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Join Us for the Offshore Technology Conference

Houston, Texas is the home to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), taking place this year from May 2nd-5th. An annual tradition for over 46 years, OTC is sponsored by some of the industry’s leading organizations, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and many others.

Southwest Process Controls will be attending OTC this year at the Hy-Lok booth #1209. The conference will be filled to the brim with the latest products, scientific advances, and some of the industry’s best educational opportunities.

Why Attend? Let Us Count the Ways

April 2016 Blog Image 1OTC offers professionals in the energy industry a wealth of benefits all in one place and within a manageable four-day timeframe. Some of these include the following:

Networking Opportunities — This year, projected attendance is hovering around 90,000 industry professionals from over 120 countries.
Quality — OTC has enlisted the most knowledgeable and experienced organizers to create an unsurpassed technical program.
Convenience — Houston is the energy capital of the world and a hub for international transit. The city has first rate hotels, venues, and public transportation—with 174 nonstop flights coming in every day.
Always Innovative — You can always find something new at OTC–whether it’s groundbreaking technology, new contacts, or in-demand C-Suite speakers.

Spotlight on New Technology Awards

April 2016 Blog Image 2Thirteen innovative technologies have been selected to receive the 2016 Spotlight on New Technology Award. Based on criteria that include originality, broad interest, significant impact, and thorough testing, this year’s award is focused on keeping offshore oil and gas development safe and sustainable.

The presentation will take place at 4:00 pm on May 2nd in the NRG Center Rotunda Lobby. Visit and you will find inventions that include a riser gas handling system, soft rope systems, innovative remote piloting technology, and more.

See You There

We will be representing our full line of fluid system control products at the Hy-Lok booth. These include the industry’s finest fittings, valves, gauges, hoses, and tubing. Join us at OTC to learn more about all of our products and to experience some of the industry’s best networking and educational opportunities. Click here to register today.

Southwest Process Controls Launches a New Website

At Southwest Process Controls, we are proud to introduce the release of our new and improved website.  Just click on southwestprocesscontrols.com to see how easy it is to find the parts and products you need.  Our new site is easy to navigate and provides all the information you need to select the right products for your application.

As a leading supplier of the finest quality fluid system control products, we distribute some of the best fittings, pipe fitting, valves, and gauges in the world, and you can find them all here.New-Website

Company History, Products, Manufacturers and More

On our new website, you can learn about the history of our company as well as our broad range of products.  We provide the most demanding industries with a full complement of high pressure fittings and valves, as well as tube and pipe fittings.  You can also get more information about our needle, ball & plug, check & relief, and DBB valves, as well as a broad range of others.

We work with the best suppliers and manufacturers in the business.  We are one of the biggest distributors of Hy-Lok products, representing the cutting edge of instrument valve technology.  Our range of manufacturers also includes NOSHOK, Ogontz, and Dekoron, as well as many others.  The new Southwest website has been vastly improved, with sharp product imagery, detailed photography of the products we distribute, and easy access to further information about every product type.

Check Out the Southwest Blog

For insights into industry trends, analysis on the oil and gas industries, and news about Southwest Process Controls, take a look at our company blog.  It is now easier than ever to access.  Some of the issues we have recently examined include current efforts to lift the domestic crude export ban, the effects of international oil production on current prices, and the impact of efficient oil drilling techniques on America’s recent oil boom.  Now, you can access new blog entries easily from our home page, creating easy access to significant industry trends as well as the latest news about Southwest.

Contact Us Today

While we are confident that our new website will engage our clients with expanded imagery and information, we know that sometimes there is no substitute for personal interaction.  Have a question or need a quote?  Contact one of our representatives today, and learn how our precision quality fluid system control products can benefit your next project or professional application.

New Branch—Midland Odessa

Permian_BasinWhile the overall economic recovery in the United States has been uneven in recent years, the numbers posted in the Midland-Odessa region of Texas are strong.  The region’s unemployment rate clocks in at 3.4%, beating the national average of 5.8%.  Looking at more localized areas, the numbers are even better.  Some unemployment reports for Midland have bottomed out at 2.9%, the lowest level in the whole country.

The signs of economic growth can be seen elsewhere as well.  The regional economic index in the area was up 6.9% in September compared to the previous year, including a standardized rate of growth coming in at 8.5% in the third quarter.  Other signs of regional economic prosperity include retail spending levels, which were 13.2% higher in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.  Automotive spending also increased, with numbers coming in at 20% higher this year over the third quarter in 2013.  Construction activity also greatly increased, with $525 million in building permit valuations in the third quarter alone.

It is against this backdrop of prosperity that Southwest Process Controls has opened a new branch in the Midland-Odessa region.  Our fluid system control products are heavily used by the oil and gas industry—which is the cause of all this growth.  The Permian Basin is currently the scene of an impressive oil boom.  This region’s success is due to a number of factors, including highly productive wells and efficient well completion rates.  These conditions create powerful incentives for companies to continue and expand oil production in the area.

With strong levels of productivity occurring every day, oil industry operators need reliable suppliers of parts.  At Southwest Process Controls, we have dedicated ourselves to providing innovative and high-quality valves, fittings, and other fluid system control products for over 12 years.  These include a wide selection of exceptional parts from Hy-Lok, as well as diverse products from other manufacturers.  Our suppliers trust us to use our extensive product knowledge to provide products that perfectly fit our customers’ specifications and needs.

Our clientele at Midland-Odessa count on us for another important reason.  Many local distributors depend on shipping to deliver valves, fittings, gauges, and other supplies.  At Southwest, we maintain a specialized level of inventory control.  Whenever a customer in the oil industry needs a fluid handling part, we are very likely to have it in stock.  We keep a large number of products in our Midland branch at all times, including a diverse mix of types made from a variety of materials.  We stock alloys that many companies reserve for mail order, including Inconel 825, Inconel 625, Alloy C276, and others.  With our broad range of inventory, we serve as a one stop shop for oil drilling and all related customers.

The Evolution of Southwest Process Controls

Southwest Process Controls Instrumentation Valves

For over 12 years, Southwest Process Controls has built a strong reputation on delivering high-quality fluid system control products. When we first started business in May 2002, we were the exclusive distributor of Hy-Lok products for the Houston area. Today, we are a leading supplier that represents a number of respected companies in Texas. We attribute our success over the years to our commitment to quality, customer service and innovation.

As a Hy-Lok distributor, Southwest Process Controls supplied customers with premium instrument valves and fittings. While our initial territory was limited to Houston, we have since expanded our reach to all of Texas. Only a few months later, in October 2002, we added Ogontz to our lineup. Since then, a number of other manufacturers have entrusted us with their products, including Anderson Greenwood, Concoa, and Neon Controls. Southwest Process Controls now supplies various brands of tubing, gauges, regulators and much more.

Our growth and evolution can be credited to our focus on customer service and our inventory. We take great care to maintain a large inventory with a large mix of products. This enables us to ship products on the same day that an order is placed, ensuring timely deliveries and satisfied customers. We also set ourselves apart by our willingness to stock products of various alloys, including Inconel 825, Inconel 625, Alloy C276, and others. Our versatile inventory has opened the door for us at many of the major companies in the industry.

Southwest Process Controls continues to invest in new facilities and technology to facilitate further growth. In January 2014, we moved into a brand new building located in the same business park as our previous building. This larger facility allows us to expand our warehouse to accommodate the best possible stock of inventory, so that we can continue to provide excellent service to the industry. We also implemented a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system to improve our business management and better serve our customers.

At Southwest Process Controls, we’re proud of the success that we have achieved in the past 12 years. We are confident in our stock of excellent products and strive to improve our facilities and inventory to meet the changing needs of the industry. In the future, we hope to increase our reach and stock of high-quality process controls.

Please contact Southwest Process Controls today to discuss your specific requirements. We look forward to working with you.