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Wenzel Downhole Tools
www.downhole.com / HQ: Calgary, Alberta / Employees: 270 / Specialty: Oil and gas drilling tools / Don
Ormstrup, general manager: "We find that the quality and the efficiency take care of the cost component quite well."

International

wenzel downhole tools says
its people and manufacturing
processes help it maintain a dominant position in the industry.

Reliable Tools

wenzel delivers robust, reliable drilling tools
thanks to its many strengths. by chris petersen
When drilling for oil or gas, an operator needs to be confident that its
tools will be up to the task of carving
through thousands of feet of soil and
rock, and it needs to know that those
tools come from a name it can trust.
That's why for more than 20 years,
oil and gas companies have turned to
Wenzel Downhole Tools, according
to General Manager Don Ormstrup.
He says the company has been known
from its very beginnings for developing and manufacturing downhole
tools that exceed expectations, and it
continues to expand its global foot144

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print by living up to those expectations time and time again.
Founded in 1995, Wenzel Downhole
Tools specializes in building drilling
motors, agitating tools, jarring tools,
and associated products. Ormstrup
says this puts the company in direct
competition with some of the biggest
and most respected names in the marketplace, but even so Wenzel Downhole Tools has been able to carve out a
significant space in a very crowded industry. "Right now, it's really very cutthroat in the marketplace," Ormstrup
says. "Everybody is reducing prices,

trying to get their product into various marketplaces around the world."
Even though the competition is
strong, Wenzel Downhole Tools is not
without a substantial arsenal of advantages that allow it to stand toe-to-toe
with the giants of the industry and even
succeed against them frequently as it
continues to burnish its reputation
around the globe. "We fare very well
against them," Ormstrup says. "Our
size is just a fraction of their size, but
we are very well-regarded in the Middle
East and elsewhere in the world."
The company's strengths from a
manufacturing perspective are the
main reasons why it can compete on
the global stage, according to Ormstrup. In every aspect of the company's manufacturing operations, Wenzel Downhole Tools has the people
and processes in place to help it main-


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