Oilfield services company Nine Energy Service is set to open a new 348,000-sq.-ft. cementing facility in Longview, Texas. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of the month and is the first expansion of Nine’s cementing service line in the Haynesville Basin.
The facility will feature a state-of-the-art laboratory to create and test a broad range of cutting-edge cement slurries, as well as a bulk plant to house additives and other raw materials for storage and distribution.
“We identified the Haynesville as a strategic priority for adding size and scale to our existing cementing operations,” said Ann Fox, president and CEO, Nine Energy Service. “Cementing is a technically challenging service line with high barriers to entry within our industry and a relatively consolidated competitive landscape. Our team has continued to gain market share within other basins and we have confidence that with this expansion into the Haynesville, we will win market share and drive revenue growth.”
Nine will utilize current and newly delivered cementing spreads and components from its current operations to facilitate the majority of the Longview project. The company anticipates generating some revenue from the location in the interim period but anticipates a more significant contribution starting in the first quarter of 2021.
District Manager Louis Bone will oversee operations and personnel serving the Longview cementing facility. Bone is a 24-year veteran of the oilfield services and cementing industries with experience in both domestic, international and offshore cementing operations.
Since 2012, Nine’s cementing business line has serviced customers across the Southeast region. The company’s new operations in Longview will add to the list of Nine’s other locations dedicated to cementing, which include Jacksboro, Pleasanton and Sweetwater, Texas, and Hobbs, N.M.