NOV ASEP Elmar launch the e-drive

Published October 13th, 2009 - 10:06 GMT


NOV ASEP Elmar, the market leader in the design and manufacture of wireline pressure control equipment and winches, has launching its newest innovation, the NOV ASEP Elmar e-drive, which is expected to set a new standard in wireline logging and slickline activity.


The e-drive is a fully electronic truck-mounted or offshore winch system controlled by the NOV ASEP Elmar SmartMonitor. Designed to operate without a diesel engine, the result is a quieter, more controlled and environmentally friendly product which can be operated remotely from anywhere in the world.


Andrew Douglas NOV ASEP Elmar’s sales and marketing director said: “Thanks to the integration of SmartMonitor technology into the already well-known K-winch system, the e-drive is a far superior product. Improving the safety of our operators is a key factor in the development of any new technology and the near virtual nature of the e-drive is exactly the direction we are looking to take with our products.”


Capable of delivering all the functionality of the standard NOV ASEP Elmar K-winch units, the e-drive can be controlled based on information from Well Profile Prediction software. A further advantage is the reduction in environmental impact. With a fully electric solution there is no need for hydraulics and therefore no risk of fluid leakages.


For staff, the working environment is also greatly improved as the system is operated through a touch screen computer either on-board or remotely. Electrical power can come direct from a rig supply, or from a diesel powered generator where the supply is not available.


The recent acquisition of ASEP by NOV has resulted in NOV ASEP Elmar housing one of the strongest engineering departments in the industry. National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is a leading provider of oilfield products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry since 1841. NOV’s headquarters are in Houston, Texas USA and it has more than 100 subsidiaries with over 700 sites around the world, employing 36,000 people.

National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of comprehensive systems and components used in oil and gas drilling and production, drill stem products, tubular inspection, internal tubular coatings, integrated systems, downhole tools and drill bits, as well as lifting and handling equipment.  National Oilwell Varco also utilizes its integrated global supply chain services to deliver innovative solutions to customer locations worldwide.

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