By Dale Denwalt, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
A Tulsa-based oil field services provider officially has opened a service warehouse in Enid, just one of several it has throughout Oklahoma and Texas.
Summit ESP held a grand opening Friday with Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce. CEO and President John Kenner told the assembly the facility has about five employees working on a regular basis.
Founded in April 2010, Summit ESP provides pumping systems for energy companies that already have drilled their wells but need to coax the product up through the earth. Kenner said among the competition, his company is the third-largest in the country.
The three acres on 42nd on the south side of Garriott will help Summit be more responsive, said company spokesman Mike Murray.
“All of our down-hole equipment gets assembled and provided out of our Tulsa location,” he said, noting that up to 15,000 feet of cable could be used for a deeper well. That cable will be stored in Enid.
Kenner said about 80 percent of his company’s business is oil, with the rest natural gas.
“We’re much more responsive to this market right now,” he told chamber members. “If oil goes down to $30, this site’s going to get a little quiet.”
The field service and cable service technicians are transplants to Enid, Murray said.
“If we have the opportunity, we’d like to try to hire folks locally, wherever we are, because it’s a better scenario for the employees. You don’t have the relocation expense,” he said.