National Oilwell Varco, Inc. has acquired two private businesses serving the international oil and gas industry, for total consideration of approximately $160 million in cash.

Hochang Machinery Industries Co. is a manufacturing and fabrication business with facilities in Ulsan and Geoje, South Korea. Hochang has been a high-quality supplier of equipment fabrication services to National Oilwell Varco Inc. and Asian drilling rig builders for several years, employing approximately 600 people. Its acquisition is expected to strengthen National Oilwell Varco’s fabrication capabilities within its Rig Technology segment, which is predominantly engaged in providing drilling and well-remediation equipment to the oil and gas industry worldwide.

South Seas Inspection (S) Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore-based inspection, repair and maintenance provider to the oil and gas industry with approximately 140 employees and operations in seven countries, including Singapore, Brazil and Azerbaijan. Its acquisition will complement National Oilwell Varco’s Petroleum Services and Supplies segment by expanding regional coverage, and by adding new derrick inspection and assembly services.

Pete Miller, chairman, president and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, remarks, “We are pleased to enhance our services and products by adding these two outstanding international organizations to the NOV family. We plan to continue to execute transactions that strengthen our ability to better serve our customers, and create value for our shareholders.”