the pieces on different drilling machinery successfully. Moreover, the rest is passing the quality control procedures," Jafar Tahmasebi was quoted as saying by Moj News Agency.

Underscoring the fact that high quality tops the list of NIDC's priority in producing the new equipment, the official added, "NIDC has made plans to indigenize 700 key equipment by the end of the current Iranian year."

According to Tahmasebi, some of the newly manufactured pieces are used in downhole drilling for the first time.   

Elaborating on the production of the 20-inch RTTS, a full opening, hook wall type packer that can segregate bidirectional pressure designed for using in testing, treating and squeeze cementing operations , he said, "The piece was manufactured under the direct supervision of NIDC's experts in Khuzestan Province. It is also being used in Azadegan Oilfield casings."

Highlighting the indigenization of other products, such as electric brakes, traction motor, casing wrench and fluid pump, the official said a large number of the products will be unveiled in Khuzestan's Oil Industry Fair in November.

"More than 18,000 drilling equipment have been indigenized in NIDC's Technology and Engineering Department since 1997," he said.

Tahmasebi believes that manufacturing quality oil equipment, compatible with international standards, must continue in line with the Resistance Economy, a concept proposed by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to counter the sanctions, promote domestic growth and reduce consumption.

According to reports, out of 1.2 million equipment required by the oil and gas industry, 800,000 equipment is produced domestically, all of which are compatible with international standards. Some of the equipment include turbines, compressors, pumps, pipes and catalysts.