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What is an Active Rig Count?

An active rig count, specifically the Baker Hughes Rig Count, is an official listing of operational oil and gas rigs in a certain area. The list includes both location and functional status of rigs, and can be recorded nationally and/or internationally. It is an important way to gain insight into the quantity of active drilling … Continued

How to Maintain Oil Field Equipment

With the demanding work required of your heavy machinery, it’s imperative to provide a consistent maintenance plan. When well taken care of, your oil field equipment is less likely to break down and can provide you a bigger payload. Sticking with a maintenance routine helps extend the life of your equipment and reduces down time. … Continued

Chemical Treatment of Oil and Gas

Crude oil is composed of various elements beyond oil, gas and hydrocarbons. It’s necessary to separate the elements in crude oil, and treating the oil is a key part of that process. Treatment starts before the oil is even out of the ground, and continues up to point of sale. For instance, chemical compounds are … Continued

Big Mergers in Oil and Gas

The world of oil and gas is ever changing. We’re constantly making advancements in technology and equipment to improve the efficiency and safety of the work that we do. There are, of course, relocation of wells and pipelines, but perhaps mergers and other changes of ownership for industry champions are more prominent. Let’s talk about … Continued

The Finest Double Drum Well Tender Rig

When you need a double drum well tender, you don’t want to waste time messing around with chain drive rigs. If you want the finest hydraulic double drum rig in the USA, look no further than Tiger General. Our draw works have been field proven since 1978. Our products are dependable and long lasting, and … Continued

A History of American Energy Sources

At Tiger General, we make oilfield trucks, but we are making so much more. We’re making the tools you need to earn your living and the equipment that helps keep America running outside of foreign sources of energy. That’s why the history of American energy sources is so interesting to us.

The Best Vacuum Trucks Out There

As with everything we make, our vacuum trucks blow the competition away. High performance, fast loading/unloading and American-made NVE premium high power vac pumps are just a few marks of our superb quality. We engineer everything we make to get the best bang for your buck out on the field, and we even build three different … Continued

History of Oil and Gas in the Military

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time in our country (and the world) that petroleum wasn’t really a big deal. It wasn’t something we depended on, fought for or spent too much money on. That really changed in World War II. This was the start of the great shift in the … Continued

Tiger General Swab Master Swab Rigs: The Benefits

If you need a great swab rig, why mess around with old chain drive rigs or small hydraulic motors when you can own the best performing all hydraulic swab master rig in the USA? Don’t waste your time with poor substitutes. Tiger General’s direct drive hydrostatic winches deliver over 95% of mechanical torque efficiency–the best … Continued

Swab Rig Safety Precautions for any Job Site

Swabbing can be dangerous, yes, but by following good operational safety practices you can minimize your risk. It’s such an important part of well operations. It’s one of the most efficient ways to bring “loaded up” well production back to its full capacity. Using the right machine and ensuring proper procedures can make swab rig … Continued