Oilfield Helping Hands to partner with BJ Services

BJ Services is proud to announce a new partnership between the company’s Team BJ Foundation and Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) – a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis through no fault of their own. Team BJ Foundation was established after Hurricane Harvey as an employee-funded financial hardship resource for BJ employees in crisis. Through the partnership, OHH will provide administration for Team BJ Foundation, which includes receiving and reviewing applications for assistance and distribution of funds. BJ will be an active corporate member of OHH through participation in fundraising events and sponsorships.

“We are excited to establish a partnership with an organization like Oilfield Helping Hands”

said Warren Zemlak, BJ Services CEO. “Together, our goal is to have a positive impact on our team members, their families, and the communities in which we operate.”

Based in Tomball, Texas, BJ Services provides hydraulic fracturing and cementing services to upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American oil and natural gas resources. Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), established in Houston in 2003 as a nonprofit charitable organization, helps oilfield families with financial assistance in times of crisis. Since 2003, OHH has distributed more than $4.5 million in assistance. OHH has six regional chapters in active oilfield communities across the United States. Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a non-profit organization that helps oilfield families in financial crisis, announces a new partnership with BJ Services’ Team BJ Foundation. OHH will provide administration for Team BJ Foundation, which includes receiving and reviewing applications for assistance and distribution of funds. The vision, goals and objectives of Team BJ Foundation are aligned with our mission, and we are thrilled to work alongside this generous company.”

Oilfield Helping Hands is excited to announce that we have received $200,000 in funding from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) was established to provide support and relief to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Harris County and Houston area (which may include City residents in the Fort Bend of Montgomery County). This fund is dedicated to filling the gaps that are not currently being met by other local federal efforts on an immediate and longer-term basis. Please help OHH spread the word within your workplaces and across our community so together we can make as big an impact as possible.

BJ Services Company is a major provider of specialized oilfield services, ranking second worldwide. Its chief competitors are Halliburton and Schlumberger, which provide similar services to the petroleum industry. BJ’s services primarily relate to pressure pumping activities at new and remediated oil and gas well sites, and include well stimulation, commissioning, sand control, cementing, and casing and tubing services. It also provides inspection and leak-detection services and, in selected geographic regions, markets specialized chemicals. In addition, in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and South America, the company operates, owns, or leases several stimulation vessels. It thus maintains a high industry profile in major onshore and offshore oil fields, including those of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, California, Canada, the North Sea, much of Latin America, Indonesia, and the Middle East. The company has divisional offices and branches at or near many of these sites, all networked to its central corporate office in Houston, Texas. BJ Services began to take its current shape in 1990, after it was reorganized and incorporated as a public company and commenced aggressive expansion through acquisitions and consolidation.

Its major additions in the following years included the Western Company of North America, acquired in July 1995, and Nowsco Well Services Ltd., bought in June 1996. BJ Services’ Canadian subsidiary and provides all the core pumping services of the parent company. Other subsidiaries are Unichem (the production and refinery chemicals unit), BJ Process and Pipeline Services, and BJ Tubular Services. Unichem, with headquarters in Houston, specializes in fouling and corrosion problems. It helps gas and oil operators, refineries, and petrochemical producers reach maximum production levels by minimizing the cost of treating these problems. BJ Process and Pipeline Services, headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, offers leak detection and commissioning services plus a complete range of services and equipment for the global oil industry, including refineries, process plants, and pipelines. It includes Pipeline Cleaners, a division headquartered in Houston, and a plant in Iowa. Also headquartered in Scotland, BJ Tubular Services provides casing and tubing services and sends highly experienced, veteran crews to drilling sites in Europe, the North Sea, and the Pacific Rim. These various divisions operate within a subsidiary arrangement, which, in 1997, supported over 80 divisional and branch offices throughout the world.

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a non-profit organization that helps oilfield families in financial crisis, was handed the ‘Best Outreach Program’ award at the 2018 World Oil Awards on October 11 at the Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa, Houston. The World Oil Awards were founded 17 years ago to honor the upstream industry’s top innovations and innovators. This year, more than 350 members of the industry gathered at the black-tie gala for the awards. There were 290 submissions from more than 20 countries and 93 finalists were selected. The 18 winners were chosen by the World Oil Advisory Board. Oilfield Helping Hands was nominated for the implementation of the Harvey Recovery Assistance Program, which supported oilfield families impacted by the hurricane in Houston. Since 2003, OHH has donated more than $4.5 million to oilfield families in need, and $356,000 through its Harvey Recovery Program alone. William (Bill) Markus, executive director, OHH, said, “We are extremely honored to win this award as it validates all that we do as an organization, being selected by the industry that we support.

This could not have been possible without the help of corporate members, industry companies and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Houston was severely impacted during Hurricane Harvey and we wanted to make a difference for the families and for the city that plays such a vital role in the oil industry. We are so thankful that we were able to improve the difficult situations that many oilfield families faced during and after the disaster.” Oilfield Helping Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in Houston in 2003. OHH helps oilfield families in financial crisis due to no fault of their own. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $4 million to industry workers and their families. In 2017, OHH mobilized into action after Hurricane Harvey and was able to provide more than $350,000 to 217 families. OHH continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year.

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