Blacksmith Oil Tools was named after the first toolhands of the industry, when Blacksmiths had to hammer and forge the bit on cable drilling rigs. The better the Blacksmith's workmanship, the better the job went. A lot has changed since the days of dropping nitroglycerin down the well to open up a formation - engineering, horizontal drilling, fracturing, and completion techniques. But, one thing remains unchanged – our dedication to doing the best work in the Oilpatch. There are a lot of Downhole Tool Companies but we keep an old fashioned attitude about work, and that it needs to get done when promised. More and more, that means relying on experienced personnel and robust tools to perform the job safely and efficiency.
Owner / Operator Brett Olson rebuilding a downhole motor
The owner / operator Brett Olson started in the Oilpatch right out of High School in 1996. He's held various management and field positions in the industry onshore and offshore in several Countries. In 2002 he went to College for Computer Aided Drafting and Design while working weekends as a Coiled Tubing Operator to pay his way through College. He took classes such as Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Materials, and Static and Strengths. All which prove invaluable today. During his Oilpatch Career he's endured two "recessions". Both times he did a stint with his passion of an Automotive Technician. In 2015 he was one of few in Alberta granted a scholarship due to his high marks in first year Automotive. He now uses his mechanical, technical, and oilfield experiences and applies it to Blacksmith Oil Tools which was founded in 2016. The goal was to supply the Industry with robust reliable tools which is becoming a quick reality due to the talent jumping on board.
Due to Customer requests. Blacksmith had to have the ability to do custom solutions for abnormal well conditions. Chad Martin joined the Company in 2017 as our Journeyman Machinist. He helped set up the shop with the proper tooling and equipment. This task was easy for him since he had worked 15+ years experience with Form-tech and Cantool building downhole tools. For the remainder of 2017 Blacksmith Oil Tools focused on designing, testing tools, and building an inventory so they could have the rental department along with field services. Today, the company is supplying dozens of customers with a variety of services in regards to downhole, manufacturing, and rentals.
Journeyman Machinist Chad Martin looking up thread specs for our downhole camera
Todd Pember started at Blacksmith in 2018. He has a background in mechanics, coiled tubing, pipefitting, and oil production. A perfect fit for a position that requires attention to detail when servicing downhole tools. Not only does he understand the tool dynamics when deployed. He knows the hydraulic and mechanical forces acting against the tool. Todd sets up the tool right the first time by referring to the well parameters. Figures out the hydro-static pressures and downhole temperatures. Then adjusts tool performance by reading schematics, o-ring charts, and thread specs. After he's done rebuilding, he checks his work by pressure testing and drifting the tool to ensure no failures out in the field.
Tool Technician Todd Pember inspects and services a WR plug