Newpark Drilling Fluids opens new technology center
KATY, Texas -- Newpark Drilling Fluids celebrated the grand opening of the Newpark Technology Center in Katy, Texas, earlier today.
The 102,685 sq ft complex consists of 37,000 sq ft of research and development space, a high-tech training laboratory, and a field-testing and services area. The lab features a one-of-a-kind drilling simulator, as well as a training auditorium and a full range of world-class analytical capabilities. The facility is located on an expanse of 11 acres along the I-10 energy corridor near Mason Road.
“The creation of the Newpark Technology Center is a landmark in the history of our company,” stated president Bruce Smith. “This facility unites our technical staff and administrative staff under one roof and enables us to continue making technological breakthroughs with global effects. We are very excited to share it with our customers and business associates.”
One of the most unique features of our facility is the lobby’s two-story living water wall, which symbolizes the company’s commitment to environmentally conscious technology. It is the fourth largest living wall in the U.S., housing nearly 700 plants. The structure uses recycled water to sustain plant life, and the hydroponic wall produces clean air within the facility.