News | April 22, 2015

Cortec Middle East Gears Up To Support Drilling Companies For Rig Stacking


Drilling companies are in a precarious position right now as they often rely upon antiquated rig stacking procedures to minimize the impact of idle times. During these down times, drilling operators attempt to minimize labor, equipment, and other costs without compromising their “rebound readiness.” Cortec Middle East provides state-of-the-art preservation products, processes, and services to meet the often-contradictory demands of rig stacking.

When rigs are stacked (ie. Idled), operators are careful to preserve them effectively to assure their rebound readiness –ability to be quickly mobilized for service with zero loss of capital. This must be done utilizing proven reliable products that are easy to apply without posing any health, safety, or environmental risks.

Cortec Corporation has organized its global resources to be on stand-by for its client’s needs. These products and services are available through rig stacking hubs in the UAE, Norway, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Canada, and several locations across the United States.

Cortec Middle East has boosted its stocking capability at its world-class facilities at Dubai World Central; giving it the agility to support prompt deliveries into the Middle East and Africa. Experienced distributors are present throughout the region to provide in-market service and support. Field Service Engineers have been certified and are available regionally to provide guidance, training, and supervision. “We recognize the need for quick and effective logistical and technical support. We are committed to providing our clients with the needed expertise for their rig stacking needs.” said Usama Jacir, General Manager of Cortec Middle East.

About Cortec
Cortec manufactures environmentally friendly products to clean, protect, and preserve the different types of equipment found on offshore or land rigs. This includes electrical enclosures, static equipment, rotating equipment, piping, and structures. Cortec’s biobased and biodegradable VpCI-422 Rust Remover and EcoLine Cleaner/Degreaser are widely used by drilling companies for surface preparation. The VpCI technology is available as additives, emitting powders, devices, or rust preventives for the protection of equipment internal and external. For more information, visit

About Cortec Middle East
Cortec Middle East serves drilling companies as well as Cortec users and specifiers in over 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Through collaboration with the American University Dubai and over a dozen technical, training, and engineering organizations in the region, Cortec Middle East ensures drilling companies have access to global products that meet the local technical and commercial realities. To direct its clients in the development of preservation strategy, Cortec provides guidance, training, and field support through its qualified engineers in the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit

About Cortec Corporation
Cortec Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI and MCI corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified.

SOURCE: Cortec Middle East