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Ålgård Technology Center


The 2TD technology center is based at Ålgård near Stavanger, Norway. The testing facilities and capability that are available here are second to none.

The facilities include a drill test hall with a horizontal drill test rig delivering a WoB of up to 7 tons; an endurance rig capable of applying shocks, side loads and bending forces on drilling tools during long duration testing 24/7; a mud pump capable of flow rates of 480 GPM; a flow loop for turbine and communications testing; a workshop and electronics laboratory for comprehensive testing of components and sub-assemblies (function, P,T, shock and vibration testing). In addition there is a sensor calibration facility offsite.