Weir Oil & Gas has entered into an agreement to acquire KOP Surface Products, a provider of wellheads, surface trees, valves, actuators and aftermarket services for the oil and gas industry. KOP employs 450 people and is headquartered in Singapore, with a manufacturing facility in Batam, Indonesia, in addition to a network of sales and service offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and India.
“We’ve admired KOP for some time. They have great technology and really strong customer relationships in attractive markets. Weir Oil & Gas is already a global leader in pressure pumping and through this acquisition we’ll be able to expand our pressure control offering even further, building on Weir’s traditional strengths in North America and the Middle East,” said Paul Coppinger, Weir Oil & Gas President.
KOP’s current management team will continue to lead the business, reporting into Weir’s Oil & Gas division.
“We are delighted to be joining Weir Oil & Gas. This means we will be able to better serve our customers by benefiting from being part of one of the world’s leading engineering businesses with a strong record of investing in innovative technology and customer service,” said Gordon Cameron, Chief Executive of KOP Surface Products.
The acquisition is for an equivalent enterprise value of $114 million and is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2017.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.
Subscribe to OILMAN Today, our industry newsletter covering oil and gas business news, events, information and trends shaping the market, delivered to your inbox.