US-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is an oil and gas industry supplier through its four business divisions: rig systems, rig aftermarket, wellbore technologies, and completion and production solutions. The company is a leading provider of equipment and components used in drilling and production operations, and also offers services and solutions designed for the upstream oil and gas industry. Its product portfolio includes solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, premium drill pipe, wired pipe, tubular inspection and coating services, instrumentation, downhole tools, and drill bits, as well as technologies for well completions and offshore production. Founded in 1995 and based in Houston, Texas, NOV completed in 2014 the spin-off of its distribution business into an independent company. In the region, the company has a presence in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Brazil. In Brazil, NOV has a technical college and training center in Macaé, as well as facilities for the manufacture and repair of equipment.