Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 46 helps drilling services company reduce unscheduled downtime

Customer annual savings of

US $360,000
Offshore oil and gas processing rig


The Tubular Running Services (TRS) division of Weatherford Colombia Limited operates more than 20 hydraulic units, which experienced repeated shutdowns while operating at temperatures exceeding 149° Fahrenheit (65 C). With shutdowns costing an estimated US $1,000 per hour, the company approached Ludesa de Colombia, an authorized ExxonMobil distributor, to determine an alternative lubricant solution capable of reducing unscheduled downtime and minimizing associated costs.


Ludesa engineers recommended the company transition to Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 46 premium quality hydraulic oil. Formulated with selected base oils and a proprietary additive system, Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 46 is specifically designed to provide exceptional performance in a range of applications. Its shear stable, high viscosity index allows for maximum hydraulic efficiency and component protection across a wide range of operating temperatures.


Prior to making the switch, the company was experiencing an estimated 30 hours per month of unscheduled downtime. Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ 46 hydraulic oil has helped improve hydraulic efficiency while eliminating the occurrence of unscheduled downtime caused by overheating, for a company-estimated annual savings of US $360,000.

*This proof of performance is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

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