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FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 W H I T E S TA R P U M P C O . E M I • Waller, Texas “We are the new guys getting a lot of attention in the industry.” // BRUCE SUGGS, vice president of sales White Star’s Quatro pump features a unique four-piston design.. Power of Four White Star Pump Co. says its Quatro mud pump represents a big step forward for the company’s customers in the oil and gas industries. [ BY JIM HARRIS ] Shortly after founding White Star Pump Co. in 2002, Shaun White had a realization about the standard mud pumps offered by his and other companies to clients in the on- and offshore oil and gas PROFILE drilling industries. At the time he started the company, White solely designed and manufactured three-piston – or triplex – pumps with interchangeable parts. “[White] noted that all triplex pumps have the same design flaws,” says Bruce Suggs, vice president of sales and marketing for the Waller, Texas-based company. “He also realized that just about everything in the drilling industry and on rigs had changed in the last 50 years except for one thing – the mud pump.” White set out in late 2003 to design a pump that did not have any of the flaws commonly found in triplex pumps. These flaws included unsupported crankshafts that bent and cracked, frames that stretched under load, fluid modules that were difficult to replace, rough fluid discharges with large pulses as opposed to a smooth even flow, and their weight and width made transport difficult. The company in 2006 introduced the White Star Quatro, a four-piston, or quadraplex, mud pump it describes as a revolutionary step forward in technology. “We are the new guys suddenly getting a lot of attention in the industry,” Suggs says of the interest in the product, particularly among smaller oil and gas providers. “We think once companies try it, they will go completely Quatro.” SUPERIOR DESIGN The Quatro pump features a number of design elements Suggs says distinguish it from the standard triplex pump. One of the main differences is the placement of 169 White Star Pump Co.. | Headquarters: Waller, Texas | Employees: 20 Specialty: Mud pumps

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

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