Intertek Expands North Dakota Bakken Shale Oil Laboratory Operations

Intertek: Bismarck, ribbon cutting
Source: Intertek press release

Last Thursday, Intertek announced that it is expanding its North Dakota Shale Oil & Gas service capabilities with a new, state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot laboratory in Bismarck.

Intertek’s expanded testing capabilities in North Dakota not only reduce turnaround times but also provide enhanced solutions for field and lab services in all market sectors, including crude-by-rail, pipeline, midstream, petroleum refining, and wellhead production.

Experienced personnel at the new facility include chemists, lab technicians, and inspectors. Intertek deliberately chose the Bismarck-Mandan area for the laboratory, providing an attractive quality of life for both employees and their families.

Growing demand for Intertek’s services in North Dakota is driving future plans to add an additional 10,000-square-foot oil & gas metering and measurement services facility adjacent to the new lab.

Jeff Kayler, Intertek Regional Manager, said, “Intertek is committed to providing new and enhanced local inspection and testing services to oil & gas clients in the Bakken shale oil region. Most of the new employees we’ve hired are from North Dakota. Our dedication to North Dakota and our clients operating here is long-term and strategic.”

Intertek oil & gas expertise provided in North Dakota includes crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids testing, rail-car services, inspection, certification, metering, calibration, safety, and other related services. Intertek personnel support client exploration & production, product transportation, loss control, and quality control activities.

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