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OFM PUMP INC. BY JAMIE MORGAN OFM may be a small company, but it produces stimulation well pumps for a multibillion-dollar oil industry that would be lost without the equipment it provides. WELL STIMULATION PUMP MANUFACTURER OFM PUMP INC. IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE INDUSTRY WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SUPERIOR PRODUCTS. BEST, NOT BIGGEST L COMPANY PROFILE OFM Pump Inc. www.ofmpump.com Headquarters: Odessa, Texas Employees: 18 Services: Manufacture and repair Larry Gorrell, president: “Our biggest deal is when a pump comes in we fix it. It seems the other companies replace parts and send it back out.” frac, stimulation and acid pumps 68 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM arry Gorrell, president of OFM Pump Inc. calls himself a trial and error engineer. “If something doesn’t work, I try something else,” he says. He started the stimulation pump manufacturing company 25 years ago using conventional and manual machinery. Now the manufacturing facility is stacked with computer-operated machines and employees who know how to use them. OFM may be a small company, but it produces stimulation well pumps for a multi-billion dollar oil industry that would be lost without the heavy-duty machinery OFM and companies like it provide. When a well stops producing oil, pressure needs to be put back into the well to make it flow again. OFM products can be used to pump sand, oil, gel or whatever substance a customer wishes to use to fracture that oil pocket. “Without them, you wouldn’t have any oil,” Gorrell says. “If one or three of a company’s wells [go] down, that’s a job the company can get to.” And while most oil extracting companies operate several wells at a time, no company likes to lose money. Therefore, Gorrell started his company with the objective to beat out his larger competitors in terms of quality, speed and efficiency. According to Gorrell, he charges about $20,000 more than his competitors for the pumps, so he knows the product has to be superior. “We’ve made quite a few improvements,” he says. “We’re always looking for a way to improve anyFALL 2010 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010
Spillover Effects
Profitable Path to Renewable Energy
Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd.
Elevating Boats LLC
Gazelle’s Oilfield Services Ltd.
International Alliance Group
Lydford Mining Co.
Offshore Inland Marine, Industrial & Oilfield Services
Q.B. Johnson Manufacturing Inc.
Thermo Design Engineering
Western Camp Services Ltd.
Western Copper Corp.
Alberta Welltest Incinerators
Blakely Construction Co. Inc.
Bluewater Constructors Inc.
Energy Fabrication Inc.
OFM Pump Inc.
Lithium Americas Corp.
New Dominion Construction Inc.
Otis Gold
Owen Sound Ledgerock Ltd.
Reagan Equipment Co. Inc.
Swick Mining Services (Canada) Inc.
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Africo Resources Ltd.
American Tank Company Inc.
Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration
Clarkco Oilfield Services Inc.
Energy Fuels Resources Corp.
ESA Renewables LLC
GPR Industries (1994) Ltd.
Helio Resource Corp.
Landdrill International Inc.
Laurel Aggregates Inc.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
NioGold Mining Corp.
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
Phoenix Exploration Co.
Premium Rock Bit Corp.
Queenston Mining Inc.
RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd.
Goldcorp – Red Lake Gold Mines
C-FER Technologies Inc.
Surepoint Group
Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010