Oil Show shaping up for Oct. 17-19

The latest in oilfield technology to be featured

Construction equipment belonging to Beard Equipment Co. sits on display on the East end of the Ector County Coliseum on the opening day of the Permian Basin International Oil Show Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)
The derrick of a mobile well services rig frames a Texas flag as it waves in wind on the final day of the Permian Basin International Oil Show Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)

Preparations are underway for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Permian Basin International Oil Show and they are considerable.

Executive Vice President Tony Fry said Oct. 10 that large equipment was being brought in and fencing going up for the first day’s exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday inside and outside the Ector County Coliseum at 42nd Street and North Grant Ave.

The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Chuck Wagon Gang will dish up chopped beef sandwiches for the 750 exhibitors on Monday, rib-eye steaks with baked potatoes and green beans for the exhibitors and attendees Tuesday, pork ribs and sausage with potato salad and pinto beans Wednesday and pulled pork with cole slaw and pinto beans Thursday, serving from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day.

“They’ll overcook so they have plenty,” Fry said.

He said pre-registration is much preferable at pbioilshow.org for attending the show, which is open to industry professionals only, and for obtaining lunch tickets.

Expectations for attendance are running between 20,000 and 40,000, depending to some extent on the weather, and Discover Odessa Director Monica Tschauner expects a minimum economic impact on the city of over $14 million.

Show President Larry Richards said in mid-August that the PBIOS “is the largest onshore technology trade show in the industry with over 25 acres packed with equipment and exhibitions.

“Time is valuable and companies invest in sending their employees to expose them to new services and technology that will improve efficiency, safety and bottom line results,” Richards said.

“We are a working man’s oil show and the focus is on products and services proved in the field, not science experiments. As the industry finds ways to electrify the big iron on location, innovations in the use of stranded natural gas to power massive 2,500-horsepower gen sets and frac fleets and to provide clean electric power on remote sites will be on display.”

Richards said substantial gains have been made in the effectiveness of innovative new products that eliminate the flaring or venting of natural gas and that new technology for water re-use and recycling as well as all forms of automation will be shown.

He said exhibitors’ advancements to tie sophisticated equipment into overall control systems driven by algorithms and artificial intelligence learning are now being seen in both completions and production equipment.

“We’ll also have one of the largest displays of heavy horsepower equipment from the latest generation well servicing and workover rigs to oilfield trucks, construction equipment, pumps and on-site production equipment,” Richards said. “We’ve made a few additions to this year’s show, all focused on making attendance easy, smooth, enjoyable and time well-spent.”