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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 HQ: Odessa, Texas Employees: 18 Specialty: Pump manufacturing and repair Larry Gorrell, president: “It seems the other companies replace parts and send it back out, then the product fails. Next thing you know, they come to us to find the problem and we fix it.” 52 | 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 multibillion-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 units [go] down, that’s a job the company cannot get to.” And while most oil extracting companies operate several units 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 less 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 anything that WINTER 2010 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011