Cameron (company)

Cameron (company)

company_name = Cameron International Corporation
company_type = Public (nyse|CAM)
company_slogan =
foundation = 1920, Houston, Texas
location = headquartered in Houston, Texas, operates worldwide
key_people = Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer: Sheldon R. Erikson
industry = Oil well Services, Equipment
num_employees = 15,400 (2008)
products = Technical services to the petroleum industry; Construction
revenue = US$3,740 million (2006) homepage = []

Cameron (formerly Cooper Cameron), nyse|CAM, is a global provider of pressure control, processing, flow control and compression systems as well as project management and aftermarket services for the oil & gas and process industries. It employs approximately 15,000 people and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

*2006 - Cooper Cameron was officially renamed "Cameron." [cite press release | publisher=The Wikimedia Foundation | date=2006-05-05 | title=Cooper Cameron Shareholders Approve Change of Company's Name to Cameron | url= | accessdate=2006-05-10]


Cameron is organized into the following divisions: [ [ Official Cameron Organization] ]
*"Drilling & Production Systems" manufactures pressure control equipment and provides aftermarket services for worldwide onshore, offshore and subsea oil & gas drilling and production operations. Also provides system design and project management services for worldwide offshore oil and gas completion operations.
*"Valves & Measurement" manufactures flow control equipment and provides aftermarket services for worldwide onshore, offshore and subsea oil & gas production, pipeline and process operations.
*"Petreco Process Systems" provides processing equipment and aftermarket services for worldwide onshore and offshore oil & gas production and refining operations.
*Compression Systems manufactures compression equipment and provides aftermarket services for worldwide onshore and offshore gas production and transmission and for global process operations.


Cooper Industries began in 1833 when Charles and Elias Cooper established a foundry in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. "Cooper" was licensed to produce the Corliss steam engine in 1869 and entered the production of natural gas internal combustion engines in 1900. In 1929, Cooper merged with Bessemer Gas Engine Company, which was founded in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1899. In 1958, Cooper diversified into the controls industry with the establishment of the En-Tronic Controls Group. Five years later, the company acquired the Ajax Engine Company, founded in 1877, and the Pennsylvania Process, founded to manufacture compressors in 1920.

In 1965, the growing Cooper Industries branched out into electrical, automotive and tools and hardware industries. Two years later, it moved its headquarters to Houston and in 1968 began the Cooper Rolls joint venture with Rolls-Royce to market gas turbines.

1987 marked the acquisition of Joy Industrial Compressor Group, founded in 1955 in Buffalo, New York] , which was renamed Cooper Turbocompressor as part of Cooper Compression. W-K-M valves company, established in 1905 in Houston, and Demco Valve Company, established in 1947, were both acquired by Cooper Flow Control Division in the same year. One year later, Cooper acquired Enterprise Engine aftermarket services business.

1989 marked perhaps Cooper's most important acquisition, Cameron Iron Works, which was renamed Cooper Oil Tool. Cameron Iron Works was incorporated in Houston in 1920 and had branched out to Canada in Edmonton in 1951. It purchased the British Oil Field Equipment Company of London and Leeds in 1954 and acquired McEvoy valve and wellhead manufacturer, founded in 1905, and Willis oilfield choke manufacturer, formed in 1939, in 1987.

In 1994, Cooper Industries spun off its Petroleum and Industrial Equipment Group to focus on the electrical products, automotive products and tools & hardware businesses. One year later, Cooper Cameron Corporation was spun off as a publicly traded company with a separate management group and Cameron and Cooper Cameron Valves divisions were formed from Cooper Oil Tool. Wheeling Machine Products Company's oilfield coupling business was also sold.

The growing company acquired many different companies into various divisions from 1996 to 1998. Ingram Cactus Corporation, Tundra Valve & Wellhead Corporation, Wellhead Services and Marta Company were combined into Cameron. Ajax Repair & Supply, General Turbine Systems, PDQ Machine, and certain assets of Enox Technologies were acquired and combined into Cooper Energy Services. Daniel Ball Valve and Orbit Valve International were acquired into Cooper Cameron Valves

In 1999, the rotating compressor business was sold to Rolls-Royce and Cooper Energy Services merged with Nickles Industrial Manufacturing and purchased Elliot Turbocharger Group, Inc. Three years later, Cooper Cameron Valves acquired Nutron Industries and in 2003, Cooper Energy Services and Cooper Turbocompresor combined to form Cooper Compression.

In the 21st century, Petreco International was acquired and began operation as a separate division and PCC Flow Technologies, NuFlo Technologies and Dresser Flow Control were acquired and combined into Cooper Cameron Valves and Cameron. [cite press release | publisher=Cameron | date=2005-12-01 | title=Cooper Cameron Acquires Dresser Flow Control Businesses | url= | accessdate=2006-05-10]

In 2006, Cooper Cameron Corporation officially changed its name to Cameron International Corporation. [cite press release | publisher=Cameron | date=2006-05-05 | title=Cooper Cameron Shareholders Approve Change of Company's Name to Cameron | url= | accessdate=2006-06-18]

ee also

* Oil industry
* Wellhead

Notes and references



*cite web | title=Company History | | url= | accessdate=May 10 | accessyear=2006

External links

* [ Official Cameron Home Page]

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