Who we are:
We are an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable packers, swellable packers, and associated downhole products and services to the oil and gas industry.
Where we are:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TAM provides technical support, products, and services from offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Russia. Our regional offices are located in Calgary, Canada; Aberdeen, Scotland; Perth, Australia; Bogota, Colombia; and Dubai, UAE. View our contact list for a complete record of TAM locations.
We are a privately held company with over 400 employees worldwide.
Our core values are the foundation for TAM growth and prosperity
TAM International was incorporated in Houston, Texas, as a manufacturer of inflatable packer elements under the name TAM Products, Inc.
TAM was purchased by the present owners
The company name was changed to TAM International, Inc.
Added field service tools
Developed the Casing Annulus Packer (CAP) product line for annular gas migration control
Opened a manufacturing and repair facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, known as TAM International Oil Services, Ltd.
Developed the hydrological test tool for the Hanford Nuclear Waste Management Site in Hanford, Washington
Developed the TAM-J, a downhole tool with a setting mechanism featuring a resettable, inflatable production/treating packer; Developed the Port Collar and Combination Tool for stage cementing 18-5/8 inch casing
Provided hydrological test tools to Nevada Test Site for nuclear waste storage; Opened a sales, service, and repair facility in Aberdeen, Scotland called TAM International North Sea, Ltd., to service the oil and gas industry in the North Sea region
Ran the first inflatable packer on coiled tubing
Built a new manufacturing facility consisting of a 4,000 square foot office building and a 24,000 square foot manufacturing building including a machine shop, rubber shop, electronics lab, and engineering
Developed and patented the Casing Circulator
Improved a selective acidizing tool for horizontal wells; Expanded Canadian operations into Estevan, Saskatchewan
Implemented a Quality Management Program that was certifiable to ISO:9001; Expanded the Middle East operations by opening an office in Muscat, Oman
Opened an office in Trinidad
Redesigned the CAP specifically for horizontal well zonal isolation
Opened an office in Jakarta & Balikpappan, Indonesia; Expanded U.S. operations into Louisiana; Implemented a Quality Management System for ISO 9001:1994 certification
Introduced the retrievable open hole whipstock packer and VE element; Expanded operations into Africa by placing personnel in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria; Achieved full certification to ISO 9001:1994 standard
Expanded horizontal completion capabilities with VE inflation element and VE XTRACAP
Opened sales and service operations in Perth, Australia; Expanded Indonesia sales & service operations
Built a new corporate office and doubled the size of the manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas; Developed the premium thread Combination Tool for horizontal completions
Introduced SlikPak™ slickline conveyed thru tubing packer setting tool; Achieved a major breakthrough in high expansion thru tubing technology
Developed the TAM JUMBO-J for high-load, high tensile strength, multiple-set testing and treating applications in large diameter casing and open hole; Achieved full certification to ISO 9001:2000 quality standard
Opened an office in Dubai, UAE; Opened an office in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Established TAM International Asia Pacific Ltd Pte
Introduced the FREECAP swellable packer; Opened an office in Oklahoma City
Introduced the Hatch Packer tool, featuring unified construction that incorporated the TAM Port Collar and TAM Casing Annulus Packer (CAP); Introduced SlikPak Plus; Opened an office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Introduced the 9-5/8” metal-to-metal seal Hatch Packer; Opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opened an office in Baku, Azerbaijan; Opened an office in Qata; Completed purchase of 26 acres of land to build new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant; Opened an office in Poza Rica, Mexico; Developed the TripSAVR™, a new external-inflate packer with a 14-1/2” VE element that enables offline, surface-testing of BOP/riser connections
Established TAM de Mexico; TripSAVR™ named finalist for 26th annual Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award; TripSAVR™ named finalist for 2009 World Oil Awards in Best Drilling Technology Category
Developed the FREECAP GT (Geothermal) and FREECAP Clamshell Swellable Packers; Opened an office in Roma, Queensland, Australia; Expanded the TAM North Sea office in Aberdeen
Formed TAM Completion Systems
Built a new Canadian manufacturing facility in Calgary; Opened a new regional office in Latin America (Bogota, Colombia); Broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in Houston; Opened an office in Dickinson, North Dakota (TAM Completion Systems)
Opened an office in Midland, Texas (TAM Completion Systems); Opened a new office in Erbil, Iraq; Expanded operations by opening a new office in Dubai, UAE; Opened a new 126,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Houston; Received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the renovation of the Sales/Marketing office
Received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for construction of the new Houston manufacturing facility; Opened an expanded office in Denver, CO
Sustainability and the Environment
TAM is committed to green building and also to providing a healthy work environment for all employees. The company recently received a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for the new construction of its manufacturing facility in Northwest Houston. It is the second LEED® Silver certification awarded to the company in the last two years. In 2013, TAM received a LEED® Silver certification for the renovation of its Sales and Marketing office which is also located in Northwest Houston. The LEED® rating system, administered through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is one of the leading award programs for recognizing green and sustainable construction and renovations.
TAM International contributes to the communities in which we operate by supporting an array of social, educational, environmental, and artistic organizations.
Throughout the year, TAM employees generously give their time through company-sponsored volunteer events. Employees joined an assembly line to bag groceries at the Houston Food Bank. They supported the Police & Community Youth Centre (PCYC) and the Lions Clubs Kids with Disabilities in Western Australia. And they put on their running shoes for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Houston to raise money for breast cancer research.
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