M/D Totco introduces rig management, communication tools

M/D Totco, a division of National Oilwell Varco, has announced three rig management, communication tools including RigMS Asset Tracking and Maintenance Management system, RigTone Voice over IP and the RigConnect Self Aligning Satellite Dish Antenna.

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CEDAR PARK, Texas-- M/D Totco, a division of National Oilwell Varco, has announced three rig management, communication tools including RigMS Asset Tracking and Maintenance Management system, RigTone Voice over IP and the RigConnect Self Aligning Satellite Dish Antenna.

RigMS tracks assets and manages maintenance from a web browser to deliver high information availability and real-time asset tracking. From identifying rig equipment to tracking maintenance needs, RigMS offers tailored solutions.

M/D Totco says RigTone Voice over IP can establish reliable telephone communication in the most remote areas. VoIP benefits include having an integrated phone system across multiple locations, with scalability, for operational cost savings, and delivering more efficient voice and data networks. Caller ID, 3-way conference calling, call waiting, and 24/7 customer service are provided at no additional cost.

Subscribers to M/D Totco NOV's WellData Website Information System can add telephone service at the rigsite with RigTone Voice over IP.

The new RigConnect system is a self-deploying mobile satellite designed to be compatible with M/D Totco WellData and Voice over IP Internet data and communication services. RigConnect's built-in tilt and GPS position sensors allow it to automatically re-acquire the satellite when misaligned by accidental contact, faulty installation or severe weather. The system completes automatic deployment and stow cycles in under four minutes, saving rig-up and rig-down time.

RigConnect was designed to operate in extreme conditions, from as cold as -40°C (-40°F) and winds up to 105 kph (65 mph). All sensitive components and moving parts are sealed to NEMA-4 from blowing rain and ice.

3/23/2007

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