Bentec and CAN Global USA have reached an agreement with North American onshore drilling contractor, Xtreme Drilling Corp, to supply major drilling components for the upgrade of three of its new proprietary-design 850XE land rigs, which will commence operations later this year. Xtreme Drilling says it believes that the 850XE will be the fastest moving and most efficient 1,800-hp AC rigs for pad drilling in North America.
The contract includes the supply of three Bentec equipment packages, each of which will include a 500-ton AC top drive, a remote-controlled iron roughneck, as well as a new and specifically developed offline stand-builder. These incorporate the latest-generation of technology, delivering enhanced rig performance and increased automation through new remote control and monitoring features.
Dirk Schulze, CEO of Bentec, said: “Our entry into the North American market is a key milestone in Bentec’s development. Our products offer the latest in technology and reliability and fit well with Xtreme Drilling Corp’s aim of making the 850XE not only the fastest-moving land rig in the US market but also the most efficient.”
Matt Porter, CEO of Xtreme Drilling Corp, said: “As part of the process for our 850XE design, we evaluated many vendors for key rig components. Ultimately, no one was able to match Bentec’s combination of documented product reliability, integrated safety interlocks and forward-thinking design and engineering. We are excited about this relationship and look forward to integrating Bentec’s leading-edge technology into future Xtreme rigs in the United States.”
The new distribution agreement with CAN Global USA covers the sale and service of all Bentec drilling rig components in the US market. The product range includes top drives, mud pumps, drawworks, iron roughnecks, pipe-handling solutions, as well as the main electrical drilling and control systems, such as power control rooms, VFD drives and various control solutions.
Greg Connors, Managing Director of Can Global USA, said: “We have worked hard over the past three years with our customers to be where we are today, and to have the opportunity to represent Bentec is a game changer for the North American drilling market. We are more than convinced that Bentec will be one of the top tier OEMs in North America within the next few years.”