Sixth acquisition this year
Oilfield services company Reservoir Group has bought US firm Mudlogging Services Inc (MSI) for an undisclosed sum.
MSI has its main base in Grand Junction Colorado and supplies its MLogger gas detection system to a range of energy companies.
It is the sixth acquisition by Aberdeen based Reservoir this year and it plans to increase staffing from the current 15 at MSI.
Wade McCutcheon, vice president at Reservoir, said: "MSI strongly complements our existing service offering and the addition of the MLogger technology to the Reservoir Group portfolio is an important step in building on the advanced surface logging solutions we are able to offer to our customers.
"Accessing logging information real-time, remotely from the wellsite brings a new dimension to well logging services, offering customers the opportunity to speed up analysis and decision making.
"MSI is an important partner in the growth of our club and this acquisition helps to consolidate our position as a leading worldwide oil and gas service provider."
Andy Kelley, MSI owner, said: "By joining Reservoir Group we will be able to further realise our ambition of becoming the dominant equipment and log-plotting provider for US land rigs.
"This relationship also gives us the potential to roll the MSI product range out to a worldwide market."