July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

Company News

Companies in the News

The 10,000th machine delivered to its destination

Michels Corporation received the 10,000th machine assembled and delivered by Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas. According to Cat equipment dealer PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), the new 336F Hydraulic Excavator was presented to mainline pipeline contractor Michels in a ceremony on May 16, with guests and representatives of the companies in attendance.

Krohne opened its state-of-the-art flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility in Beverly, Mass. The headquarters will produce new and existing flow and level products, while continuing to serve as the main distribution hub to North American markets for all other products. Administration, sales, service and marketing, and a new training center will also be located in Beverly.

Shell Midstream Partners entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Shell’s ownership interest in Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC. The pipeline transports 300,000 bpd, expected to increase to about 400,000 bpd by the end of 2019.

The newly opened Proserv Centre of Excellence

Energy services company Proserv opened its new Centre of Excellence in Great Yarmouth’s Beacon Park in the United Kingdom. Developer Great Yarmouth Borough Council, together with New Anglia LEP and key stakeholders, joined Proserv at the 65,000-square-foot facility. It will feature 25% additional manufacturing space and a yard area. There is also room to add an 20,000 square feet of workshop space.

Oilfield services company Danos was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the “Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication – Online/Electronic” category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. Danos’ internal weekly e-newsletter, The Pipeline – Keeping Employees Connected,  was launched in 2015 for the company’s 1,800 employees  worldwide. In 2017, The Pipeline averaged 7,447 unique page views per month.

3 Bear Delaware Operating-NM launched a binding open season for volume commitments and acreage dedications to support construction of a new crude oil gathering and transportation system. The Hat Mesa System will gather crude oil from origination points in Lea County, N.M.

WhiteWater Midstream announced transportation and interconnect agreements for its Delaware Basin Agua Blanca pipeline, a joint venture between WhiteWater and WPX Energy. Targa affiliate MarkWest Energy Partners will join as joint venture partners in the Agua Blanca pipeline, and WhiteWater entered into long-term transportation service agreements with two premier Delaware Basin producers in Culberson County, Texas.

Bioscience company Amyris’ subsidiary Novvi and Chevron Products Company said the two companies will develop renewable base oil technologies. Terms were not disclosed. Novvi produces a range of lubricant applications to the global market.

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