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Welcome to Northwestern Air Services
Northwestern Air Services is one of the leading Air / Under Balanced Drilling companies in the Rocky Mountain Region. Jerry Smith the Owner and President of North Western Air Services brings over 40 years experience in the Air and Under Balanced Drilling Business. He founded Northwest Air Drilling in 1977 and operated this company until 1998 when he sold it to Clearwater. Due to client demand he decided to get back into the Air / Under Balanced drilling business and thus formed Northwestern Air Services in 2000. At Northwestern Air Services Jerry Smith has maintained a culture of service and innovation..
Innovative Project Planning and Execution
Northwestern Air Services believes that Innovative and reliable equipment is a major key to a successful Air or Under-balanced Drilling project. As expected from a leader in the industry, Northwestern Air Services’ Equipment is the most innovative and modern in the industry. At the core of the Fleet is our Combination Compressor / Booster that provides 1500 SCFM at 2300 PSIG. Let Northwestern Air Services become your partner and assist you in getting the best results for your Air or under balanced Drilling project. Northwestern can assist you in determining whether the project be undertaken requires Foam, Mist Air, Parasite String, or Aerated fluid. Northwestern Air services have the people, experience and equipment to make your project a successful one.
Pipeline Commissioning and Plant Commissioning
Northwestern Air Services also offers Air / Nitrogen compression services used throughout the lifecycle of pipelines and process facilities either offshore on onshore. Northwestern Air Services has highly experienced, well trained personnel, and modern innovative equipment to meet all your compression requirements for pipeline, process, and Industrial plant pre-commissioning and commissioning safely and efficiently.
Our full range of pre-commissioning services makes us the provider of choice for pipeline construction companies looking for reliability, safety and quality. In short, we provide any air or nitrogen compression service (or package of services) carried out on permanently installed customer equipment that involves drying, testing, purging, or improving production
Our Commissioning capabilities include:
Pressure testing – multiple techniques, using air or nitrogen.
Dewatering – after hydrostatic testing, using the most modern compression equipment to drive nitrogen or air.
Purging – using our innovative all in one Combo unit (Compressor, Booster and Nitrogen Generation on one skid) to effectively and completely purge the pipeline prior to commissioning, capping or abandonment.
With a large compliment of surface equipment, Northwestern Air Services is ready to supply your needs when and where you need them. This translates into reduced mobilization costs and reduced overall project time. Seen below is a list of some of Northwestern Air Services major pieces of quality equipment.
- Combination Compressor / Booster
- Mist Pumps
- Nitrogen Generation Units
- Surface Piping