Liquid Logistics’ emphasis on service, safety and providing its customers with cost-effective solutions is helping it stand out in the highly competitive Bakken Shale.
The frac water storage company, headquartered at the heart of the shale in Williston, N.D., was formed to fill a niche, Director of Business Development Leah Rambur says. Rambur, along with other senior management, saw the industry only providing a partial economic solution for producers.
When people think of the oil industry, their minds usually focus on the black crude workers spend so much time trying to unearth and less on water. But water plays a crucial part and is the very focus of K&M Energy Services Inc.’s business, owner Brian Mensing says.
The Gillette, Wyo.-based firm specializes in water hauling for oilfield drilling and fracturing in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. Mensing founded the firm in 1999, and initially, it focused on renting generators to clients in the Coal Bed Methane fields.
IVM Construction Inc. has built client relationships with a focus on timely service, quality, consistency and safety to stand out in the rapidly growing Bakken Shale oil and gas market.
Incorporated in 2005 as a pipeline contractor, IVM Construction today offers a broad range of construction and energy services to clients in the Bakken and elsewhere in the region. “We saw the need for a company that could come in and complete projects from start to finish, eliminating inefficiencies and extra cost,” President Joseph McKitrick says.
Each project performed by Industrial Project Solutions (IPS) is a little bit different – and better – than the last, even if they may seem the same from the outside.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the system’s performance and help our customers to do things better,” says Fabian Ros, president and co-owner of the Birmingham, Ala.-based design/build company. “We don’t just find something that works and keep doing it again and again – we find something that works and still find ways to do it better next time. Every new project we do has value-added services attached to it.”
A leading drilling rig manufacturer, Integrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) is a provider of choice on the global market because it takes the time to listen to clients and understand how they differentiate themselves. This approach has allowed IDE to become a major player in land-based rigs while expanding its presence with offshore platform rigs and horizontal drilling.
“We provide a competitive and fast-moving rig, geared especially around shale plays in U.S. markets,” Managing Director of Operations Tony Beebe says. “We work with customers to build the rig they need for their end-users.”
Throughout its 126-year history, Horsburgh & Scott has undergone countless reinventions as well as changes in ownership. However, the current incarnation of the gear and gear box manufacturer and designer based in Cleveland serves as a one-stop shop for clients looking for complex solutions to their gearing needs.
“There are very few competitors that possess robust repair centers, a robust engineering knowledge base and back it up with field services on the customer site to offer the complete solution,” President and CEO Christopher Kete says. “We have that three-pronged approach in the marketplace.”
Mining is an investment-heavy endeavor. So when producers shop around for the necessary equipment, they make their purchases with value in mind. And when Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. develops its truck haulers, it also is mindful of value.
“What mining companies really want is maximum payload because payload pays the bills,” says Bruce Murray, executive vice president of Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing. “The more weight we design out of our trucks, the more they can carry. Our largest mining truck payload is around 320 tons, and it requires a robust structure to achieve that. Other factors also need to be considered including road conditions as well as climatic conditions. Hitachi products are well-suited to those particular conditions.”
Grizzly Equipment isn’t a rental shop for homeowners looking for a wood chipper or stump grinder. A division of Surerus Construction & Development, Grizzly Equipment is an equipment rental company based in Fort St. John, British Columbia, that rents heavy equipment and pipeline tools.
“We aren’t your typical rental store; we rent large, specialized equipment,” General Manager Anthony Bing says. “We have an inventory of between 250 and 350 pieces of machinery, and we’ve added more than 30 machines in the last six months. Our rental fleet starts where the typical rental store ends.”