Lone Star State Welcomes Surgutneftegaz

February 7, 2014

aquired by Lufkin in 2011).

Back in Houston, international service companies Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, briefed the Surgut delegation on their most advanced technologies used to develop  unconventional resources: multi-stage fracking, geophysical assessment of well and frack placement, and artificial lift, especially ESPs.

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, is a leading producer of chemical agents used in hydraulic fracturing. Surgutneftegaz visited their warehouse and product distribution center in Karnes City, TX, a three-hour bus ride to the Eagle Ford shale fields southwest of Houston. Eagle Ford produces 1.1 mbl/d and like the Permian Basin, is produced by small- and medium-size, independent companies.

Nalco's client, EOG Resources, a leading operator in Eagle Ford, hosted the group at a nearby well site where Surgutneftegaz engineers viewed production operations, automation and field management processes. An evening in San Antonio wrapped up the tour.