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Asphalt costs reduced 13%+ and performance improved with Gilsonite®

STUDY SHOWS GILSONITE® OFFERS SUPERIOR MASTIC ASPHALT PERFORMANCE AT LOWER ADDITIVE CONCENTRATIONS  An independent study was conducted to determine how the physical and chemical properties of Gilsonite® uintaite performed compared to Trinidad Lake Asphalt (TLA). The study compared a typical mastic asphalt bitumen modified with 24.4% TLA and formulations of bitumen modified with Gilsonite® at…

American Gilsonite continues expanding customer base in the Middle East at ADIPEC 2019

American Gilsonite once again had a presence at one of the world’s largest and most influential oil and gas conferences – the 2019 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). This year’s four-day event, held in November 2019, had a record-breaking attendance of more than 155,000 industry professionals from around the globe. Alongside other…

Slurry with Gilsonite® increases yield and reduces cost

A West Texas O&G operator wanted to reduce slurry costs for its lightweight cement applications in the Permian Basin. The cementing company, West Texas Cementers (WTC), an independent cementing company in Odessa, Texas, replaced hollow beads with Gilsonite® uintaite. The result was a significant reduction in slurry costs. WTC had typically used hollow beads as…

American Gilsonite Company Announces CEO Succession Plan

Craig Mueller to succeed David G. Gallagher as President and CEO in February 2020; Gallagher remains as Director transitioning to Special Advisor American Gilsonite Company (“AGC”), the world’s principal supplier of Gilsonite®, announced today that its Board of Directors approved a succession plan for the executive leadership of the company. Craig Mueller, Vice President and…

Drilling fluid with Gilsonite® outperforms alternative in same field

A large, international E&P oil company with a significant presence in the US unconventional market was experiencing inconsistent drilling fluid performance from two service companies operating within the same field. One service company, using an alternative product to American Gilsonite® uintaite, experienced poor drilling fluid performance, including issues with stuck pipe, wellbore instability, high rheology,…

Not everything labeled “gilsonite” is Gilsonite® – here are the differences

There is only one source of Gilsonite®. If it doesn’t come from American Gilsonite Company, it isn’t Gilsonite®.Gilsonite® is only found in our mines in the Uinta Basin of Northeastern Utah. Some companies claim to offer “gilsonite” from other parts of the world, but those products are simply misidentified to take advantage of Gilsonite® uintaite’s…

Impressive results achieved by replacing OBM fluid loss additives with Gilsonite®

A large U.S. independent drilling fluids company was experiencing inconsistent performance in their Eagle Ford and Permian operations. After conducting field trials, they determined using American Gilsonite® uintaite as an OBM additive resulted in a net fluid loss additive cost reduction, reduced additive consumption and fluid loss performance improvement. A company spokesperson noted, “American Gilsonite®…

American Gilsonite Dubai Supply Center opened to better serve the needs of Middle East customers

To meet the growing demand for Gilsonite® uintaite around the globe, American Gilsonite recently opened our newest supply center in Dubai. The distribution center will stock a full range of Gilsonite® products for cementing and drilling fluids (both OBM and WBM), allowing Middle East customers to get just the amount of Gilsonite® they need, right…

American Gilsonite Company Strengthens Executive Team, Announces New Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Craig Mueller to advance the global network and commercial strategy of principal Gilsonite® producer American Gilsonite Company, Inc. (“AGC”), the world’s only supplier of Gilsonite® uintaite, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Mueller as Vice President (VP) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective immediately.  Mr. Mueller is responsible for AGC’s commercial strategy, business…

American Gilsonite names Frank Albrecht as Managing Director – Asphalt Eastern Hemisphere

American Gilsonite recently appointed Frank Albrecht as Managing Director of Asphalt for the Eastern Hemisphere. Mr. Albrecht has nearly twenty years of experience as a leader in the bitumen industry and comes to AGC with extensive asphalt paving project experience in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the USA. “Adding such a strong…