GATE Acquires Viking Engineering

GATE, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of VIKING Engineering, L.C. headquartered in Houston, TX.  Viking Engineering is a leading upstream oil and gas engineering company specializing in critical well design. Viking’s specific areas of expertise involve high pressure high temperature (HPHT) downhole tubular design, as well as material selection for harsh environment wells, certification for offshore and land based tubular designs, training and downhole failure analysis. Formed in 2001, and with over 200 years of combined drilling and production experience, Viking has worked for nearly 300 client companies and performed in excess of 800 casing certifications as required by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  Viking engineers have multi-year experience in offshore deepwater, shelf and onshore well design including horizontal multi-frac completions, both US domestic and international as well as other upstream disciplines.

GATE is a multi-disciplinary engineering company providing full-field services from concept selection, pre-FEED, FEED, detailed design, installation, commissioning, and operations in areas of subsea engineering, chemical systems/ production chemistry, flow assurance, materials selection & integrity management, startup & commissioning, operations readiness, and high risk marine operations.

GATE’s founder and CEO, Dr. Grant Gibson said that the “new opportunities to marry our flow assurance modeling, materials selection, and production chemistry services with Viking will provide expertise from the perforations to the host.  This allows us to move further upstream to offer a full field systems approach to design and operability eliminating an interface commonly encountered in large capital projects.”

Viking co-founders Bob Moe and Carl Johnson are enthusiastic about this new chapter for Viking. As Carl said, "this merger will provide us with the opportunity to expand our current resources and add new services such as deepwater completion analysis and flow assurance. In addition, GATE brings critical subsea and operations expertise ". 

Jorge Garduño, one of GATE’s co-founders, will be leading the integration between Viking and GATE and his aim will be to maximize the synergies between both companies while focusing on the long-term growth of Viking.