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Intertek Expands Shale Testing Capacity with Opening of New Laboratory in the Permian Basin

By Business Wire News   


Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced the opening of a new laboratory in Midland, Texas to support the shale industry’s rapid growth in the Permian Basin. In this facility, Intertek will provide critical industry support on a wide range of exploration, production and logistics requirements.

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New Intertek Laboratory located in Midland, Texas. The laboratory expands Intertek's Shale Testing C ...

New Intertek Laboratory located in Midland, Texas. The laboratory expands Intertek’s Shale Testing Capacity in the Permian Basin area. (Photo: Business Wire)

“As a global leader in the oil and gas testing industry, Intertek’s expansion into one of the largest shale plays in the world is an exciting development for the company and our customers,” said James Ignatovich, Senior Vice President of Commodities for Intertek USA. “We look forward to bringing the expertise that has benefitted numerous clients across the U.S. and globe, along with prompt, reliable data to further aid oil and shale production in the Permian Basin.”

The new 12,000-square-foot laboratory is located near Midland International Air and Space Port and offers chemical analysis and physical property testing that conforms to federal, state and industry standards and regulations, with trace and ultra-trace levels of detection and sensitivity. Additional services in the new laboratory include meter calibration and measurement, tank calibration and pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) sampling and analysis. Additionally, the lab is equipped to provide on-site pressurized and atmospheric sampling, reservoir evaluation services, transportation assessments and other field inspection and sampling services.

The new facility complements Intertek’s existing global network of oil and gas laboratories, including other recent expansions in the shale market, with facilities in the Marcellus Shale Formation in Pennsylvania, the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. Plans for further shale expansions, including a lab in the D-J Basin in Colorado, are currently underway.

Intertek’s oil and gas services cater to organizations and people across the supply chain – from testing, inspection and certification to consulting, technical, engineering and related services. Our quality solutions support exploration and production, engineering, refining, testing, inspection, certification, quality, training, research and regulatory compliance. For more information on our oil and gas offerings visit:

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit

Craig Falgout, +1 337-254-2807
Business Director Shale, Intertek Commodities USA
Dr. Kesavalu M. Bagawandoss, Ph.D., J.D., +1 713-543-3652
Corporate Technical Director


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