Merla returns to Mid Continent oilfields

Merla Wellhead Solutions, a global provider of oilfield flow control valves, actuators, and related systems today announced the return of its distributed valve division after signing an agreement appointing Spicer & Sandburg, Inc. of Oklahoma City, OK as the Mid Continent distributor of Merla’s flow control product line in a territory including Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and North Texas. The agreement marks the return of Merla to the Mid Continent region after more than a 40 year absence, dating back to the early 70’s when Merla was owned by defense contractor, Teledyne Industries, Inc.

“During this era Merla went through a series of acquisitions, most notably by Camco, and later Schlumberger, which turned our marketing focus overseas because the U.S. oilfield was depressed during much of that time.” said Mark Christian, North American Business Development Manager for Merla. “That is certainly not the case today, and with the recent advances in gas lift and secondary recovery injection technologies, operators are much more careful when selecting the valves that control their complex production optimization systems, from both a performance and local availability perspective.”

Merla valves, commonly referred to as “a Merla” in many international markets, have enjoyed nearly 50 years of successful operations in gas lift injection, and secondary recovery injection projects around the world. Merla’s American made adjustable choke flow control valves are specifically designed for production operations including injection, wellhead production, and flow line control. Customized and standard flow
control solutions utilizing Merla’s Smart Valve technology allows oil companies to remotely monitor and control producing wells, injection wells, and flow lines.

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