Economic conditions in the oil and gas industry fluctuate, but Veristic Technologies has a way of dealing with that. “We have made ourselves a diverse company with an array of products and services to offer our client,” Senior Vice President Charles Vora explains. “For example, if there is a decline in new rig sales, we can turn our focus to engineering services, such as recertifications and inspections, and upgrades.
“We are an engineering group at heart,” he explains. “The oil and gas industry is our focus, but if the industry goes through a down time, we can use our engineering expertise elsewhere.”
For Trident Structures, taking a project from design through construction to start-up is just par for the course. And for this vertically integrated company, it’s all about doing it with safety, efficiency and profitability in mind, and delivering projects on time and on budget.
“Being in the market we are in and given the size of our company, we have the ability to respond to customers’ requests,” says Ryan Kynard, senior project manager. “We are efficiently sized and integrated enough so our staff listens to customers and is in tune with their needs. We understand budgets and schedules and our customer service makes us shine.”
Its technology might be a small part of the artificial lift market, but Tech-Flo Consulting LLC’s downhole hydraulic jet pump has been recently designed to be more resilient and productive than jet pump designs of old. This is not your grandfather’s jet pump, maintains President and CEO Bill Jackson.
“The jet pump is a product we base our entire company around,” explains Erik Reissig, executive vice president and general manager. “The jet pump is a tool used to produce, test and flowback oil and gas wells. We sell, lease and service this tool as well as ancillary production equipment. With in-house engineering, we are able to design downhole tools to address any application we may come across. This allows our jet pump to have the most comprehensive application range of all forms of artificial lift.”
Although the oil and gas industry is booming and labor rates are high, finding people with the requisite skills is difficult. Assisting major oil companies with highly skilled labor is the niche of Shamrock Energy Solutions.
Shamrock Management was initially founded in 1997 as a consulting firm connecting oil companies with experienced labor for production. Big changes came to Shamrock in 2008, when the company was purchased by Jeff Trahan.
A new business philosophy and additional products and services called for an all-new label: Shamrock Energy Solutions (Shamrock).
The development of the metal shipping container in 1956 revolutionized the shipping industry and defined the legacy of its inventor, Malcom McLean. Prior to McLean’s innovation, goods were loaded and unloaded individually in bags, boxes, crates or barrels as opposed to the more efficient method most frequently practiced today.
Josh Oren, founder and CEO of Houston-based SandBox Logistics, feels his company can do for frac sand storage and transportation what McLean did for general cargo: Make the shipping process faster and more efficient.
With 150 combined years of oil and gas experience, the staff of R&J Technical Services can offer its clients service backed by extensive expertise, President Ron Houskeeper says. “[We have the] ability to troubleshoot and maintain any of the electrical and technical systems of any drilling rig or gas or oil facility,” he says.
Based in Layton, Utah, R&J Technical provides 24-hour electrical and technical service for the oil and gas, industrial and commercial markets, which include clients such as Chevron, EOG, Shell and Oasis. The company also designs and builds power equipment, including power skids and generators.
A firm’s focus can change substantially during its life. Ressources Appalaches is preparing for such an evolution, as it moves from an exploration firm to a full production company on its Dufferin Mine project, Chief Administrative Officer Steve Hebert says.
The Rimouski, Québec-based company started operations in 1994, “exploring in the Appalachian range for gold and other precious metals,” Hebert explains. But, in 2008, it found the Dufferin property, a previously explored gold mine located in rural Nova Scotia, 150 kilometers northeast of Halifax.
Q’Max Solutions takes it name from an engineering term for the maximum flow from a wellbore, and since its inception the company has striven to give the maximum effort to its customers in the oil and gas sector. Since 1993, Q’Max has provided oilfield services in nine countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador, through nine self-sufficient business units. Even though the company faces some stiff competition from some of the biggest names in the industry, President and CEO Chris Rivers says Q’Max succeeds because it has the skills and capabilities to maximize value for its customers.