About Us

Our focus over the last 10 years has been to monitor the drilling process and look for opportunities to enhance the well construction process with cost-effective solutions.

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Our Company

Arrival Oil Tools engineers and manufactures innovative downhole drilling tools for the oil and gas industry. Arrival is headquartered out of Leduc, Alberta, Canada and out of our facility we provide mechanical engineering services, manufacturing, quality control and field operations. In addition, we have a mechanical engineering office in Calgary, Alberta and an electrical engineering and product development team based in Carlisle in the UK. One of our core design focuses is to develop technology that almost “runs itself”. Arrival's target customers are those operators who want to employ the latest in proven downhole technologies to minimize their operational risk in terms of time and cost. Building an international reputation as an innovator of reliable and leading technology, Arrival has proven its “from the ground-up” engineering methodology time and time again, and continues to set new benchmarks in development timelines and field performance.

Corporate Governance

Arrival is committed to investing in its team of engineers and technical support personnel in order to achieve the exceptional level of product quality and durability the industry demands. From ongoing training in emerging technologies and science to maintaining an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance, employees are the company's most valued asset and are provided with exceptional care and support. Arrival also institutes an ethical code of conduct that lends high regard for community responsibility and support. Additionally, Arrival's engineering efforts are conducted under the guidelines and ethical practices as defined by APEGA, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Health, Safety & Environment

The health and safety of those within Arrival's circle of influence is paramount, and so too is the care and responsibility for the environment in which Arrival may impact. Providing a work place where employees are guarded against illness, and ensuring that the environment is protected for future generations, is the foundation of Arrival's health, safety and environment program.

Technology

Our focus has been to develop drilling technology that required both mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. Many of the mechanical systems we have developed are now in the field fulfilling many industry requirements. Going forward, the more complex technologies which encompass both mechanical and electrical engineering are now in the field testing or shop testing phase. Almost all of the technologies we have introduced are patented and we believe these technologies will contribute to the industry in a very positive way.

Antenna Rod - EM MWD Data Transmission Solution

Arrival’s EM Antenna Rod provides a rugged, high-performance electrical contact for EM MWD Telemetry systems. Using extra thick Beryllium Copper contact springs, the antenna rod provides a high-capacity electrical connection to the uphole side of the Gap Sub electrical break. The contacts are supported by rugged centralizers to provide increased performance and life by preventing wear to the outside of the springs due to rubbing. The antenna rod can be designed to run in conjunction with EM MWD systems currently in the market.

The Antenna Rod incorporates the following features:

  • Rugged contacts that do not wear into thin sections leading to failures.
  • Provides electrical break in internal MWD Sonde required for EM Dipole transmission.
  • Can be configured to operate in any EM MWD application.
  • Length of rod and connections can be configured to meet customers needs.

Antenna Sub - Electrical Gap Sub

The Antenna Sub is placed in the bottom hole assembly to create an electrical break in the drill string. This electrical break is used by Electromagnetic Measurement While Drilling (EM MWD) equipment to initiate a subsurface signal which conveys real-time drilling parameters and information to the surface.

Our latest generation of Antenna Sub has been designed for quick and easy service in any shop capable of servicing downhole tools.

Anvil - Hydromechanical Drilling Jar

The Anvil Drilling Jar is installed in any drill string to provide means to unstick a drill string should it become wedged into the formation. The increased stroke length of the Anvil provides operators with a larger impact than other available jars. The bi-directional jar action gives the operator the ability to fire the jar in the uphole or downhole directions. Accidental firing of the jar is prevented by a mechanical latch that holds the internal mandrel in place during tripping and drilling operations.

The Anvil incorporates the following features:

  • Simple operation with hydraulic delay upstroke and mechanical downstroke.
  • Internal Lee Visco Jet metering valve provides reliable and repeatable hydraulic delay that is temperature independent providing consistent timing even during repeated firing.
  • Large through bore for high flow rates and MWD sonde retrieval.
  • Can be used in directional, horizontal and extended reach wells.
  • Robust internal mechanical latch prevents accidental firing.
  • One of the longest strokes available in the industry allows the operator to deliver massive jar impacts to unstick the pipe preventing costly loss of time or equipment.

Cuttings Bed Mobilizer™ - Debris Management Tool

Designed for maximum performance and easy handling in horizontal or deviated wells, the Cuttings Bed Mobilizer™ is useful in reducing torque and drag problems by removing cuttings resting on the low side of the wellbore, while strategic placement of clusterite and stabilizer orientation are tailored and built into the tool to assist in reaming operations. Reduction of the ECD (equivalent circulating density) by keeping the wellbore clear of cuttings is one of the major benefits of using the Cuttings Bed Mobilizer™.

The Cuttings Bed Mobilizer™ incorporates the following features:

  • Short Overall Length: Designed for easy rig floor handling and more cost effective manufacturing and transportation.
  • Conventional Right-Hand Wrapped Stabilizer: Full 360° support minimizes wear to the major diameter of the tool joint and rotor blades.
  • Combination Left/Right-Hand Wrapped Stabilizer: Assists in hole cleaning and moving cuttings and debris during back-reaming operations.
  • Clusterite Covered Leading Edges: Aggressive stabilizer edges break up large hole debris and cuttings but will not affect hole gauge.
  • Cuttings Agitation: Rotor blades lift cuttings off of the low side of the borehole and auger them into the mud flow.

diMotor - Mud-Lubricated Drilling Motor

Arrival’s diMotor is a mud-lubricated drilling motor incorporating high-capacity Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) thrust-bearings and robust carbide-tile radial bearings. The motor is designed for easy service while maintaining high load bearing capacity. The diMotor can be utilized with any bottom-hole assembly and stands out on high-torque and high weight-on-bit applications. The diMotor PDC thrust bearings provide extremely long wear life due to the low coefficient of friction and high wear properties of the diamond inserts. There is a considerable increase in wear life when compared to conventional bearing backs incorporating angular contact bearings.

The drive assembly incorporates a newly designed universal joint to provide increased strength and performance. An adjustable bend assembly or fixed housing are available to provide the driller with whatever offset angle is desired. The diMotor is available in all sizes from 5” up to 9-5/8”. Any Positive Displacement Power Section can be utilized with the diMotor.

The diMotor incorporates the following features:

  • State-of-the-art PCD diamond thrust bearings.
  • Proprietary Double-Shouldered connection provides increased torque capability of internal drive components.
  • Short bit-to-bend due to compact nature of diamond thrust bearings.
  • Wide range of torques and weight-on-bit capacity.
  • Operates in any drilling environment with any power section.
  • Adjustable and fixed housing configurations available.
  • Shaft-saver and rotor catch devices provide enhanced peace-of-mind.

ESM Logger - Downhole Shock & Vibration Data Logger

Shock and vibration is increasingly acknowledged to be the source of unnecessary expense when drilling a well. The ESM (Environmental Severity Measurement) Logger is designed to put reliable shock and vibration data in the hands of drilling experts so that they can use this vital information to effectively implement procedures and practices which will control these expenses. Shock and vibration analysis will aid in providing a better understanding of drilling dynamics.

The ESM Logger incorporates the following features:

  • The ESM Logger measures and records data using 3 accelerometers in each of 3 axes; X, Y, and Z. Data is recorded to memory for post well analysis and is easily exported to any analysis software.
  • The rugged and compact design allows the ESM Logger to be installed anywhere in the drillstring or bottom hole assembly.
  • Multiple ESM Loggers can be run in the drillstring at the same time.
  • The ESM Logger is used to correlate shock and vibration characteristics to drilling parameters such as drilling performance or downhole failures.

Safety Joint™ - Drill String Disengagement Tool

Designed to provide easy release whenever disengagement becomes necessary, the Safety Joint™ will transmit torque in the right-hand direction but will back-off and disengage when required to release from stuck downhole string assemblies.

The Safety Joint™ can be designed to fit a full range of sizes, threaded connections, lengths, etc. Arrival Oil Tools will work with the customer to meet their exact requirements.

Typhoon - Bi-Directional Reamer

The Typhoon is designed to ream out sections of high frequency wellbore spiraling, sections of parallel misalignment, key seats, and dogleg tortuosity. The reamer does this by combining optimized placement of cutting structure and hole cleaning with a rotational reaming capability. The reamer body incorporates two sets of cutting structures into two integral blade stabilizers, one oriented in the downhole and the other oriented in the uphole direction. Polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDC) are brazed into a replaceable wedge block located in the ends of each of the stabilizer blades.

The Typhoon incorporates the following features:

  • Chevron Style Stabilizer Blades: The two integral blade stabilizers have a combination left hand/right hand blade wrapping to provide 360° support around the circumference of the reamer and provides low torque characteristics.
  • Cuttings Agitation and Flow Accelerator: Between the two stabilizers, an impellor and a contoured ‘bulb’ (flow accelerator) agitate cuttings on the low side of the borehole to mix the cuttings in with the drilling mud which aids in hole cleaning and cuttings mobilization.
  • Cutting Structure: Fixed cutters with no moving parts or bearings mean that there is less risk in having a downhole failure.
  • Optimized Stabilizer Blade Diameter and Length: The outer diameter of the stabilizer blade and the distance between the uphole and downhole PDC cutters was specifically chosen to match the dimensions of a packer element; demonstrating that the reamer will go through the hole proves that there will be less problems running the packer into the same hole.

VersaStabe Jr.™ - Downhole Adjustable Stabilizer

The VersaStabe Jr.™ is a downhole, hydraulically-actuated stabilizer. Designed for use in a 2D directional drilling application to help control the inclination in an extended reach or horizontal well, the VersaStabe Jr.™ can be utilized in a conventional rotary bottom hole assembly, or positioned above or below a steerable motor. The gauge diameter of the stabilizer is controlled remotely by the pumps on surface.

The unique blade geometry of the VersaStabe Jr.™ makes it the only downhole adjustable stabilizer that combines ease of sliding when run above a motor, with improved cuttings transport when rotating. The VersaStabe Jr.™ is a shorter but equally robust version of the VersaStabe™.

People

Our people always keep us a step ahead because they have the experience, wisdom and desire to always provide innovative technology.

Innovation

New technology has enabled the drilling industry to change dramatically. Companies like Arrival Oil Tools continue to design innovative technologies which reduce drilling times and well construction cost.

Performance

The oil and gas industry today requires reliable technology that eliminates as much non-productive time as possible.

Careers

Looking to start something great?

  • Arrival is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and the synergy stemming from all perspectives as a result of different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Arrival seeks out personnel with extensive experience in the development of downhole drilling technology.
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering departments ensure multiple technologies can be developed at the same time.
  • Maintain separation between engineering, oil field rentals and the service-based business ensures our professionals can concentrate on R&D.
  • Maintain flexibility on project developments in order to maximize internal cash flow.
  • Arrival is staffed with experienced personnel with a family based company culture.
  • Arrival strives to maintain a work life balance for its employees. We want all employees to be productive and have a life outside of work.
  • Arrival strives to advance as a company so we provide our employees with a flexible work environment.
  • Arrival continually develops leading-edge technology and are pioneers in the downhole directional drilling field.
  • Arrival strives to continually develop, train and advance our employees.
  • We support our employees in growth, development and career advancement.

Arrival is dedicated to provide learning and development opportunities. We expect our employees to strive to learn and develop because we believe that employee growth lies with both employee and employer. We try to put in place the tools so that our employees can be in charge of their own development and allow our employees to have a successful future.

All applicants are welcome to apply in person with Human Resources at the address listed below.

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Toll Free: 855.261.6660 Leduc: 780.980.3080
6221 41 St, Leduc, AB T9E 0V7