L. Bentley Sanford Assumes Position of Chairman at TAM International;
Michael Machowski Appointed President
TAM International, Inc., announces that L. Bentley Sanford (left) has moved into the position of chairman of the board and has appointed Michael Machowski as the new president of the company. Mr. Sanford joined TAM in 1982, and has more than 35 years of business and management experience within the oilfield services industry. He previously held the position of president at TAM. Mr. Machowski joined TAM in 2010, and has more than 40 years of domestic and international experience in the oilfield services industry. Previously he was chief operating officer of the company.
TAM International Norway AS Achieves Achilles JQS Certification
TAM International Norway AS has completed its registration as a fully qualified supplier in the Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS). The Achilles JQS is a registration system that pre-qualifies suppliers like TAM International Norway AS to service the Norwegian and Danish oil and gas sector. The Achilles JQS is used by buyers and supply chain personnel to manage supplier information and risk during the procurement process, and to ensure compliance with EU regulations.
TAM in Action - Fall 2016
This issue of TAM in Action features an article on the State of the Industry, written by TAM Technical Director, Tim Davis. The issue also includes an article about the TAM Competency Guarantee Program written by John Stewart, Sales Director for Europe, Africa & Middle East, and Philip Scott, Operations Director for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Download a PDF copy.
Award-Winning TAM PosiFrac Toe Sleeve™ Technology
TAM employees accept the 2016 Meritorious Engineering Award for Hydraulic Fracturing/Completions from Hart Energy in the TAM booth at OTC. The award was presented for TAM’s PosiFrac Toe Sleeve™ technology. Shown from left to right: Russell Laas, Hart Energy; Justin Bowersock and Caleb Kelley (Inventor), TAM International; Rhonda Duey, Hart Energy; Ray Frisby (Inventor) and Mike Beleau, TAM International.
TAM Plug and Abandonment Technology on Display
After performing a feasibility lab test for the customer, TAM successfully ran an 11-inch OD inflatable packer and successfully set it inside 30-inch conductor pipe. The packer was run and set in a section-milled window through 13-3/8-inch and 20-inch casing strings for a plug and abandonment application in offshore Gulf of Mexico.
Innovative PosiFrac Toe Sleeve™ Installation in the Utica Shale
A customer working in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio ran two of TAM’s 5.5 in. PosiFrac Toe Sleeves in a single well in order to perform a casing integrity test before fracturing out of the toe at high flow rates. They conducted a 12,500 psi casing test at approximately 10,000 feet total vertical depth for 30 minutes, then opened the tools during bleed-off as planned. Both PosiFrac Toe Sleeves functioned flawlessly. Learn more about the benefits of the PosiFrac Toe Sleeve.
Expansion in the Caspian Region
Harun Guzel, TAM Manager for the Caspian Region, (far left), Elmar Patsyuchenko, and Zaur Behbudov, TAM Service Engineers, review progress on the new shop located 17 km from Baku. The 1320 sq. m. (14,208 sq. ft.) facility includes a 15 ton overhead crane. Construction will be completed in the first quarter of the year.
The Sanford Family and TAM International Honored
SEARCH Homeless Services held their 6th Annual Picnic in the Park on Thursday, 30 October 2014, at Discovery Green in Houston. The event honored TAM International and the Sanford Family. Shown from the left are honorees Bentley and Kyttie Sanford, and event chairs Kerry and George Gerachis. SEARCH Homeless Services provides resources for education, employment, and housing for the homeless. Learn more at http://www.searchhomeless.org/
First PosiFrac Multi-Stage Completion in the Eagle Ford Shale
Customer requested to stimulate 18 zones in the 5,000 ft un-cemented, horizontal section penetrating the Eagle Ford formation and one zone in the Austin Chalk located at the heel of the wellbore. TAM provided the operator with the 5-1/2 in. PosiFrac Multi-Stage Fracture System for two wells to selectively stimulate each stage. As TAM’s first in the Eagle Ford, the PosiFrac Multi-Stage Fracture System exceeded expectation. Customer was thrilled to see positive indication at each of the 19 stages. View the Case Study