Houston Mayor opens U.S. Pavilion

Sep 18, 2018
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The City of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the launch of the USA Partnership Pavilion at an opening ceremony on the first day of Gastech 2018 in Barcelona.

Mayor Turner cut the ribbon at the USA Partnership Pavilion along with Robert Riley, U.S. Consul General, Barcelona, Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Rodney Ellis Harris, County Commissioner, Houston and Peter McKenna, Vice President of Kallman World Wide.

“LNG is a big commodity these days all over the world. Of course the United States is no longer an importer state but an exporter - so that’s good. Houston is the energy capital of the world. So when you slot time at the Gastech Conference, there’s no better place for the Mayor of City of Houston to be than here,” Mayor Turner said at the sidelines of the opening ceremony.

“You’re looking at about 34,000 participants -we’ve got industry experts coming from all over the globe, talking about diversity of supply and infrastructure, demand and even a cleaner environment. That’s all dealing with gas. “In Houston alone, there are probably about 40-134 publicly traded oil and gas firms.

“We’re seeing a 100 companies dealing with exploration and production fi rms located in Houston. So, there’s every reason for us to be here and of course next year, Gastech will be hosted in Houston,” Turner said.



Eight exhibiting companies are at Gastech for the first time in the show’s inaugural USA Partnership Pavilion organised by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., Gastech’s official U.S. representative, in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce and State.

The pavilion is America’s headquarters on-site: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, a professional business centre for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximise their exposure and time at the event, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights. Exhibitor Bench Tree provides reliable and accurate MWD and LWD solutions that have helped exploit shale plays in North America and around the world.

The company says: “With offices in Georgetown and Houston, and capabilities around the globe, we have revolutionised MWD-LWD solutions by understanding and meeting our clients’ needs.

“By blending the solid methods of tenured industry professionals with fresh perspectives and technologies for today’s evolving rigs, “Bench Tree provides the industry with superior legacy and next-generation MWD and LWD products and support, especially in high temperature environments.” Hartford Steam Boiler, also at the pavilion, offers a wide range of inspection services for boilers, pressure vessels, nuclear components, and process and power plants. “Established in 1866, we provided engineering services to users of steam powered equipment. Today, Hartford Steam Boiler has grown to be a worldwide leader in the interpretation and application of boiler and pressure vessel codes, standards, directives and client specifications,” says the company.