Randy Hayes (L) of Vacuworx in Tulsa, Okla., poses with Ed Kirby, owner of Kirby-Smith and the RC 12 Vacuworx suction pipelayer.
The Permian Basin International Oil Show wowed guests once again Oct. 21, 22 and 23 in Odessa, Texas, bringing in some of the latest and most impressive equipment in the petroleum industry.
Every even-numbered year, the Permian Basin International Oil Show Inc. brings together people from every phase of the petroleum industry. Leaders come to Odessa, Texas, from every corner of the world to learn about the latest technology, the newest equipment, to transact business and renew friendships. Unlike most exhibitions, the Permian Basin International Oil Show Inc. is a non-profit venture whose sole purpose is educational, designed to serve the oil and gas industry.
Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. displayed nearly a dozen pieces of equipment and attachments, giving attendees the opportunity to see the wide range of solutions it has to offer the West Texas Oil and Gas Market. Kirby-Smith showcased Komatsu earthmoving equipment, including a new Tier IV Final D155AX-8 dozer, a PC360LC-10 excavator and a WA470-6 wheel loader equipped with forks for carrying pipe.
Atlas Copco “brought the whole package,” and showed off its latest technological advancements in oil field machinery and tools. Its exhibit included its new XRVS 1550+ portable compressor and B7-41 Hurricane boosters.
Representatives from Vacuworx demonstrated the power of vacuum lifting technology using a Komatsu PC360LC-10 and a Vacuworx RC 12 to lift 10 in. (25 cm) steel pipe.
Members of the Manitou Group demonstrated an MRT 2540 Privilege Plus rotating telehander, offering attendees a chance to get a birds-eye view of the show from a man basket attached to the boom. Additional machines included a Manitou MT 12042 XT telehandler and a Gehl V270 skid steer, which is part of the Manitou line of products.
Another strong choice in the oil and gas sector is National Crane’s NBT60 boom truck, with a 128-ft. (39 m) boom.
The Permian Basin International Oil Show Inc. not only showcases the very latest technology, it also honors the industry’s past. A working cable tool rig operates daily on the show grounds during the three-day show, surrounded by trucks and oilfield equipment from the 1930s, a key growth period for the industry in the Permian Basin.
For more information, visit http://www.pboilshow.org/.