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E M I PAT ’ S O F F R O A D I N C . THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Pat’s Offroad supplies the oil and gas industry with frac fluid heating services.. • Williston, N.D. “We think our equipment is at the right level in terms of where the market is.” // CALE KAUPP, CEO Heating Up the Market Equipment investments and extensive training are among the reasons why Pat’s Offroad Inc. has become a leading oil and gas services provider. [ BY ERIC SLACK ] Pat’s Offroad Inc. is the perfect example of how a small startup company can grow to compete alongside the big boys. Affiliated with the more than 35year-old Pat’s Off-Road Transport in Canada, the company began U.S. operations in Colorado six years ago with two trucks. Pat’s Offroad has since branched out to several U.S. locations with more than 35 trucks. PROFILE “Most of our trucks are in North Dakota, which has been a successful market for us,” CEO Cale Kaupp says. “Today, we have locations in North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Pennsylvania. We’re looking to increase our presence in North Dakota. RELIABILITY RULES The company supplies the oil and gas industry with frac fluid heating. Pat’s Of- Pat’s Offroad Inc.. | Headquarters: Williston, N.D. | Employees: 100 Specialty: Frac fluid heating froad strives to provide first-class services by investing in new equipment and developing quality solutions. “We meet with our customers on a regular basis, and the quality and condition of our equipment really sells itself,” Kaupp says. “We like to say that we have the cleanest fleet in all of the oil patch, and customers are drawn to the reliability we provide.” Pat’s Offroad understands the role it plays working alongside frac crews. Kaupp says the company knows that errors could shut customers down, which is why the company has worked so hard to develop a level of reliability that is almost infallible. “We are there for our customers with almost 100 percent reliability,” Kaupp says. “That way, we don’t cause delays. Reliability is a huge selling point, as is the emphasis we put on safety and the fact that we have large, state-of-the-art trucks. All of that draws repeat business for us.” Investments in fleet upgrades are among Pat’s Offroad’s chief priorities. Kaupp says the company continuously looks to improve its trucks and build its fleet, while the competition tends to run the same heaters that have been around since they were originally designed. 78

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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