National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is expanding the efficiency and safety benefits of wired drill pipe to tripping activities. Brian Van Burkleo, Business Development Manager for NOV, introduced a network-while-tripping device at the 2014 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference in Galveston, Texas, on 16 September. The elevator-mounted device connects to the drill string while suspended in the elevators. NOV has completed the device’s proof of concept, and in this exclusive video, Mr Van Burkleo outlines NOV’s plan to commercialize the device by Q3 2015.
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