Welcome to Northern Solutions, LLC

“An Alaskan Company”

Northern Solutions LLC is an Alaskan-based company that specializes in solving the technically difficult issues that confront the Alaskan Oil and Gas industry. Whether it is downhole tool development, specialized labor, shop support, machining services, data management or tool testing, Northern Solutions is here to provide resources that deliver. We were born here, we operate here, but have also served in the contiguous United States and as far as Canada, Africa, North Sea and Colombia.


Machine Shop

Our Machine Shop is growing all the time. From design to machining to delivery to installation, we can create a new tool specifically designed to meet your individual project needs, in whatever quantity you require. Read more about tool solutions and shop support by clicking here.


Current Industry Standard compliance and documented services are an expectation for our business. Northern Solutions LLC has developed and implemented a quality management system (QMS) in order to document the company’s best business practices, better satisfy the requirements and expectations of its customers and to improve the overall management of the company. A process approach has been adopted as such. The QMS of Northern Solutions LLC meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2008. This system addresses the design, development, production, installation and servicing of the company’s products.



Who we are

  • Alaskan Owned, Business License#742544
  • 1270 E. 64th, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 (primary office)
  • #2 Spine Road, Deadhorse, Alaska {machine and tool shop)
  • ALASKA HIRE 99.5% Alaska residents
  • Made in Alaska certification #7533
  • Woman, disabled owned and operated company, U.S. Government, #SAM 7LG03
  • U.S. issued Patent holder (Candice English, Bob Harris, Carl Diller, John Milne)
    • Conical Deflection Wedge (US Patent Received)
    • QCLL (US Patent Received)
    • Retrievable Gas Lift System (US Patent Received)
    • 6 other Patents pending for downhole tools (United States)
    • 2 co-patents with BP (Bi-Center Bit & Power Shoe for CTD operations)
  • Diversified: Ethnic, gender balance, cognitive, age, experience and proximity
  • ISNet grade: “A” (All company documents stored here for your review)
  • Experience Modifier: .78 for 2016, .79 for 2015
  • Severity Rate, 3 years: 2015=0, 2014=0, 2013= 0
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Precision Machinist/6 journeymen & 1 apprentice
  • AK000158002 US Department of Labor, Machinist Apprenticeship Program
  • Tenaris & Hydril premium threading license #299- Anchorage Facility
  • Tenaris & Hydril premium threading license #307- Deadhorse Facility
  • MetalOne Proprietary Connections – GeoConn/SuperMax Premium Threading (Pending Certification)
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory License (sleeper but can be re-activated)

This is where Northern Solutions shines brightest. We have decades of experience to draw from in many disciplines of the Oil and Gas industry.

A few of our accolades include:

  • 2010 SPE Completions Regional Award.
  • 2010 SPE Drilling Regional Award.
  • Project Management Specializing in Platform Inline Activities.
  • Project Manager/Data Management with Focus of Optimizing High Activity Scheduling, Performance and Dynamic Drilling, Wells and Operational Activities Simultaneously.
  • Corrosion Program Support
  • Well Integrity Specialist.
  • Wellsite Leaders.
  • Wellsite Instruction.

Machine Shop Services & Tool Testing
  • Precision Machining
  • Premium Threading
  • Tenaris & Hydril

Northern solutions is a 3rd Party Provider to Client Specifications and Procedures. Our Industry Standards focus includes:

Full range of Tool Solutions for specific needs. We can build based on owner specifications for Coiled Tubing Drilling and well work. Tools are engineered, tested and manufactured to client specifics and industry standards.

Hydrostatic pressure testing of downhole tools and valves for assurance and compatibility. Hydrostatic test pressures to 15,000 psi with digital data and video documentation will be provided. Surface testing of functionality of downhole tools as needed.

Surface testing of casing exit techniques, diverter designs, mill configurations for slimhole sidetracks. Our goal is to achieve smooth casing exits to accommodate re-entry into long horizontal completions.

Drilling & Wells Support

DATA SUPPORT: To support Drilling and Wells client data integrity, performance systems, scheduling systems, data management and data quality needs. Northern Solutions also provides end-user support and design criteria for Drilling and Wells applications.

Operations & Additional Services
  • Schematic Wellbore Specialist.
  • Operations Personnel, Facilities, Plants, Drilling and Wells Schedulers.
  • Design Services.
  • Environmental Data Technicians: Government Policy and Process Review with an Emphasis on Data Compliance.

Shop Support
  • To provide management oversight of client owned equipment and tools.
  • Northern Solutions also oversees and assures client standardization of processes of specialized manufacturing.
  • N.O.R.M. program: Can test for naturally occurring radiation when needed to assure employee safety for all jobs and locations if warranted.