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E M I MS ENERGY SERVICES FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Strategic Growth MS Energy Services applies new technologies and strategic locations to double its revenue and pursue international opportunities. [ BY M A R TA J I M E N E Z - L U T T E R ] The company has invested heavily. in the latest technology.. • Conroe, Texas New technology developments have increased the efficiency and productivity of directional oil and gas drilling operations in the past 10 years. Texas-based MS Energy Services, formed through a series of mergers, acquisitions, and management buyout in 2004, is among the top-three independent companies specializing in directional horizontal drilling in North America, according to Vice President and COO Paul Culbreth. There are many benefits to directional drilling and horizontal drilling: access to areas that were previously not accessible by vertical drilling; increased productivity of the wells, especially when combined with hydraulic fracturing; and reduction of the drilling footprint. “We can recover gas and oil from a greater area than possible from a single wellbore,” Culbreth explains. The company’s investment in technology developments and strategically placed areas of operation has resulted in significant revenue gains. “When we started the company in 2004, we were PROFILE “This technology will speed up the process of drilling the well. We’ll have more real-time information than with standard pulse-technology MWD systems.” // PAUL CULBRETH, vice president and COO MS Energy Services. | Revenue: $200 million+ | HQ: Conroe, Texas | Employees: 500+ Specialty: Directional drilling services fleet and the largest configuration of different sizes of PDMs among the independents in the directional drilling business. Our fleet is approximately ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 1,200 single units with a very rugged, roMS Energy Services’ place among the bust design capable of withstanding the top independent companies in its field is harsh environment and high temperathanks in part to its aggressive growth tures typical of these applications.” strategy, but also to its advanced technolThis technology has enabled MS Enogy. “One of our greatest successes is our ergy Services to set several drilling positive displacement motors [PDM],” records. In 2011, the company set the Culbreth explains. “We have the largest Charco Sand drilling record. The well, generating about $30 million a year in revenue,” Culbreth says. “This year, we will generate more than $200 million.” 164

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Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012