Established in Romania in 2006, Tacrom Variaties S.R.L. was founded with the goal of creating a modern oil and gas upstream stimulation service company. Tacrom Variaties provides hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, pumping and gravel pack stimulation services, as well as coil tubing and nitrogen services. Back in those years, the National Oil Company Petrom (a member of the OMV group) had selected ten wells to be hydraulically fractured, to evaluate the performance of this new service company. After the successful fracking had resulted in increased production, Tacrom received a surge of new treatment orders. The first fracturing fleet was replaced in 2013 and upgraded in 2014 and 2015 with further stimulation equipment from GOES GmbH, Germany.
Tacrom Drilling S.R.L. was founded two years later, in 2008. Winning a contract for an enhanced field recovery project was no surprise since the company offers a fast-moving ᾮturnkey service” for drilling and completion of shallow wells in the west of Romania. In 2009 an additional 75t drilling rig was delivered with the intention to extend the area of operation. Two years later the company signed an onshore drilling contract, mobilising a third platform package. In 2012 Tacrom Drilling became a partner in the operations in Kurdistan (Khurmala field) with one rig for heavy work over. The company has performed over 300 fracs in Romania, 14 fracs in Azerbaijan, five in Turkey, four in Turkmenistan, one in Bulgaria and Albania, with the list of projects in the “pipeline” constantly increasing.
Dragos Mihalea, General Manager of the consortium, reflects on the dazzling success achieved so far and emphasizes that “We are proud that we have brought foreign companies here. Constantly being in touch with our partners from different countries makes us highly competitive. We have gathered equipment from Canada, Austria and Germany in our company and developed our own very specific equipment which cannot be found on the market. This specialised assembly of equipment allows us to be both cheaper and better. We can solve all our clients’ needs with just one unit. Our services are integrated and come at a very reasonable price, offering volume discounts to our esteemed customers.”
International experience and state-of-the-art technology
Although the company is Romanian owned, its international experience and capabilities reach across the globe, winning tenders in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, India, Albania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Georgia. Understanding that their experts are their crucial asset, the company has invested heavily in employees training in world renowned training centres in Germany. “They apply that knowledge on the field and our clients see the difference,” Dragos Mihalea says. With their state-of-the-art technology, Green Pack systems to protect the environment and meticulous customer care, Tacrom is leading the way into the future with the most attractive energy innovations of the 21st century.