• Horizontal-To-Vertical Pipe Handling

    Our Horizontal-To-Vertical Pipe Handling Systems promote improved rig design on drilling vessels and enhances our customers' abilities to work with tubulars from the Horizontal to the Vertical Position for Standbuilding or Tubular Running Operations.  By increasing the efficiency and safety of pipe handling operations, National Oilwell Varco provides added value to the overall drilling operation.
    Description

    Our Horizontal-To-Vertical Pipe Handling Systems promote improved rig design on drilling vessels and enhances our customers' abilities to work with tubulars from the Horizontal to the Vertical Position for Standbuilding or Tubular Running Operations.  NOV's HTV systems are designed to make up stands of either doubles or triples of range 3 casing (up to 22 in.) and triples or quads of range 2 drill pipe or tubing. The functions can be performed off line and away from well center, therefore enhancing productivity and increasing safety. The machines are designed for delivering singles from the catwalk position to the vertical position above a mousehole for standbuilding operations. Once a stand is built the vertical pipe racker on the drill floor unloads the stand and either takes them directly to well center or stores them in the racking board fingers.