CoilChem LLC came to the oil and gas industry in 2009 with plans to introduce new chemical solutions designed to improve horizontal well completions and work-overs. The Washington, Okla.-based company focused on chemicals that would extend completion depths and improve operational success, says Jason Watts, co-owner and vice president of manufacturing.

“Those operations can be challenging,” says Watts, who co-founded the company after gaining several years of chemical experience in various industries. “That was always our main challenge,” he says. “ What we have focused on is the chemistry of the fluids being pumped. The chemistry had always been the weakest link.”

Some firms focus only on one service, but CH•IV International offers several. “From gas treatment and liquefaction for peak shaving or export, through marine and land transportation to final import regasification and delivery of the gas to the consumer, CH•IV has the experience to handle it all,” the company says.

Based in Hanover, Md., the company explains it offers “a full spectrum” of liquefied natural gas (LNG) consulting and design services. President Jeff Beale founded the company from its predecessor, CH•IV Corp., in 2001. Both firms have provided services to the LNG value chain since 1991.

“CH•IV’s staff of employees has a combined total of over 150 years of engineering experience covering the entire LNG value chain,” it states.

After swinging through the ups and downs of the energy industry in the past decade, new ownership is helping Bottom Line Services (BLS) transition to the stability of the midstream oil and gas market. 

For the past 15 years, BLS has been an installation contractor and a provider of services to the pipeline and plant construction markets. BLS has three main divisions: pipelines, facilities and coating. 

The San Antonio-based company’s services include amine gas and cryogenic plant construction, pipeline construction and facility construction are among its other offerings.

There aren’t many companies in the world that can do what Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. does, and there’s a good reason for that. By specializing in tender drilling, Atlantica serves a select segment of the oil industry with drilling services that require a high level of skill and dedication. Although the competition in this market is extremely limited, President and CEO Kerry Kunz says Atlantica nevertheless strives to be the best in the business, and the services it offers its customers make for drilling operations that are much safer and more effective than other types of development drilling. 

Founded in 2007, Atlantica is a pure play tender assist contractor that specializes in development drilling from fixed platforms and Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs). Atlantica’s customer base consists mainly of large multinational oil companies as well as a certain segment of national oil companies. Because of the unique and specialized nature of its work, Atlantica has very limited competition. 

There are a lot of companies out in the oilfield that can do the basics of what Allied Horizontal Wireline Services does, but Allied Horizontal is head and shoulders above the majority. CFO Peter Brink says that the company maintains its leadership position in the wireline service sector by going above and beyond what is expected of a wireline service provider, and the company has a large, diverse customer base that can attest to that. 

Allied Horizontal is the result of a 2014 merger between two of the leading independent wireline service providers in the United States: Allied Wireline Services and Horizontal Wireline Services. “We work for some of the really large public companies, all the way down to not quite start-ups but not far from that,” Brink says. 

When Admiral LPG designs a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility, it considers not only the cost and equipment but how the everyday worker will operate inside the facility. “One advantage that we have is we come from the operations side so we understand what the terminal operators need and what works best,” Admiral LPG owner and President Jose Morales says. “I’m always trying to think of the guy who’s left behind. The guy who is going to operate the facility.”

Morales is often brought in to help operate or repair facilities built by major contractors. In some situations, a valve might need replacing but the connected pipe that needs to be cut off is located 700 feet away. It represents inefficient design, Morales explains. Admiral LPG, on the other hand, looks at design from the point of view of the workers and strives to make its facilities easy to repair and maintain.

Ronald Lane Inc.’s business value system is the same as its family value system. They believe in honesty, respect and doing the job right. RLI began in 1979. Today, President Ronald Lane manages his pipeline company with the help of more than a dozen family members. This family management team has more than 200 years’ combined experience in the pipeline industry. They know what is needed to get a job done, and they have the experience to back it up. 

Lane thinks maintaining efficiency will keep the business healthy for the next generation of family members. “Efficiency is the key,” he insists. “In 36 years, we’ve learned how we need to approach these jobs. We pick our times to do the worst part of that job and watch weather conditions. There’s a lot of factors in how you go about a job. We see a lot of our competition making what we think are big mistakes.

When seeking new drilling rigs – or refurbishing or repairing existing equipment – speed and accuracy are everything, especially in the energy industry. That is what Watson Inc. provides to its customers. Its drilling rigs are sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico directly to customers, and Watson’s sales representatives are full-time employees.

Watson designs and manufactures drill rigs for drilled shaft (bored pile) construction and for drilled piers, augured piles and caissons. Its rigs can be used by the energy and infrastructure industries for transmission, utilities and energy distribution. Whether drilling shafts for the pilings to hold electrical transmission lines or using Watson’s “rathole” drillers for the oil and gas industry, the company says its units can be built to meet customers’ particular needs and specifications.

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