New Research and Development Center Opens in Houston Office

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has completed the additions to an expanded research and development center at our Houston, Texas office in the Energy Corridor, effectively doubling its size. The expansion further supports our growing product lines, which offer solutions for drilling, cementing, stimulation, and production. The new facility will also house several new capabilities that allow for the continued support of our resin coated proppants, which are at the forefront of proppant technology.

Equipment added in the laboratory expansion includes state-of-the-art synthesis facilities and new analytical capabilities. Additional specialized equipment includes instruments for quality control, product support and chemical performance evaluation.         

The lab is a global R&D center for the Oilfield Technology Group that covers upstream through downstream product lines.  It also serves as a hub for quality control, performance testing and customer specific product testing.  This expansion further supports the company’s growth initiatives to provide innovative technology to the oil and gas industry and is another step in a series of expansions for 2014.