Houston, TX, (April 17, 2012) — Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial clients worldwide, today announced that Nicklos Drilling selected Worldwide Power Products for emergency replacement of a drilling rig generator. WPP identified a match to Nicklos Drilling’s specifications and shipped it immediately, enabling the contract drilling firm to have it installed and operating in just three days.
“Nicklos Drilling’s Operations Manager Bill Brannan contacted us when he couldn’t find an available replacement for a failed diesel generator on one of his Gulf Coast drilling rigs,” said WPP Vice President Mark Lum. “All their rigs were in use, so every minute of downtime was costing them money. They needed the generator as soon as possible.”
“Everyone in the oil field is so busy now that it’s hard to find equipment when you need it,” said Nicklos Drilling President Jim Nicklos. “We called several Caterpillar dealers and there was no availability. If we had ordered one from the dealer, it would have taken six months to arrive.”
WPP, which specializes in Cummins and Caterpillar generators and engines, has a purpose-built system that gives them real-time visibility into all available inventory. As a result, WPP was able to identify a match to Nicklos’ specifications–a new, surplus Caterpillar 3512C generator set with the original warranty–and ship it immediately.
“We are not a large enough company to physically buy and maintain extra equipment,” said Nicklos. “To locate that size engine without ordering one new, a team member could have worked for months,contacting every Caterpillar dealer in the country to find out what is available and when we could have it. Worldwide Power Products does the background work to know where and what engines are available. It is a big convenience.”
About Nicklos Drilling
Nicklos Drilling Company is an oil and gas contract drilling company based in Houston, Texas. The firm provides land drilling services for wells ranging from 5,000′ to 13,000′ along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast,Southeast Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. For more information, visitwww.nicklosdrilling.com.
About Worldwide Power Products
Worldwide Power Products specializes in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets. As an independent company based in Houston, Texas, the company buys and sells new and used generator sets and engines worldwide. In addition, the firm provides rental services for job sites in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Generator sets range in size from 20kW – 2500kW and engines range in size from 150hp – 4000hp. Brand specialties include Caterpillar generator sets and engines and Cummins generator sets. For more information and a complete list of inventory, visit: www.wpowerproducts.com.