More than 400 companies from around the world are participating in the exhibition. With more than 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 41 new exhibiting companies, the conference houses the newest and most innovative technologies under one roof.
"Axonn chose to exhibit at this conference because it will draw the right audience as we plan to get more involved in the refinery business. We also are confident that SPE will provide a great show," said Miller Englehardt, Director of Product Marketing of Axonn, first-time exhibitors at this year's show. "We’re excited to roll out a new product—a wireless sensor interface to transmit data to a command center."
Andy Rike, President of Technicoil U.S.A., also brings his company to exhibit for the first time. "Technicoil is exhibiting at the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to showcase a new rig technology. We have built a new hybrid rig design that integrates coiled tubing and jointed pipe capabilities," he said. The two-and-a-half-year-old company started with one rig in the U.S. and now has plans for a fifth.
Companies new to the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition include OFI Testing Equipment, Axonn, King Expert Data Systems, API Systems Group, Oilfield Value Survey, G-Pex, K&M Technology, Aclaro Softworks, Merrick Systems, Amtec Engineering, Geomodeling, Gorman-Rupp, Tucker Wireline Services, Eagle Advanced Oilfield, Prism Production Technologies, Professional Fluid Services, Austin Geomodeling, CILAS U.S., Technicoil, Object Reservoir, VMonitor, Grant Prideco, Tacit, Power Chokes, Dyna-Coil Injection Systems, Petreco International, Prudential Securities, Go Gulf, Luna iMonitoring, Acme Truckline, Petroleum Development Oman, Specialty Rental Tools & Supply Inc. (STS), Baker Energy, Intel, Riley Electric Log, GE Power, Superior Energy, Enertia Software, Hazmatpac, Micro Tesla, and FIRST/Benchmark Research & Technology Inc.
The exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. An expo luncheon, "A Taste of San Antonio," is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday. This free buffet luncheon is a perfect opportunity for attendees to see the new technologies and companies available on the exhibit floor.
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