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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
Serva Acquires ValTek To Broaden Pump Line
TULSA-Serva Group has acquired
ValTek Industries, which it describes as
a Permian-based manufacturer of hydraulic
fracturing pumps and pump parts, including high pressure pumps, fluid ends,
power ends, and expendable parts.
ValTek also provides fleet service and
maintenance through manufacturing and
service facilities in Odessa, Tx., Serva
continues.
ValTek Chief Executive Officer Shane
Hamilton comments, "ValTek's legacy
high-pressure pump line is not only the
perfect complement to Serva's already
industry-leading smaller horsepower
pump offering, but its experience in
service and other well servicing equip-

ment will provide an unparalleled value
in the market."
Serva President Alex Menkhaus will
manage ValTek and Serva's combined
operations. "ValTek rounds out Serva's
already strong line of well servicing
pumps and allows us to leverage the
company's leading manufacturing and
service capabilities and expertise with
a presence closer to our customers in
the heart of the oil and gas industry,"
he says. "We look forward to building
on the ValTek legacy while continuing
the strong customer relationships the
team has built."
For more information, visit www.servagroup.com or www.valtekind.com. ❒

CleanDesign, LAVLE Ally To Reduce Rig Emissions
BURLINGTON, WA.-CleanDesign
Power Systems Inc. has selected
LAVLE's Proteus lithium-ion battery
energy storage system to use in its hybrid
power management system for drilling
rigs, LAVLE reports.
By pairing the CleanDesign hybrid
power upgrade with existing generators,
LAVLE says rig operators can reduce
fuel consumption, emissions, genset runtime hours and power-related downtime.
"LAVLE and CleanDesign have
worked in great detail to tailor the battery
performance to the power and energy re-

quirements of drilling at maximum rates
of penetration," remarks Joel Donen, CleanDesign's chief executive officer. "We
are pleased to announce the selection of
the LAVLE battery solution and believe
it will add value to the oil and gas industry
as well as support the industry's commitment and efforts around environmental,
social, and governance goals."
For more information, visit or www.cleandesign.ca or www.lavle.com.
❒

Halliburton In-Bit Sensors
Measure Strain, Pressure
HOUSTON-Halliburton Co. now offers Cerebro Force™ in-bit sensors, which
it introduces as a first-of-its-kind technology that captures weight, torque and
bending measurements directly from the
bit to improve understanding of downhole
environments, optimize bit design and
increase drilling efficiency.
"Cerebro Force in-bit sensors provide
direct measurements to help operators
optimize their rate of penetration to reduce
well construction costs," says David Loveless, vice president of Halliburton Drill
Bits and Services. "We are excited to
add the only in-bit sensor that accurately
measures strain and pressure to our portfolio of products."
Halliburton says its local drill bit experts will use data from Cerebro Force
to inform new designs and optimize parameters for efficient and precise drilling.
The company cites an example from
West Texas where the sensors revealed
several issues that limited performance,
enabling Halliburton to develop a mitigation plan that reduced the time to drill
the curve section 38 percent.
For more information, visit www.halliburton.com/cerebro.
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UMC Named Gold Partner
By Rockwell Automation
JOSHUA, TX.-UMC Energy Solutions
has been designated a Rockwell Automation Gold Level OEM partner.
With this designation, UMC reports it
has become the only company serving the
oil and gas industry offering a three-year
warranty on new Rockwell Automation
components. The warranty also applies to
all aftermarket Allen Bradley by Rockwell
Automation components sold by UMC
for use in any brand of equipment, the
company adds.
"UMC has dedicated itself to always
providing the most cost-effective and
quality solutions for our customers. Our
history and partnership with industry
leading brands such as Rockwell is a
direct reflection of that commitment,"
says Thomas Gentry, UMC's president
and chief executive officer.
For more information, call UMC Energy Solutions at 800-723-4056.
❒

TGS announces Voyager 3D, a multiclient seismic survey within the Powder River
Basin. Located in Johnson County, Wy., the survey encompasses 214 square miles.
According to TGS, Voyager is ideally situated in the high-potential trend to the north
of the basin, where the prospective stratigraphic section of stacked reservoir exceeds
5,000 feet in thickness. The company says unconventional targets include two worldclass source rocks, the Niobrara and Mowry, along with numerous historically
productive formations that are being exploited successfully with unconventional
technologies. TGS says permitting will begin this year, with data recording expected
to be complete in December 2021 and final products available in the second quarter
of 2022.

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