Some 700 companies hosted more than 1,000 exhibits in what has been described as one of the most impressive and well-attended Permian Basin International Oil Shows on record.
Attendees saw some of the most up-to-the-minute technology displayed at booth after booth. Advances in directional drilling, hydraulic fracturing, software, communications, and automation dominated much of the exhibit offerings and fed much of the trade talk.
As our accompanying photos attest, the sheer volume of heavy equipment on display—towering masts, sophisticated frac rigs, and other prodigious hardware—was enough to make the show a not-to-be-missed event. But the innovations at the smaller end of the scale were equally impressive, as exhibitors broke out their breakthrough devices, implements, and electronics.