Onshore exploration is moving deeper into hard to access regions, where security and safety are growing concerns. Drillstem Testing services are often required on last minute notice, and if the equipment is not onsite or needs to be serviced at the base, the client can experience substantial rig downtime costs.


Northstar understands the logistical challenges of operating in remote locations throughout the world. The key to operating efficiently with no downtime is a Self-Sufficient Mobile Setup.

Northstar's Self-Sufficient Mobile Setup is built into a 20’ or 40' shipping container so that it can be easily transported to and from location using a flatbed truck, boat or helicopter. The Self-Sufficient Mobile Setup comes equipped with tool racks, a vice, an overhead crane, pressure testing equipment, hand tools, spares, nitrogen boosters and lighting. On location, only power and water lines are required for the mobile service shop to be fully functional.


  • This Self-Sufficient Mobile Setup has proven to be the ideal setup for jungle helicopter operations and other hard to reach drilling sites where logistics are challenging.
  • Having the mobile shops built into shipping containers, stocked and ready, has allowed us to mobilize worldwide on lasts minute callouts.
  • Onsite, Northstar has been able to propose multiple DST options, which has given our clients a more versatile approach to testing over long periods without tools leaving the well site.