Harris CapRock Contract with Nabors in Iraq

Harris CapRock Communications, a global provider of fully managed communications for remote and harsh environments, has signed a two-year contract to provide Nabors Industries with satellite communications for multiple land rigs and a base office in Iraq. Harris CapRock’s Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services will provide Nabors personnel working on remote Iraq land drilling sites the ability to interconnect with the local base office and corporate headquarters.

As its operations continue to grow and expand across the globe, Nabors requires an integrated communications platform that allows personnel to share critical information between their remote locations, regardless of what part of the world they may be in. A uniform communications solution through one partner provides Nabors personnel with a consistent user experience from one remote location to the next.

“As we move into new regions, it’s important that we receive the same level of quality and reliability consistently in our communications to provide real-time visibility to the well sites that we currently have in other areas where we operate,” said Sri Valleru, chief information officer, Nabors Industries. “We need to help our operations personnel focus on what they are there to do, not worry about how to learn a new communications system or about the integrity of its reliability. Harris CapRock met our requirements with its global capabilities and was a natural fit for our team.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Harris CapRock will provide data transmission, Internet connectivity and ongoing service and support to sites throughout Iraq, with the potential for additional VSAT units to be secured in the future. This will allow Nabors personnel to share critical information, such as well site data, to and from the land rigs and the base office, and ultimately send data back to the Nabors corporate office in Houston, Texas. Harris CapRock will leverage its self-owned and operated teleports in Houston and Aberdeen, Scotland, to land communications traffic.

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