American Wellhead, LLC
American Wellhead, LLC, headquartered in Odessa, TX since 2009, is a wellhead sales and service company for the Permian Basin and New Mexico. American Wellhead services include wellhead sales and installation, frac-stack rental and installation, field service and repair on valves and wellheads, as well as field greasing of production and fracking equipment. David Walden, a lifelong Odessan who has worked in the wellhead industry since the 1970s, founded American Wellhead in 2009, a tough year in the Permian Basin. American Wellhead worked mostly with larger independent companies, Walden said. Canary officials said their customers included major oil companies such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron, along with large independent oil companies such as EOG Resources. Once acquired by Canary, LLC, the company was rebranded under the Canary, LLC umbrella in 2014.
Tri-Star Wellhead, LLC
Tri-Star Wellhead, LLC, headquartered in Crystal City, TX since 2006, has provided high-quality wellhead supplies and services to local oilfield companies in the area for close to seven years. Tri-Star is located in the heart of the Eagle Ford formation, but they were unable to expand beyond their current service capabilities due to their organization size. This changed in June 2013, when Canary, LLC acquired Tri-Star, which combined the resources of Canary with the prime location of Tri-Star Wellhead. For many oil and gas companies operating in the Eagle Ford formation, getting the right wellhead components has been a challenge. Although there are a handful of small, independent wellhead supply companies operating in the area, larger competitors are typically located farther away and closer to major cities, such as San Antonio or Houston. This is why Tri-Star was such an ideal fit for Canary. Once acquired by Canary, LLC, the company was rebranded under the Canary, LLC umbrella in 2013.
Canary Wellhead Equipment Services, Inc
Canary Wellhead Equipment Services, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK since 1984, was founded by Lynn Blevins & Jim Chappell. They have a manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK and a remanufacturing plant in Oklahoma City, OK. Their engineers design and test every API 6A and API 6D product in-house. These high-quality wellheads are designed from the ground up to suit all casing size requirements – to full API specifications. After the acquisition in January 2013, Canary Wellhead’s established distribution system in OKC became the backbone for the newly merged company. Once merged with Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was rebranded as Canary, LLC in 2013.
Spicer Wireline Service, Inc
Spicer Wireline Service, Inc., headquartered in Bakersfield, CA since 1989, was founded by Bobby Spicer. Spicer Wireline provided oilfield services, including slickline, braided line, reservoir monitoring, and pressure testing in the San Joaquin Valley and the Piceance Basin. Frontier Energy Group, LLC purchased Bakersfield-based Spicer Wireline Service in April 2012. Spicer’s existing portfolio at the time of the acquisition allowed Frontier and their customers to take advantage of newly available services such as braided line, and frac-tree rental. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was rebranded under the Frontier Energy Group, LLC umbrella in 2012.
Luft Machine & Supply Company, LLC
Luft Machine & Supply Company, LLC (Luft), headquartered in Sterling, CO since 1976, has provided precision machining and fabrication for the building and repair of oilfield, farm, and other industrial equipment. To supply its growing need for equipment, Frontier Energy Group, LLC, acquired Luft Machine & Supply Company in 2011. Luft continues a long history of custom wireline, hot oil, and frac heater fabrication. Luft fabricates the trucks that keep oil operations moving safely and efficiently. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was eventually rebranded as Luft, LLC in 2014.
Hanson Hot Oil Service, LLC
Hanson Hot Oil Service, LLC, headquartered in Watford City, ND since 1984, was founded by Owen Hanson. Hanson Hot Oil was the largest hot oil company in the Williston Basin, creating one of the largest privately owned oil field services companies in North Dakota after the acquisition. Hanson Hot Oil, under the Frontier Hot Oil name, continues to provide the same hot oil service with each unit’s 7 million B.T.U. heaters or its three on-board pumps. The company is considered one of the top hot oil companies in the Bakken. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was rebranded as Frontier Hot Oil, LLC in 2010.
Western Wellhead Services, LLC
Western Wellhead Services, LLC, headquartered in Grand Junction, CO since 2005, was founded in Spring, TX in 2003. Once acquired by Cable, Inc. (a Frontier Energy Group, LLC subsidiary) in 2010, Western Wellhead Services, LLC, was absorbed under the Frontier Energy Group, LLC umbrella.
Cable, Inc., headquartered in Sterling, CO since 1946, was founded by John Kerker. It expanded its oilfield services by expanding the main Sterling, CO location as well as opening new locations in Wyoming (1963), Colorado (1975), and Utah (1975). Cable, Inc. experienced steady growth within its 4 locations, even during the recession, and it was eventually acquired by Frontier Energy Group in 2009, to create a “one-stop shop” for oilfield services and fabrication. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company maintained its name but was rebranded under the Frontier Energy Group, LLC umbrella in 2009.
Kodiak Stack Testing Company, LLC
Kodiak Stack Testing Company, LLC, headquartered in Williston, ND since 2003, was founded by Bob Hvinden as an oilfield company. Kodiak maintained a long track record of quality services to customers working in the Williston Basin. They were later acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC in 2010. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was rebranded as Frontier Pressure Testing, LLC in 2009.
Frontier Wellhead & Supply Co
Frontier Wellhead & Supply Co., headquartered in Watford City, ND since 1986, offers a range of services to oilfield companies of all sizes through drilling and production service lines. Frontier provides comprehensive drilling and production services to oil and gas companies throughout the western U.S. Frontier is the key source for new and refurbished wellhead sales and rentals in the oil and gas field known as Williston Basin. Specifically, the Bakken Formation has recently received much well-deserved attention. Frontier has a long-term diversified customer base of oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies. They were later acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC in 2009. Once acquired by Frontier Energy Group, LLC, the company was rebranded under the Frontier Energy Group, LLC umbrella in 2009.