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DrillGear Oilfield Solutions is pleased to announce an oilfield equipment upgrade project between CalgaRIG Engineering and Australian firm Wild Desert Oil and Gas Field Services.

Released: May 15, 2018


DrillGear Oilfield Solutions is pleased to announce an oilfield equipment upgrade project between CalgaRIG Engineering and Australian firm Wild Desert Oil and Gas Field Services.

The integration of engineering with fabrication to enhance equipment efficiency specifically for the Australian operating environment has brought its own challenges. “Bringing together our expertise in design and engineering with Wild Desert’s operations expertise exemplifies our approach,” said Saj Shapiro, CEO of DrillGear Oilfield Solutions and CalgaRIG Engineering “spending the time to get to know our clients needs and requirements and then tailoring solutions has been our core competency.”

CalgaRIG’s Chief Engineer Milan Rajic added that “I love the engineering challenges that working internationally brings. After 40 years, I’m still learning every day, staying open to creative solutions.”

Jeff Schlachter, the Senior Trade and Investment Officer for the Government of Alberta Economic Development and Trade has worked hard to strengthen and expand the relationships of Alberta companies with international companies. “The support we’ve received from both Jeff, and his federal counterpart, John Williams, the Federal Canadian Trade Commissioner has been incredible. They have been tireless in promoting Canadian and Australian trade and cooperation,” added Shapiro.

Wild Desert is an oil & gas well servicing company based in Roma, Queensland, the heart of the Surat Basin.  The company was established in 2005 & has since grown to incorporate well servicing rigs, logistic services, rig camps & a workshop for the fabrication & maintenance of equipment.


CalgaRIG was founded in 2004 in response to a growing oil and gas industry. As an elite mechanical and structural engineering company based in Calgary, Alberta, CalgaRIG focuses on the design, manufacturing and servicing of oil and gas exploration and production equipment. CalgaRIG’s clients enjoy quality assured products and services in all sectors of the oil and gas and mining industries.

DrillGear brings Canadian expertise in design, engineering, project and quality management together with high quality, efficient fabrication solutions for oilfield clients worldwide. The result is cost-effective world-class oilfield equipment. DrillGear was founded with a vision to provide innovative, cost-effective and dependable oilfield solutions: whether manufacturing custom designs, managing projects from intial concept to finished product, or providing design and quality assurance and inspection services and personnel.

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