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Nomac Drilling receives 1,000th NOV TDS-11 top drive

Posted on 01 July 2010

Pete Miller (left), NOV chairman, president and CEO, presents an award to Sam McCaskill, Nomac Drilling president, in recognition of Nomac’s receipt of NOV’s 1,000th TDS-11 top drive.

Pete Miller (left), NOV chairman, president and CEO, presents an award to Sam McCaskill, Nomac Drilling president, in recognition of Nomac’s receipt of NOV’s 1,000th TDS-11 top drive.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) celebrated the shipment of the 1,000th TDS-11 top drive on 20 May at the company’s Orange, Calif., manufacturing facility. Pete Miller, NOV chairman, president and CEO, presented an award to the facility’s director of operations, Owen Unruh, in recognition of the manufacturing landmark.

A ceremony was held a few weeks later in El Reno, Okla., when Nomac Drilling received the 1,000th TDS-11 top drive, and Mr Miller presented an award to Nomac president Sam McCaskill in acknowledgement of the milestone.

Since NOV introduced land rig top drives to the market in 1990, the technology has proven itself invaluable, especially in the prolific North American shale plays.

NOV executives celebrate the completion of the 1,000th TDS-11 top drive in Orange, Calif., on 20 May. From left are: Taso Palidis, VP operations – Americas; Jim Schindler, VP – US plant operations; Paul Broadhead, VP engineering Americas; Andrew Bruce, VP of organizational development; Bobby Bryan, VP regional sales – Americas; Pete Miller, chairman, president, CEO; Kevin Chapman, group VP – business development; Owen Unruh, director of operations; Becky Byrd, VP corporate marketing; Joe Rovig, group VP – global operations; Mark Reese, president – Rig Solutions.

NOV executives celebrate the completion of the 1,000th TDS-11 top drive in Orange, Calif., on 20 May. From left are: Taso Palidis, VP operations – Americas; Jim Schindler, VP – US plant operations; Paul Broadhead, VP engineering Americas; Andrew Bruce, VP of organizational development; Bobby Bryan, VP regional sales – Americas; Pete Miller, chairman, president, CEO; Kevin Chapman, group VP – business development; Owen Unruh, director of operations; Becky Byrd, VP corporate marketing; Joe Rovig, group VP – global operations; Mark Reese, president – Rig Solutions.

Hundreds of NOV employees joined the celebration of the TDS-11 top drive milestone on 20 May at the company’s Orange, Calif., manufacturing plant.

Hundreds of NOV employees joined the celebration of the TDS-11 top drive milestone on 20 May at the company’s Orange, Calif., manufacturing plant.

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