Drilling operations have seen a dynamic shift over the past 70 years or so. Tougher geological circumstances, complex downhole conditions, and stringent environmental safety norms have pushed manufacturers to constantly innovate and produce high-grade oilfield equipment. A huge emphasis has been laid on the quality of the downhole tools and equipment. It is only apt given the crucial role downhole tools play in the oil & gas exploration and production activities. Taking into consideration the huge number of players in the downhole tools market, industry certification on downhole tools fleet management becomes an important factor. When you look at certifications (be it for a product, a management system, or a project), they establish the evidence of your compliance with the industry norms. Certifications give you a certain level of credibility and assure that the benchmark is being achieved in processes, operations, and quality. In this article, let’s take a look at one such industry-leading certification, Certified by Cougar (CBC), issued by pioneering downhole drilling solutions provider, Cougar Drilling Solutions.
Canadian downhole tools major, Cougar Drilling Solutions has been designing, manufacturing, and delivering industry-leading downhole drilling tools, services and solutions for more than 5 decades. The company recently introduced ‘Certified by Cougar’: the first of its kind industry certification process aimed at helping companies establish, manage and service your fleets of downhole drilling tools. Through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, Cougar enables downhole tool companies to better manage their tool fleet.
In the due course of the certification process, Cougar helps companies set up their own workshop, trains their technicians and audits procedures to ensure that the fleet of tools delivers performance at the highest industry standard.
Through and through, the certification process involves:
- Assisting companies in their workshop layout
- Advising on spare part requirements and appropriate stock levels
- Technician training, development, and certification
- Yearly and periodic audit reviews and workshop certification
- Engineering support
- Preferential part pricing and availability
- Obtaining the Certified by Cougar seal of approval
Why ‘Certified by Cougar’ is Important
Cougar Drilling’s 5-decade-long experience and expertise in designing, manufacturing, and delivering downhole tools bring immense value for companies in a similar market. The performance of downhole tools depends largely on an organized service shop driven by well-trained staff. The certification process puts companies in direct contact with a market leader, whose support can help them:
- Gain more control over their fleet of tools knowing they are always readily available
- Ensure the tools consistently perform to the highest standard
- Reduce excessive or unknown service costs
- Simplify the tool fleet and reduce capital investment
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