National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco
Traded asNYSENOV
S&P 500 Component
Fortune 500[1]
Forbes Global 2000[2]
IndustryOilfield services and equipment
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Chief Executive Officer: Clay C. Williams[3]
RevenueIncrease US$7.3 billion (FY 2017) [4]
Increase US$-277 million (FY 2017) [4]
Increase US$-236 million (FY 2017) [4]
Total assetsIncrease US$20.21 billion (FY 2017)
Total equityIncrease US$14.16 billion (FY 2017)
Number of employees
37,000 (2018)
DivisionsRig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies, Completion & Production Solutions
NOV Tower in the Westchase district of Houston, Texas.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is an American multinational corporation based in Houston, Texas.[5] It is a leading worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company conducts operations in more than 600 locations across six continents,[6] operating through three reporting segments: Rig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion & Production Solutions.[7]


Rig Technologies engineers and manufactures drilling rigs, advanced drilling equipment packages, and the related capital equipment (including top drives, iron roughnecks, drawworks, blowout preventers, mud pumps, risers, pipe handling, power and control systems) necessary to drill oil and gas wells, as well as marine construction equipment such as heavy-lift cranes, mooring machinery, jacking systems, pipelay and cablelay systems, and marine riser tensioners. In addition, the segment provides aftermarket equipment and services such as spare parts, repair, and equipment rentals as well as remote equipment monitoring, technical support, field service, and customer training.

Wellbore Technologies develops the equipment, technologies, 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, and directional drilling tools and optimization/automation software and services; downhole tools for drilling and intervention; premium drill pipe and drill stem accessories; solids control and waste management equipment and services; drilling and completion fluids; data acquisition and analytics technologies; managed-pressure-drilling systems; coating and inspection services and RFID technology for drill pipe lifecycle management; and IntelliServ wired drill pipe.

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, and wireline operations; composite piping systems, pressure vessels, and structures; integrated processing, production, and pumping equipment (including artificial lift) for upstream, midstream, and industrial operations; hydrate inhibition and gas processing technologies; subsea and floating production systems, including flexible pipe and subsea water injection technologies; integral and weld-on connectors for conductor strings, surface casing, and liners; and completion tools—including those involved in multistage hydraulic fracturing—liner hanger systems, and subsurface safety valves.

Awards and Accolades[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fortune 500 - National Oilwell Varco". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  2. ^ "Forbes Global 2000 - National Oilwell Varco". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  3. ^ "NOV - Management". Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  4. ^ a b c "NOV 2017 Form 10-K".
  5. ^ "NOV 2017 Form 10-K" National Oilwell Varco. Retrieved on August 8, 2018. "NOV 2017 Form 10-K, Address of Principle Offices: 7909 Parkwood Circle Drive, Houston, Texas 77036"
  6. ^ "NOV 2017 Form 10-K".
  7. ^ "About NOV" National Oilwell Varco. Retrieved on August 8, 2018. "About NOV."
  8. ^ Cook, Lynn. "CHRONICLE 100 No. 1: National Oilwell Varco: builder of rigs, maker of deals." Houston Chronicle. May 16, 2008. Retrieved on July 10, 2011.
  9. ^ "Oil price drop shakes up company rankings". 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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