2014 VZ Environmental Excellence In Environmental Stewardship Winner – Southwest

The Oil & Gas Awards wrapped up their second annual Southwest gala awards dinner in Dallas, Texas, celebrating advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health & safety.

VZ Environmental Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

As a previous award winner, VZ Environmental has now chosen to sponsor the award that acknowledges the company judged to be an industry leader in environmental stewardship.

Congratulations to Newpark Drilling Fluids! They were chosen from the many entries that the Oil & Gas Awards received for the Southwest region.

Newpark Drilling Fluids

Based in Houston, Newpark Drilling Fluids (NDF) is a full-service drilling fluids company, and has expanded rapidly since its formation in 1997. Newpark has provided drilling fluid products and service excellence to thousands of wells on six continents.

A leading provider in the U.S. and Canada, the company credits its rapid growth to its unique approach to customer service and efficiency improvement programs, fostered by a professional staff carefully chosen to mesh with the company’s business strategy.

Newpark provides technologically advanced products and fluid systems supported by innovative project management and implementation to achieve operational efficiency in technically complex wells and harsh drilling environments. Newpark’s product development eyes performance with environmental acceptability.

Its Evolution® high-performance, water-based drilling fluid system is a unique clay-free, polymer system, initially developed for unconventional shale horizontal sections, and is a proven alternative to oil-based drilling fluids.

Newpark seeks differentiation in its fluids segment through development of proprietary engineering software and analysis systems, to foster superior customer support and interaction.

Newpark’s U.S. service activity averages several hundred rigs, with supply managed through a mature network of distribution centers. The company is active in the offshore GOM market, including deepwater locations, and in most U.S. areas of drilling activity, including onshore Texas and Louisiana, the Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains and in the many other unconventional shale plays of North America.

Judges Comments

The strength of the commitment of Newpark Drilling Fluids to innovation, safety and customer service in the provision of leading-edge drilling fluids to support oil and gas drilling activities worldwide is amply demonstrated by the company’s growth, its reputation, and the recognition it has received for customer satisfaction and engineering.

Newpark’s Evolution Water-based Fluid System highlights the innovations in the oil and gas industry, as well as being a creative way around an environmental hazard.

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