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The Integra Group has successfully finished test works in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
The Integra Group has successfully finished test works on core samples collection and directional drilling (DD) in Abu Dhabi (UAE) for ADCO (Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations), which is the allied company of the national UAE ADNOC petroleum corporate group.
At present, Integra actively develops foreign direction. The UAE market became the first one, where the Company successfully passed audit, received pre-qualification and signed the contracts on test works carrying out. The application of the equipment different from the one applied in Russia became a specificity of this project. Its technical characteristics differ in dimensions, structure and technologies, including due to geological peculiarities and special requirements of the customer in relation to core samples collection. The differences are also determined by the fact that the customers in UAE apply only the most advanced technologies.
Specially for the project in Abu Dhabi, VNIIBT-Drilling Tools Ltd’s specialists (the city of Perm) have successfully developed and manufactured modern and reliable equipment. Core samples collection was carried out by the Company’s specialists on their own equipment, and PDM of foreign manufacturing, which would further be replaced by PDM of VNIIBT-Drilling Tools manufacturing, were applied in the project on DD.
According to Evgeny Vlasovets, Vice-president of international projects at the Integra Group, the carried out works got very high assessment of the foreign customer, who had recognized reliability and efficiency of Perm equipment and applied technologies. In their comments, the representatives of ADCO pointed out that VNIIBT-Drilling Tools’ engineers had worked the project on higher level than the leading worldwide petroleum service companies.
Among the plans for 2016, the Integra Group has a creation of its own modern production facilities in Abu Dhabi, which can be applied for the widening of the range of services provided in UAE, as well as entry into the markets of other countries of the Middle East.