Dorf Ketal Chemicals expands into oil and gas upstream

Dorf Ketal Chemicals India, one of the leader in the development, commercialization, marketing and application of specialty engineered chemistries for the refining and petrochemical industries, has recently acquired Flow-Chem Technologies LLC, based in Rayne, LA (USA). Flow-Chem is a speciality oilfield chemical provider that operates across Gulf of Mexico and US onshore market with blending facilities located at Rayne, Louisiana and Pleasanton, Texas in US and multiple warehouses. 
Mr. Subodh Menon, Dorf Ketal’s Founder & Director, Operations & Business Development, envisioned a significant presence in upstream and downstream oil and gas markets for Dorf Ketal. He commented, “The acquisition provides a ready conduit through existing contacts to introduce Dorf Ketal’s differentiated technologies to accelerate entry into the US upstream market. There will be manufacturing and supply chain synergies to increase cost competitiveness in the challenging oilfield market. We will aggressively seek supply chain efficiencies, provide infrastructure support and laboratory facilities to improve cost competitiveness and help retain and acquire customers in this challenging market sector.” 
“Flowchem’s portfolio of oilfield production and drilling products will be combined with Dorf Ketal’s products currently servicing offshore fields in Brazil to improve capabilities of both entities,” stated Mr. David Johnson, President, Dorf Ketal Oilfield Chemicals. 
“This partnership with Dorf Ketal will allow Flow-Chem to grow and extend our infrastructure in North America,” commented Mr. Ken Marks, President Flow-Chem. “It provides access to Dorf Ketal’s innovative chemistries and R&D capabilities that will enhance our competitiveness and increase profit improvement solutions for our customers.”
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