OREANDA-NEWS. October 08, 2015. GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) today announced it has launched a new program for gas compression packagers.  Houston-based manufacturing specialist AFGlobal has signed an agreement to become the first program participant. The program seeks to provide end-user customers with increased access to GE’s High-Speed Reciprocating (HSR) and Ajax products and field services, as well as expert packaging support, through the program’s participants.   

The new program offers compression customers the combined strength of GE’s premium gas compression systems with the packaging and service expertise of participants, like AFGlobal, whose field technicians are trained by GE as part of the program.  End users can also benefit from lower lifecycle costs through more access to trusted, genuine GE compressor parts and reduced cycle times.

“Our new packager program is part of GE’s larger initiative to invest in the gas compression space,” said Diarmaid Mulholland, General Manager of GE Oil & Gas’ Reciprocating Compression portfolio.  “In addition to partnering with experienced packagers like AFGlobal, GE is spending millions of dollars in research and manufacturing to update our Ajax and HSR product lines to new levels of emissions compliance and efficiency.”

Combining the new program for packagers with continuous product investment demonstrate the commitment that  GE Oil & Gas and packager participants have to help ensure that compression companies are able to operate as cost-effectively as possible and with peace-of-mind even in the strictest attainment areas.

“Today is a major win for gas compression customers looking for ways to reduce lifecycle costs through improved access to genuine GE compressor parts and services,” said Curtis Samford, president and CEO of AFGlobal.  “GE is taking great strides to rapidly transform its compressor portfolio, and AFGlobal is pleased to work with them to offer world-class compression solutions with outstanding service support.”

GE acquired Cameron’s Reciprocating Compression division in June 2014.  Headquartered in Houston, Texas with eight manufacturing sites around the world, GE’s reciprocating compression products are used in a variety of oil and gas applications ranging from gas lift to transportation.

GE is focused on fortifying service capabilities worldwide, operating side-by-side with customers in 120 countries. This global footprint speeds up and improves the delivery of services, technologies and expertise. Learn more about GE’s reciprocating compression solutions at www.geoilandgas.com/distributed-gas/production.