Odfjell Well Services Coevorden

Odfjell Well Services Coevorden

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  • 11 November 2016
Project Description

    Odfjell Well Services: Division casing.
    Provider of complete package for the expansion of pipelines and oil and gas activities in the international arena. Complete maintenance on oil and gas wells on and offshore.
    The hydraulic / pneumatic tools that are used for this must meet high quality requirements and are exposed to extreme weather conditions.
    OWS goal: quality, on time, pro-active. And productivity.


    The gears/bearings of the tongues has been lubricated in the past with a variety of products from different manufacturers (standard EP2 greases). Whatever they have been using, when the tongues returned for inspection, there was no grease to be found and the wear on the gears/bearings was enormous. 20 of the 34 units had to be overhauled at an average price of € 5,500 each.


    In February 2009, Frank Kleijn suggested to change the lubrication of the gears/bearings with SWEPCO 105 High Impact Plus Grease, since this grease is very resistant to extremely high loads, even in fresh, salt and brackish water. This will both rapidly decline the wear on the gears / bearings, but consumption will also decline, as regreasing is less often required and smaller amounts have to be applied.


    • With SWEPCO 105 High Impact Plus Grease the grease consumption is drastically declined, the fat stays much better in place than with all previously tested greases used;
    • With SWEPCO 105 High Impact Plus Grease the consumption has been reduced from 100 Kg per month to 64 kg per two months, a decrease of 68%;
    • The gears/bearings can be used immediately again after inspection, since wear (almost) completely disappeared.
    • Accumulation of grease in free spaces are no longer an issue and the gears/bearings still have a nice grease protective film;
    • Around the tongue it is also much cleaner than before, because the grease is not as simple pressed away as before;
    • As a result achieved during extensive testing they are now all equipped with SWEPCO 105. McCoy (formerly Superior), the supplier of the tongues, has been commissioned these works to provide only SWEPCO 105 High Impact Plus Grease;
    • With SWEPCO 105 the tools of OWS are even more reliable than they were already and less injury prone.

    “Over the years we have tried almost all greases designed for this work, but always with a broadly similar picture. Since we use SWEPCO 105 High Impact Plus Grease there is significantly less wear, the grease consumption properly declined as well as downtime because of revision works. This all contributes considerable to a decrease in maintenance costs. We can say that we are more than pleasantly surprised by SWEPCO 105 and do also recommend it wholeheartedly to our clients to their and the rented equipment  from OWS to achieve optimal protection. “- Mr. R. Koendering, Workshop Supervisor Casing Services Odfjell Well Services.

    Odfjell Well Services in Coevorden has been using SWEPCO Lubricants since 2009.