Houston, Texas, September 30, 2013 – Freudenberg Oil & Gas has changed its name to Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies. The company, a business unit of the Freudenberg Group, debuts the updated name today at the opening of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society for Petroleum Engineers, booth 2909.
“Our original name showed the focus that the Freudenberg Group has on the energy industry,” said Richard T. Schmidt, President and CEO of the company. “However, we felt a slight adjustment to our company name would better reflect what we bring to the market as a sealing technologies and solutions provider. By adding ‘Technologies’ we are highlighting the technical solution and material development capabilities that are a core part of our focus and business strategy to serve the upstream oil and gas industry.”
To enable this long-term technology development for the industry, Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies established a 14,000 square foot Materials Development & Product Testing Lab in Houston, Texas in early 2012 that enables development – and verification – of a nearly unlimited range of sealing solutions. Capabilities of the facility include: mixing custom rubber recipes, product test bunker, test labs for: sour gas, HPHT, thermal cycling, and material properties.