National Oilwell Varco is an American multinational corporation based in Houston, Texas. It is a leading worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry; the company conducts operations in more than 600 locations across six continents, operating through three reporting segments: Rig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies, Completion & Production Solutions. Rig Technologies engineers and manufactures drilling rigs, advanced drilling equipment packages, the related capital equipment necessary to drill oil and gas wells, as well as marine construction equipment such as heavy-lift cranes, mooring machinery, jacking systems and cablelay systems, marine riser tensioners. In addition, the segment provides aftermarket equipment and services such as spare parts and equipment rentals as well as remote equipment monitoring, technical support, field service, customer training.
Wellbore Technologies develops the equipment and services necessary to maximize the efficiency and economics of oil and gas wells. The segment provides the oil and gas industry with drill bits, borehole enlargement services, directional drilling tools and optimization/automation software and services. Completion & Production Solutions provides the equipment and technologies necessary to optimize the well completion process and production phase of a well's lifecycle; the segment produces a wide variety of intervention and stimulation equipment for pressure pumping, coiled tubing, wireline operations. In late 2019 NOV bought Ershigs, a fabricator of custom pipes and tanks in Bellingham, WA, USA. In 2007, the Houston Chronicle ranked NOV the fifteenth best company to work for in Houston. In 2008, the newspaper ranked NOV as the best company in the city. In the same year, NOV was listed as one of the world's most admired companies by Forbes and one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune.
In 2009, NOV was again listed as one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune and one of America's top companies by Forbes. In 2015, NOV was listed by the Houston Chronicle as one of Houston's 100 leading companies. National Oilwell's two main predecessors, Oilwell Supply and National Supply, were founded in 1862 and 1893, respectively; these two companies distributed pumps and derricks. In 1930, United States Steel acquired Oilwell Supply. In 1958, Armco Steel merged with National Supply. In 1987, National Supply merged with USS Oilwell to become "National Oilwell". Varco was founded as Abegg and Reinhold Company by Walter Abegg and Baldwin Reinhold in 1908. "VARCO" is an acronym for: Vuilleumiere and Reinhold Company after Edgar Vuilleumiere became a partner in 1915, Varco International in 1973. In 2000, National Oilwell merged with IRI International Corp. founded and managed by Hushang Ansary, which manufactures and sells drilling rigs and specialty steel products. In 2005, National Oilwell and Varco merged to become National Oilwell Varco.
In 2014, Clay Williams took over as CEO, succeeding former CEO Pete Miller, who served as NOV's CEO for nearly 13 years. Miller will become Executive Chairman of the National Oilwell Varco spinoff company, DistributionNow; the company employs nearly 64,000 people and has over 1,200 facilities across six continents worldwide. In February 2012 NOV acquired a Russian coring company Interval Ltd. List of oilfield service companies Shaffer Official National Oilwell Varco Home Page Business data for National Oilwell Varco
Emmanuel Hiel, was a Flemish-Dutch poet and prose writer. Hiel was born at Sint-Gillis-Dendermonde. During his life he held various jobs, from teacher and government official to journalist and bookseller, busily writing all the time both for the theatre and the magazines of North and South Netherlands, his last posts were those of librarian at the Industrial Museum and professor of declamation at the Conservatoire in Brussels. Hiel took an active and prominent part in the so-called Flemish movement in Belgium, his name is associated with those of Jan van Beers, Jan Frans Willems, Peter Benoit. Benoit set some of Hiel's verses to music, notably in his oratorios De Schelde; the Dutch composer Richard Hol composed music for Hiel's Ode to Liberty, van Gheluwe used Hiel's verses in his Songs for Big and Small Folk. That music contributed the popularity of Hiel's writing in schools and among Belgian choral societies. Hiel translated several foreign lyrics, his rendering of Tennyson's Dora was published in Antwerp around 1871.
For the national festival of 1880 at Brussels, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Belgian independence, Hiel composed two cantatas and Rer Belgenland, set to music, were much appreciated. Hiel's efforts to counteract Walloon influences and bring about a rapprochement between the Netherlanders in the north and the Teutonic racial sympathizers across the Rhine made him popular with both. A volume of his best poems was in 1874 the first in a collection of Dutch authors published in Leipzig, Germany, he died in 1899 at Schaarbeek. Among his better-known poetic works are: Looverkens Nieuwe Liedekens Gedichten Psalmen, Zangen, en Oratorios De Wind, an inspiriting cantata, which had a large measure of success and was crowned De Liefde in Leven Elle and Isa Liederen voor Groote en Kleine Kinderen Jakoba van Beieren Mathilda van Denemarken His collected poetical works were published in three volumes at Roeselare in 1885. Flemish literature This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed..
"Hiel, Emmanuel". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13. Cambridge University Press. P. 451. Emmanuel Hiel in "Flemish Writers" collection Emmanuel Hiel in the Digital Library of Dutch Arts Koninklijk Atheneum Emmanuel Hiel
Real Rescues is a British documentary broadcast on BBC One exploring the daily work of the emergency services aired since 15 October 2007. Real Rescues is at the heart of the action with the emergency services of Hampshire including the police, ambulance and lifeboat crews. A majority of the footage has been shot around Fareham. Reruns are on CBS Reality. In the series, other counties from across the UK began to be featured. Other emergency services, such as mountain rescue and animal rescue, were featured. Series 3 started broadcasting on 2 November 2009; this series was broadcast live, starred Louise Minchin along with Nick Knowles. Series 5 started broadcasting on 5 July 2010 with Nick Knowles. Series 6 started on 22 November 2010. Series 7 started on 30 May 2011, the 8th series will begin in 2012 and will be hosted this time by Chris Hollins and Louise Minchin. Series 8 started on 10 June 2012. Series 9 started on 11 March 2013. Series 10 started on 4 November 2013 Real Rescues at BBC Programmes Nick Knowles Site