New Wave Media

March 27, 2019

C-Automation Buys Proserv Drilling Services

Image: Proserv

Image: Proserv

Aberdeen-headquartered controls technology company Proserv has agreed to sell its drilling services business (TIC) to pressure control systems specialist C-Automation.

The divested business will now trade as C-Automation Services, said a press release. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.

As a part of the sale agreement, Proserv and C-Automation will work in partnership to offer shared products and services. Proserv will supply its drilling controls products, including its Gilmore branded valves and field-testing equipment, while C-Automation will provide welding, electrical, piping, flushing and tubing services.

As a result of the acquisition, C-Automation will more than double its staff of service technicians and broadens its customer base.

Mike Gould, CEO of C-Automation, said, “Purchasing this drilling services business from Proserv is a critical component of our longer-term global growth strategy. We have consistently prided ourselves on our custom manufacturing and field service capabilities, and this acquisition provides us a unique opportunity to accelerate entry into new markets and strengthen our capacity to serve our customers’ complex drilling needs.”

For Proserv, the deal is part of a strategy to dial in on core technologies. 

“Following a strategic review of our portfolio, providing manpower to our customers to perform welding, electrical, piping and tubing services no longer complemented Proserv’s core offering, so a sale process was activated last year and it has resulted in this successful announcement today," said Scott Shugart, president, Drilling Controls at Proserv.

“Proserv remains firmly committed to the drilling market and is actively working on new products to support our customers,” he added.

Davis Larssen, chief strategy officer for Proserv, said, “We have been in the process of reviewing and adapting our development plan and we are committed to focusing exclusively on our core controls technology as we move forwards. Our products and services in the drilling market remain a strong proposition.”