Schramm Inc., a world-class manufacturer of land-based hydraulic drilling rigs, today announced a partnership with FEMCO, an aftermarket parts manufacturer and emergency repair services provider, to support its customers operating in North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas.
The service centers provide onsite, real-time, 24-hour technical support for local parts, as well as any hydraulic, electrical or mechanical issues. For Schramm customers operating in the Williston Basin of North and South Dakota, the regional service center has been successfully supporting customers since August, 2014. For operators in the Haynesville formation of East Texas, and various plays located in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the new regional service center will be operational November 1, 2014. These areas represent some of the most active oil and gas plays in the country.
“We stand behind each drilling rig we manufacture and we are committed to supporting our customers by helping them reduce downtime in all their drilling operations,” said Mike Dynan, Schramm’s vice president of aftermarket. “This new partnership with FEMCO enables us to further deliver upon that commitment, by allowing us to support our customers located in areas that are critical to our continued success.”
The partnership will pair Schramm’s technology leadership and technical expertise with FEMCO’s local presence and extensive experience in oilfield equipment repair and applications support.
“FEMCO is very pleased to partner with Schramm in supporting their equipment in these regions,” said Scott Walker, FEMCO’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “The technical advantages provided by Schramm rigs, coupled with FEMCO’s nationwide footprint and 24/7 field service, ensure that Schramm’s customers can expect maximum operating efficiency and uptime in these crucial regions of the oil and gas landscape.”
Leveraging the success of over a century of proven reliability, and more than 200 Schramm patented Telemast® rigs in operation worldwide, in 2013, Schramm introduced the T500XD—the world’s first Telemast® drilling rig specifically designed for the unique challenges of shale pad drilling, followed by the 2014 launch of the smaller more mobile T250XD, which offer a highly portable, innovative solution for shale drilling in areas that demand the highest levels of safety and productivity with minimal environmental impact.