Article by Jack Money for The Oklahoman
Baker Hughes recently celebrated the opening of a new division in Oklahoma City. The company’s BHGE Motor Center of Excellence is designed to serve Western Hemisphere oil and gas operators that use downhole drilling motors as they drill ever-more accurate wells efficiently.
Officials marked the center’s official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Kevin Stitt; Maria Claudia Borras, president and CEO of Baker Hughes Oilfield Services; Greater Oklahoma City Chamber officials; and customers of Baker Hughes, a General Electric company.
“We are excited to open the Motor Center of Excellence in Oklahoma City, in the heart of North America — the world’s largest market for drilling motors,” said Borras, addressing employees and guests attending the celebration. “The technologies and engineered solutions we develop here will drive smarter well construction and deliver better drilling efficiencies to our customers throughout the world. We’re proud of the facility and the potential it brings.”
The addition of a manufacturing plant to Oklahoma City is a significant deal, especially when it is one as advanced as the BHGE Motor Center of Excellence.