AlMansoori secures Versa-Rig deal

Versatile rig can be used for a number of services in the Middle East

AlMansoori CEO Nabil Alalawi
AlMansoori CEO Nabil Alalawi

AlMansoori Petroleum Services (MPS) has signed a joint venture agreement with Rodgers Technology of the US which will see the firm’s hydraulic workover “Versa-Rig” introduced to the eastern hemisphere.

The rig can be used for a number of workover services including under balancing and directional drilling, live well intervention, completion and well control services and ESP pump replacements.

Versa-Rig will revolutionise how workovers are carried out. Alternative methods, such as snubbing, have been on the market for decades but the risk of well collapse associated with this has always been an issue,” Nabil Alalawi, CEO of AlMansoori, said.

“The new rig ensures that the maximum reserves are extracted from the well in the safest and most efficient manner, without damaging the well,” he added.

Versa-Rig has multiple lift capabilities ranging from 170,000 pounds to 450,000 pounds. It can be rigged up and operate in close proximity to a drilling rig, while its total weight rests of the casing and on the sub-structure.

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