Valerus Compression Services serves the compression needs of the oil and gas industry. Its products, which are used in older wells, include gas gathering, compression, and storage equipment as well as processing, maintenance, and field operations services. The company's power generation unit offers new and refurbished power generators, power plants, and co-generation facilities. In major oil producing regions, like the Marcellus Shale formation, Valerus offers turnkey project management, facility design, on-site construction, and installation services. The company has about 25 offices in the US along with another dozen locations in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It was formed in 2002.
Valerus has been expanding in the Middle East and Africa to take advantage of increasing natural gas use there. Companies in those regions used to burn off natural gas produced during petroleum refining but many are beginning to turn it into liquefied natural gas for use in home heating and as fuel.
At home, Valerus opened an aftermarket and repair shop in Pennsylvania in late 2011. The location carries a large spare part inventory and offers mechanical, maintenance, and machinist services to oil and natural gas companies working the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. – less