Rig assist snubbing units provide an economical means of running or pulling tubing in and out of the wellbore under pressure, which allows operators to continue producing the well during intervention applications. Live-well workover eliminates the risk of formation damage from kill fluid. It also saves the time and expense of loading or unloading the kill fluids from the wellbore, as well as costly disposal of the kill fluid.

KLX has one of the largest fleets of rig assist space saver and “mini” snubbing units currently working in the markets we serve. Through operational efficiency, integrity and industry expertise, KLX has established itself as a recognized leader in snubbing. Our experienced teams support some of the nation’s leading operators through a comprehensive range of projects supporting completion, production and critical well operations.

Working in conjunction with well control operations, such as snubbing in kill string, KLX’s lightweight, compact “mini” hydraulic, rig assist units are mounted on gooseneck trailers for easy transport and maneuverability on location. Each of these small-footprint, high-performance units:

  • Includes accompanying diesel power
  • Offers jack assembly with or without integral work platform
  • Comes with pipe handling winch
  • Features 5,000 psi Shafer type annular stripping BOP
  • Includes Cameron Type-U safety backup BOP (most units)
  • Handles tubulars up to 3-1/2” at max 1,500 psi
  • Runs 2-7/8” and smaller tubing at 2,000 psi
  • Rigs up quickly, usually in an hour or less

Our larger space saver rig assist units are mounted on bobtail trucks or semi-trailer units. The space saver snubbing unit has an 8–10-foot jack stroke for quick trip times under pressure. These units are equipped with the same 5,000 psi annular BOP as the “mini” rig assist units, but also utilize two Cameron type-U BOPs which allows for ram-to-ram stripping at pressures up to 6000 psi when the KLX proprietary pipe guide system is fitted into the snubbing jack assembly. A large work basket with power tongs and operators console allows for safe, efficient operation.

Snubbing Services
  • Underbalanced completions and drill-outs
  • Running or pulling production tubing
  • Running or pulling packers, liners, liner hangers, bridge plugs or gas lift mandrels
  • Fishing operations
  • Simultaneous operations (SIMOPS)
  • Pulling or landing isolation hangers
  • Plug and Abandonment (P&A) operations
  • Removal of debris from the wellbore under pressure