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Oil States shares details of E-Flow Controls acquisition

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Oil States Industries, Inc., has shared further details regarding the previously disclosed acquisition of Aberdeen-based E-Flow Control Holdings, Ltd. EFC is a global controls, monitoring, instrumentation and handling company. The transaction expands Oil States’ electrification and digitalisation capabilities by adding integrated control packages to the company’s drilling, deepsea minerals systems and renewables product offerings. It also provides EFC access to OSI’s global operational resources to strengthen EFC’s aftermarket support capabilities across every major offshore basin.

EFC specialises in high-integrity, fully integrated control and hydraulic power systems with touchscreen user interfaces that allow for digital twin data visualisation and control of assets. EFC provides turnkey packages that enable remote operation of heavy-duty hydraulic, pneumatic and electric functions while providing automation, monitoring, notification and data acquisition. EFC’s expertise traditionally focuses on high availability, redundant and hazard area control systems for critical applications typical in an offshore environment. Pairing EFC controls with OSI technologies should further enhance vessel safety, removing personnel from the red zone. OSI’s Managed Pressure Drilling and Riser Gas Handling System is powered, operated and fully monitored by EFC controls. The riser joint’s instrumentation system is integrated with each riser function to seamlessly relay information to the surface. The system’s electro-hydraulic controls are connected to the joint through a hands-free, pull-in bridle system, allowing remote joint plug-in without manual intervention for significantly reduced nonproductive time (NPT) and safety risks.

“EFC’s comprehensive controls capabilities augment our technologies to enable us to provide complete electrical and monitoring packages with our products to positively impact the speed, safety, economy and performance of our customers’ operations,” said Scott Moses, President of OSI.

Through a global footprint spanning 14 countries and more than 1300 employees, Oil States Industries applies its engineering and analysis, manufacturing, testing, and offshore operational experience to provide integrated systems and services. With EFC’s capabilities, control system upgrades for any OEM system can be performed globally.

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