From 1969 to 1978, Variperm’s main focus was perfecting the design and manufacturing process of sand screen filters.
These filters were manufactured from sorted silica sand and, depending on the size of the silica sand used, the permeability of the filter varied.The typical size of the original Variperm screens were 3ft length cylinders of various diameters.
Variperm also formed a partnership with a major supplier of downhole tools supplying Variperm with work-over and completion tools to market to local producers.
Variperm builds a small inventory of “fishing” tools, and in the late 1970’s opens its first service centre in Lloydminster.
Variperm opens a second service centre in Taber, Alberta (currently located in Brooks, Alberta) and a small sales office in Calgary.
Bill buys out his partners to own 100% of Variperm.
Variperm establishes their own machine shop and manufacturing plant in Calgary, which allows them to custom design and manufacture state of the art, specialized products and equipment for sand control applications.
This vertical integration further enables the company to dramatically reduce turnaround times for customers, as well as facilitates Variperm’s new tool development and prototyping effort.
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