Wabtec and infrastructure company Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has recently announced an agreement for 143 AC drill motors to support an upcoming onshore rig replacement project for India’s state-owned petroleum explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC). The deal will support ONGC in its efforts to replace their aging fleet of onshore drilling rigs.
“We’re proud to partner with Wabtec to increase India’s exploration and production of domestic crude oil. These innovative drilling motor solutions, complementing world-class land rigs made by Drillmec, will further economic growth opportunities across India’s rapidly growing economy,” said P V Krishna Reddy, Managing Director of MEIL.
Engineering and Infrastructure giant MEIL, headquartered in Hyderabad, India, is leading the project to replace nearly half of ONGC’s aging 67 onshore drilling rigs. The upgrade is a critical infrastructure initiative to increase crude oil production as part of ONCG’s growth strategy outlined in Perspective Plan 2030. The new drill motors will give the onshore rigs, being made by Drillmec, the drilling power necessary to raise production levels. Drillmec is an international leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of drilling and workover rigs for onshore and offshore applications as well as a wide range of drilling equipment.
“The emerging partnership with MEIL represents our commitment to support the continued evolution of the Indian market through innovative solutions. Our drill motors are the right choice for this critical project and meet the industry’s most stringent requirements. This deal provides quiet, reliable, and powerful drill motors that will greatly improve ONGC’s drilling capability and efficiency,” said Tammy Gromacki, Wabtec’s general manager of Marine, Stationary, and Drill.
Pioneering the application of AC technology to oil?eld equipment, GE Transportation, now a Wabtec company, has more than 4,000 AC units installed on more than 1,000 rigs worldwide. The Company’s AC motors have been ?eld proven in the harshest conditions, compliant to a broad range of industry certi?cations: ATEX, IECEx, and CSA, increasing operations across more rigs, geographies and regulated territories.
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