Posted: Oct 25, 2011 6:29 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Oct 25, 2011 6:29 PM
Thousands of oil and gas industry workers from around the world are in Lafayette for the 28th Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition better know as 'LAGCOE'. This year there are more than 300 vendors at the Cajundome. A few are show casing products you may not expect to see at an oil and gas show.
Ahmed Yousef works for an oil and gas company based out of Kuwait. He said the show is one of the best places in the world to shop for new products and this year going green is on the top of his mind.
He explained, "to have the renewable energy makes us competitive on the environmental side, and we have that corporate responsibility."
Companies like R360 are helping lead the way.
Vice President of Sales, Irvin Kleespies, said "water based mud, oil based mud, completion fluid- anything that's used in the drilling operation. We can take that a recycle it."
Kinray Incorporated is using an environmentally friendly, mechanically run sports car to introduce customers to their newest electronic valve.
Representative, Eric Parrow, said "the electronic versions will be a lot greener a lot better on the environment the high pressure motor valve should run off the solar system as well as a battery back up."
The show will be going on all week at the Cajundome. It'll wrap up Thursday evening.