The oil and gas industry has long embodied the personality of an entrepreneur, paving the way to further develop and improve an already innovative industry. While technology has provided alternative paths that increase profits, improve safety measures, and simplify processes, some industry entities continually study market trends and developments to define and establish a stronghold where they can improve equipment and services. processes to further leverage solutions in partnership with its customers. .
Known for a wide range of valves and flow control products, Gilmore’s reputation in the oil and gas industry is as strong as the selection of products it offers. Anyone who works in the world of drilling blowout prevention control systems has touched, handled, ordered or requested a Gilmore valve.
Gilmore offers multiple solutions within the different sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company’s hydraulic control valves provide confidence in their reliability when used in extreme drilling environments. The company also offers production solutions for surface and subsea applications. Gilmore even performs downhole operations with flow control packages that handle higher pressures and temperatures in clean and corrosive fluids.
The commitment to improving the reliability of critical infrastructure in the legacy markets the company has served for more than 50 years continues with product launches in the GEN2 and Mark IV valve designs. These products exceed the requirements of the offshore industry with an increase in cycle life to meet the demand for five years of service life under normal operating conditions.
Gilmore is now taking this critical-service subsea technology that OEMs, drilling contractors and operators have relied on for decades and adapting it to the unconventional market with designs intended to improve efficiency, reduce labor and increase drastically maintenance intervals.
Ryan Bludau, Chief Technology Officer of Gilmore, joined Gilmore in November 2019 and brings with him more than 25 years of work experience in the oil and gas and aerospace markets. Prior to joining Gilmore, he led global organizations, new product and technology development, and supply chain improvements. He now leads Gilmore’s technology organization, with a focus on driving further product expansion within legacy markets, as well as leveraging Gilmore’s unique technologies in new product offerings, applications and markets.
“Gilmore’s goal has always been to transform the industry and drive efficiency,” says Bludau.
Ethics of Gilmore Technology
Discussing the future of the oil and gas industry along with Gilmore’s research and development projects, Bludau is convinced that the company forever change and improve any market you serve. The critical technology already provided is being restructured to meet the demands of more unconventional practices to increase the efficiency of its clients in operations and revenue in portfolios.
“We have existing technologies that are the building blocks of new applications to serve customers within our current markets and those [in which] we look for presentation”, says Bludau. “Gilmore is allocating more funds and time to research and development projects in our traditional energy market, as well as the broader one.”
Gilmore technology solutions are based on successful flow control design for the following applications: severe and critical service, safety systems, high flow, high impact, erosion and mud flow.
“In partnership with our customers, Gilmore works to maximize system uptime while reducing operating expenses. Using innovation through collaboration, we provide the most reliable flow control solutions in the world, even in the most difficult environments for energy markets”, explains Bludau.
Power in customization
The oil and gas industry has flourished over the years with the ability of its pioneers to adapt and adapt to emerging challenges and needs. In keeping with that sentiment, Gilmore has launched a new product line called AgilitiTM, which is designed for use in a variety of different applications within the unconventional pressure pumping market. With such a multipurpose offering, this new line is sure to deliver similar results for the next 50 years.
Gilmore’s embrace of research and development is not isolated to a limited set of parameters. While its products meet and exceed the demands of in-service systems, the company welcomes the opportunity to participate in new product development from the beginning to the end of its full useful life.
Entering the unconventional market
Gilmore has a unique opportunity to support well stimulation for the unconventional market with problem-solving solutions that meet the demand for operational efficiency with long life. The company’s reputation and longstanding presence in the oil and gas industry position it as a significant contributor to improving operations.
Gilmore introduced the AgilitiTM product line including relief valve, AgilitiTM check valve and Gilmore Agiliti SAFEGUARDTM. These products are designed to keep operations flowing for longer intervals between maintenance cycles, reducing downtime, labor and costs.
“Our intention is to completely transform any market in which we participate, creating value for our clients using technology and sound engineering practices. We strive to be recognized as the partner of choice in solving the flow control challenges our customers face,” says Bludau.
a bright future
With a dual focus on the offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production markets, Gilmore will leverage the technologies that have built its strong reputation, combined with its high level of customer service, to accelerate its holdings on both sides. From the market.
Through developing successful products that produce impressive results, Gilmore is able to capitalize on meeting customer needs and providing solutions that increase revenue and efficiency. In addition, the company can formulate and produce the necessary technology by identifying customer needs and performing in-house engineering.
Bludau says, “We will continue to build on the company’s name and reputation, push technology to the outer limits, expand our market focus, and disrupt the industry to bring the most value to our customers.”
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Nick Vaccaro is a freelance writer and photographer. In addition to providing technical writing services, he is an HSE consultant in the oil and gas industry with eight years of experience. Vaccaro also contributes to SHALE Oil and Gas Business Magazine, Louisiana Sportsman Magazine, and follows and photographs American Kennel Club herding and field trials. He has a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Loyola University and resides in the New Orleans area. Vaccaro can be reached at 985-966-0957 or [email protected]
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