Work Over &

Snubbing Rigs

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Work Over & Snubbing Services


Nordic’s Snubbing & Work Over rigs (SWO) is developed by Nordic and designed to perform efficient work-over and drilling operations. Virtually any application undertaken by a conventional work-over rig, drilling rig or coiled tubing unit can be accomplished with the Nordic SWO Rig.

  • Pull capacity: 340,000 lbs
  • Push capacity: 150,000 lbs
  • Tripping speed: 0.75 meter per sec
  • Tripping speed: 1,400 ft per hour
  • Drillpipe: 30 ft (singles)
  • Rotary RPM: 180 RPM
  • Rotary torque:    24,000 ft/lbs
  • Max. Tripping size:     7 inch casing


Nordic is developing the next generation snubbing & work over rig purpose designed for the MENA region. The rig will move in 10 loads and rig up in 2 to 3 hours. Pipe handling is done with a new and revolutionary pipe handling system capable of handling 80 to 100 joints per hour thus allowing the rig to trip pipe at up to 3000 ft per hour making this rig the most efficient snubbing & work over rig on the market today.

An increasing number of oil and gas companies are using snubbing & work over rigs as a routine procedure for P&A, well completions, remedial fishing operations, stimulation and frac operations and general work-over’s. The main advantage is that the well does not need to be killed prior to commencement of operation and the snubbing & work over rig offers a safe and easy alternative. These are highly mobile and very easy to mobilize both offshore and onshore.

Some other advantages include:

  • Eliminates the need for kill fluids
  • Reduces formation damage
  • Reduced foot print
  • Saves time and money
  • Environmental friendly


The innovations include:
  • One piece lift directly onto the service rig’s BOP (Blow Out Preventer) or Well Head flange.
  • High mobility
  • Unique short design that places BOP’s inside the hydraulic cylinders making the rig assist unit highly compatible to all sizes of service, drilling rigs and coiled tubing units
  • An annular control system that allows for the deployment of various OD tubing or down hole tools.
  • Fast tripping time
  • Can work on live wells.

This rig design allows tubing deployment into wells under pressure and allows the wells to be safely serviced without having to use kill fluids. The process of tubing deployment involves the insertion and removal of pipe into and out of a well with surface pressure. The rig design also incorporates a continuous circulation manifold to insure constant well bore circulations during pipe handling.


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30 September 2018


NORDIC joins GOTECH (Gas & Oil Technology) Showcase and Conference 2018 on October 22-24, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Have a look at our Exhibition Stand at Booth No. GO013 at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall.

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The 15th of June Nordic's new website has been launched. With a new fresh look and feel you can now easily browse our services and keep up to date on events. The gallery gives an impression of how our Nordic services find place. If you are interested in getting in touch with you, please fill out the contact form on the contact us page and we will be in touch with you shortly. Enjoy our website.

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