Founded in 1952, Nabors Industries Ltd. owns and operates the world’s largest land-based oil drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the U.S. and international markets. Nabors has been using an MR150 Man Rider winch on a rig in Kuwait for more than 7 months. Able to withstand the harsh desert environment and temperatures in excess of 55° Celsius (131°Farenheit) for months on end with no issues, the MR150 has become a trusted part of daily operations on the rig.

When you operate more than 1,000 rigs in some of the harshest environments in the world, equipment has to be able to survive, regardless of the conditions. Maintaining production is critical to profitability. That’s why Nabors has trusted Ingersoll Rand equipment for many years and the new MR150 Man Rider winch is no different.

The MR150 was built to run in the tough oilfield and offshore environment. From its stainless steel frame and drum guard, to the stainless steel braided PTFE hoses and hardware to additional guarding protecting critical components, the MR150 Man Rider winch was built to outperform. Nabors put the MR150 to the test and it more than exceeded expectations. Scott West, Rig Manager for Nabors “hopes it will be a permanent fixture on their rig in Kuwait.”

More than uptime is on the line when you are moving people up and down on a rig. For Nabors, keeping their workers safe is a chief concern. The MR150 Man Rider winch earned the trust of the people who use it every day to perform critical maintenance tasks high above the rig floor. Its dual braking systems, slack line prevention system and built-in emergency lowering system gave rig personnel the confidence they needed to keep the rig operating. They received “numerous compliments from rig and service hands alike saying they feel safe and secure and have no concerns about being lifted to perform any task at height with the confidence of knowing their lives are secure,” said Scott West, Nabors Rig Manager. 

As one of the top drilling companies in the world, Nabors will continue to operate rigs in challenging locations. Based on the performance of the new MR150 they will continue to rely on the MR150 Man Rider winch to ensure successful operations. “We are certain the quality of the company name and their history will ensure safe, dependable operations for many years to come,” Scott West, Nabors Rig Manager.

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