Crowds Gather at Permian Basin International Oil Show

Fri October 28, 2016 - National Edition

Kirby-Smith dominated a portion of the outside exhibition area.
Kirby-Smith dominated a portion of the outside exhibition area.
Kirby-Smith dominated a portion of the outside exhibition area.
Brian Stubbs, general manager of Air Compressor Solutions of Odessa, Texas, displays his line of Doosan Portable Power equipment. (L-R): Greg Miller, John Kelly and Jim Miller, all of Permian Tractor Sales, Odessa, Texas, and Kyle Dauth of Case represent the Case Construction line. (L-R): Lee Hanson and Karl Van Cleave of ASCO Equipment’s Odessa, Texas, branch along with Buddy Goodman of Volvo CE man ASCO’s booth at the Permian Basin Oil Show.
Warren CAT’s huge display was a busy place. Ron Mullens (C), salesman, Warren CAT, discusses finance options with Ryon Vestel (L) and Summit Hogue of Capital Asset Resources.
Brian Hall (L) and Randy Hayes of Vacuworx demonstrate their vacuum lifter attached to a Komatsu 360 excavator at the Kirby-Smith exhibit.
(L-R): TJ Sparks, Vanity Rojas and Vernon Bruton of Cisco Equipment are eager to talk about Link-Belt’s 300x4 excavator.
(L-R): Kirby-Smith’s Kevin Demel, Odessa, Texas; Britt Stubblefield, Amarillo, Texas; and Lonnie Stuart, Lubbock, Texas, couldn’t wait to talk about the Komatsu 65WX dozer.
The Atlas Copco gang was all over the RD20 oil and gas drill rig. L-R are John Wolfe, Russel Gold of WSJ; Delaney Erickson, Tyler Williams of Venture Drilling; Peter Redaelli, Michelle Pettit, Ray Shelor, Todd Armstrong of Venture Drilling; Ray Kranzusch and Shane Lein.
Yellowhouse Machinery Co. displayed the full line of John Deere construction equipment, including the 850K dozer. (L-R) are Brad Downing, Burt Stringer, Eric Schiel and Reid Layton, all of the Yellowhouse Odessa branch.

Odessa, Texas, was once again the site for the Permian Basin International Oil Show on Oct. 18 to 20 at the Ector County Convention Center.

Held every even-numbered year, the show is a mainstay in the Odessa/Midland, Texas, area.

Visitors come from all over the world to see the latest in equipment and technology. Construction Equipment manufacturers and dealers were among the 744 exhibitors.

The show has survived the ups and downs of the oil industry since 1940, and now occupies an important position in the industry internationally.