LOCUS BIO-ENERGY OPENS NEW OIL INNOVATION CENTER IN HOUSTON
Award-Winning Oil Technology Company Debuts Center to Top Oilfield Leaders with Biosurfactant Workshop
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (Septermber 20, 2019) Locus Bio-Energy Solutions™, the fast-growing oil technology company whose environmentally-friendly biosurfactant treatments consistently increase well production by averages of 40 percent, officially opened its new 7,117-square-foot Houston innovation center on Tuesday. The company debut the center to top oilfield leaders during an exclusive biosurfactant technology workshop. Located in a Houston suburb known as The Woodlands, the innovation center will act as Locus Bio-Energy’s new headquarters, housing the executive and scientific leadership teams. It features a state-of-the-art laboratory to customize and deploy the company’s award-winning AssurEOR biosurfactant treatment program across the Permian and other Texas basins. This is the third expansion for Locus Bio-Energy, which started with an R&D facility in Solon, Ohio at the headquarters of its parent company, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS). Since Locus Bio-Energy was founded in 2017 it has tripled employment and built additional facilities in the heart of the Appalachian and Permian basins—with offices located in Worthington (Ohio), Midland and now The Woodlands (Texas). “This new innovation center is the next step in executing our strategic growth plan, and we’re honored to continue building roots in Texas by expanding our presence in the Permian basin and entering the Eagle Ford basin,” said Jonathan Rogers, the company’s CEO. “Our goal is to bring innovative green chemistries to the oil industry, and the center has the specialized, niche analytical capabilities to take our offerings to the next level.” Tuesday’s grand opening featured an exclusive biosurfactant workshop, with learning sessions from top experts in oil technology, fermentation and entrepreneurship. Some of the top names in the oil industry attended to learn more about:
- The Journey to Developing Green Solutions from Andy Lefkowitz, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Locus FS
- How Fermentation Can Save the Oil Industry from Dr. Ken Alibek, Senior VP of R&D at Locus FS
- Why Biosurfactants Are the Future of Production Technology from Dr. Amir Mahmoudkhani, Director of Technology for Locus Bio-Energy
- How to Get Precision Product Placement in Multi-Interval Wells from Roger Antonsen and Brian Sullivan at Comitt Well Solutions
Locus Bio-Energy has quickly gained notoriety in the oil industry for its customized biosurfactant treatments. Known as AssurEOR, the treatment program consists of AssurEOR FLOW for paraffin remediation and AssurEOR STIM for well stimulation. When used together, the two products significantly increase production rates and recoverable reserves. Use of the green technology continues to grow, with more than 500 wells being treated across the Appalachian, Permian and Powder River Basins. To learn more about Locus Bio-Energy’s innovation center or its award-winning biosurfactant technology, visit LocusBioEnergy.com.
Biosurfactants: Produced by Nature. Perfected by Locus.
ABOUT LOCUS FERMENTATION SOLUTIONS Founded by probiotic experts, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS) utilizes the power of microorganisms to create environmentally-friendly, yet highly effective probiotic-based solutions that reduce chemical usage and successfully address pain points in top global industries. The company’s world-class team of scientists from seven countries designed unique microbrewery-type fermenters to cost-effectively produce tailored products focusing on challenges including climate change, sustainable growing, agricultural productivity, skin diseases, water contamination, safe oil production and more. Products are commercialized under industry-specific operating companies. Locus FS currently accelerates technologies for use in agriculture (soil “probiotics” that increase crop yields and reduce carbon footprints) under Locus Agricultural Solutions, and in oil & gas (well maintenance and enhanced oil recovery treatments that increase production in declining wells and improve worker safety) under Locus Bio-Energy Solutions—with additional operating companies in development. For more information, visit LocusFS.com.