Lufkin Industries Gets Eagle Ford Revenue Boost

Eagle Ford Shale oil and liquids production is adding to the bottom line for Lufkin Industries. The company’s oilfield division provides pumping units that help with the artificial lift of fluids to the surface. Oil wells have pumping units installed within months and sometimes days of being completed. As drilling ramps up in South Texas, you can expect Lufkin has a lot of work ahead.

Customers continue to spend aggressively in North America, especially in the Permian Basin, the Niobrara and in the Eagle Ford Shale play.

Automation revenues were up 23% sequentially from our new U.S. Automation factory, setting a new high for shipments, as customers continue upgrading to higher-value variable-speed drives to optimize production and minimize well operating costs. Oilfield’s new order bookings increased 51% to $195.4 million from a year ago. Sequentially, international bookings more than doubled to $60 million, led by strong increases originating from South America. Automation bookings were stronger than anticipated as several international orders from projects in Oman and Romania helped bookings during the quarter.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.