15 December 2015 Published by
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The end of the year has been hectic. These past weeks have seen our team applying our technology alongside customers in Houston, Texas and at drilling pads in the UK, while more product shipments have been delivered.
The first week of December saw some of us in Texas to meet operators, drilling contractors and rig equipment manufacturers to demonstrate and apply the Latch Hawk, our patented fingerboard latch monitoring network. The product meets a pressing need for a solution that can prevent dangerous incidents during pipe racking, and that can be retrofitted to new and existing drilling platforms. In addition, customers identified savings from faster pipe tripping, spotting malfunctioning fingerboard latches and predicting latch failure. We had great fun working on drilling rig simulators at NOV’s facility in Bammell, Texas.
Meanwhile some of our team have been ‘drilling ahead’ with an operator back in the UK. Notwithstanding the mud of the drill pad, the meadows and woodland around the rig were beautifully lit by the low winter sun which brought to mind George Orwell’s description of southern England as having “the sleekest landscape in the world”. Salunda is making good progress trialling a proprietary fluids analysis technology in partnership with an onshore operator, and we expect to reveal more about this application in the New Year.
Meanwhile, back at our offices more batches of our products have been prepared ready for collection by our customers as part of a rush to meet end of year deadlines.
Finally, all the staff at Salunda Limited would like to wish our customers, suppliers, partners and investors a peaceful Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.