Churchill Drilling Tools, an oil field service company specialising in down-hole tools, has reaffirmed its commitment to Middle Eastern expansion by opening a bespoke tooling and service workshop in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This brand new, purpose-built facility in ICAD III, Mussafah, covers more than 11,000 square feet of workshop floor, with an additional 2,000 square feet of office accommodation.
The facility in Abu Dhabi is the latest significant investment by the company in the UAE, where Churchill has responded to growing local demand for its range of innovative dart activated products. It follows the opening of a base in Dubai at the beginning of 2016 to enhance Churchill’s support structure in the Emirates.
Founder and chairman Andy Churchill, who opened the new facility, said of the investment:
‘I am very pleased that we are able to continue to invest in the company and expand our global footprint. The UAE is an important market for us, and our investment in the new workshop facility in Abu Dhabi will enable us to cover the whole of the UAE from a central hub. Tool mobilisation, servicing, repair and maintenance can now all be done in country, allowing Churchill Drilling Tools to further embed itself into the UAE supply chain.
“The new investment in Abu Dhabi is part of our Middle East strategy and places the company in a prime position to serve to whole UAE market. With ADIPEC approaching, I am pleased that we continue to be able to invest in the UAE and offer highly skilled careers in our innovative and growing company.”
Nicholas Kjaer, general manager of the Middle East for Churchill Drilling Tools, added: “This new facility is functional as of today and will allow us to provide full lifecycle support for the Churchill product line throughout the UAE. We have already made a number of new appointments and plan to expand our technical support staff well into 2017. I look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to stand 8556 at ADIPEC and being able to show how our products can help operators solve their well challenges.