Caterpillar Selected to Power Land Electric Drilling Rigs for Kuwait National Petroleum Company

For Worldwide Release: Mar 2015
Release Number: CO&G15PR4

Beijing, China - Caterpillar Oil & Gas announced today that the company has been selected to power 17 drilling rigs owned by Kuwait National Petroleum Company.  Cat® 3512B land electric drilling modules will be installed on the drilling rigs, which comprise of both new and rebuilt rigs.  Each Cat unit will provide 1245 ekW (50 Hz) of rated power. The rigs are being constructed in China and subsequently shipped to Kuwait. The first shipment of the drilling rigs were shipped to Kuwait last December and are now currently in operation.  Local Cat dealer Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar has helped deliver the drilling modules and established excellent relationship with Kuwait National Petroleum Company.

“For this project, our customers specifically wanted the Cat 3512B solution as a result of its renowned reputation as a reliable power provider in rugged land drilling applications,” Yu Hongtao,  Caterpillar Oil & Gas Asia Pacific, China direct sales manager noted. “When customers install a Cat power solution, they not only receive products that deliver on our brand promise but also the best-in-class service our global dealers provide, which is critical for land drilling customers.”

Cat land electric drilling modules have become the preferred power solution for land drilling rigs in the Middle East as customers seek product reliability backed with the support of the extensive Cat dealer network. Developed specifically to meet the demands of oil and gas applications, Cat 3512B land electric-drive drilling module has established itself as a proven, reliable power solution after logging countless hours in rugged oilfield applications. The drilling module delivers market-leading power density and features a robust base design to withstand shock loads during loading and unloading operations. Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, Cat 3512B features the latest Caterpillar electronic control module, the EMCP 4.3, which provides customers with enhanced safety, performance and overall ease of use.

For more information on the solutions and services Caterpillar Oil & Gas offers, please visit http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com/pr. Caterpillar Oil & Gas industry experts will also be on hand at the 2015 CIPPE Show, held March 26 – 28th in Beijing, China. Please stop by the Caterpillar booth in Hall W1, Booth W1503 to meet with one of our industry professionals.

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