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Business Activities That May Qualify

  • Designing offshore structure design with respect to:
    • Generator and compressor modules
    • Process modules
    • Quarters
    • Equipment skids
    • Jackets
    • Helidecks
  • Developing and testing of plug and abandonment solutions
  • Developing and testing of turnaround and shutdown services
  • Creating plant design with respect to:
    • Pressurization
    • Safety
    • Chemical segregation
    • Environmental and pollution control systems
  • Developing wastewater treatment solutions
  • Refining issues
  • Designing or improving drills
  • Developing containment systems
  • Testing fuel combustion
  • Conducting environmental testing and remediation

Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturer

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Revenue: $10.4 Million

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This company undertook numerous projects to develop custom equipment for the oil and gas industry. This included the development of tooling and programming to manufacture rotary and metal mill bodies according to precise client standards. The company assessed design specifications to determine optimal tooling and materials required for machining the parts. They also evaluated different means and methods for holding and securing the parts during precision cutting and sawing operations. After field testing, the company settled on using a laser metal cutting machine to precisely make the required incisions in order to minimize distortion of the parts.

Oilfield Equipment Manufacturer

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Annual Revenue: $5.8 Million

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Among other projects related to improving their manufacturing equipment, this company developed a new industrial compactor designed to fit and function on a ship. The company compared the initial design drawings to the dimensions of available space on the ship and performed hydraulic pressure calculations to evaluate smaller cylinders for the compactor. For further improvements to the compactor, the company included two 20-inch cylinders rather than the standard one cylinder design, achieving greater compaction capacity in a smaller space. This helped to fit the equipment on the ship.

Oilfield Equipment Manufacturer

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Annual Revenue: $1.4 Million

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This company developed a device utilized with drilling slips to prevent tubing from falling into a drilling hole when a joint of pipe is being unscrewed. During the project, the company had to overcome design challenges that would allow the 30-inch diameter device to accommodate one thousand tons of stress. Through an iterative design process, the company evaluated alternative die designs as well as several alternative sizes and quantities to determine the variation that best gripped the piping. The company evaluated the materials used to create the device, electing to use alloy steels machined to the minimal functional thickness.