ISO is a non-governmental standardization body based in Geneva, Switzerland, which is comprised of the national standards bodies of 157 countries from around the world. The scope of ISO is the standardization of traditional activities, such as agriculture and construction, to various engineering, medical, manufacturing and transport, information and communication processes, as well as good management practices such as the Quality Management Systems Standard 9001. To receive certification, organizations must show evidence of compliance to the requirements of the 9001-2000 Standard through an initial assessment audit, as well as an ongoing series of surveillance audits held periodically over a three year period, at which time a recertification audit is conducted. This series of audits will ensure compliance in process areas such as customer focus, management commitment, planning, training, product realization, design and development, measurement and analysis, and continual improvement. As a result of undergoing the certification process, Newpoint Gas can assure its customers that it has an effective quality management system, which will improve its ability to meet or exceed customers’ expectations in terms of efficiency, quality, and performance in all of the products and services it provides.Newpoint Gas has contracted Det Norske Veritas (DnV) as its ISO certification registrar. The role of the registrar is to conduct the initial assessment audit, as well as the subsequent surveillance audits, and to submit and maintain the registration with the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). ANAB accredits certification bodies for quality management systems, as well as other certification standards.
This years’ meeting, held March 31 through April 2 2008, marked the first time that the SPE Bakersfield section combined with the Pacific Section of the AAPG for a joint conference. This collaboration opened a full set of topics on interdisciplinary work that will enhance the technical program. The theme for the conference was “Adding Reserves through Collaboration, Innovation, and Technology Transfer”. Newpoint Gas was one of over 35 companies exhibiting at this years’ meeting and drew an attendance of 600 to 800 people.
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Newpoint Gas, LP is pleased to announce the addition of Newpoint Manufacturing, LP to its Group of Companies. Newpoint Manufacturing occupies a 134,000 sq ft purpose built facility and is headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Officially opened on 24th March 2008, Newpoint Manufacturing’s first task was to hire and integrate 45 personnel into the Group. Certified with R, U, and S ASME stamps, Newpoint Manufacturing will support and enhance the Group’s fabrication and assembly processes globally.
Newpoint Gas celebrated its’ 8th anniversary on February 25th 2008. Newpoint’s insistence upon continuing our lasting tradition of customer service has no doubt been a contributing factor to the company’s success. Through innovative engineering technologies, revolutionized business strategies, and optimized manufacturing and delivery, Newpoint has transformed its’ gas treating facilities. We at Newpoint would like to take this opportunity to thank our customer’s as well as our capable staff for making the last eight years amazing. We are enthusiastic as we look ahead to the new years to come.
Newpoint’s SolidWorks prowess was on display in full force at SolidWorks World 2008 in San Diego, CA. Certified SolidWorks Professionals Michael Poteet and Rhett Rathbone gave a 90 minute presentation on the topic of dealing with large assemblies, parts library creation and maintenance, and weldment piping. The last of these topics is a new technique in doing pipe modeling developed by Newpoint that is more stable and just as powerful as other options provided by SolidWorks. The presentation was a success, receiving a 4 out of 5 on total attendee satisfaction, along with numerous positive comments. Michael and Rhett were also able to learn new and exciting techniques from the other sessions offered at the conference, further establishing Newpoint as an innovator in the SolidWorks world.
Newpoint was just one of 940 exhibitors on hand at this year’s 2008 NAPE convention held on February 7th and 8th in Houston, Texas. Our knowledgeable staff was on hand for the entire duration of the convention to educate many of the almost 16,000 attendees about gas treatment and how Newpoint could be of assistance with our newly manufactured treatment facilities. Our staff spoke with current clients and also met with a multitude of new contacts. We would like to thank all the attendees as well as the exhibitors for making this year’s NAPE convention not only a success for Newpoint but for all who participated.
Zane Rhodes and Gary Trotter of OSO Oil and Gas Properties, LLC will be presenting their paper titled “Catalytic Oxygen Removal for the Aberdeen Coal Mine Methane Project in Carbon County, Utah” at this year’s 58th Annual Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Oklahoma on February 24 – 27 2008. The paper will discuss the operational experience of oxygen removal plants installed in a coal mine methane project, as well as, the potential impact to non-traditional gas streams. This particular paper also documents the collaboration between OSO Oil and Gas Properties, LLC and Newpoint Gas, LP and their ability to work together to make their oxygen removal system a success and an integral part of its’ gas treating system.
Newpoint Gas is honored to have members of our company, Zane Rhodes and Trey Brown, presenting at the 87th Annual Gas Processors Association. This prestigious event will be held from March 2-5, 2008 in Grapevine, Texas. Company President, Zane Rhodes, will present his paper in collaboration with Gary Trotter of OSO Oil and Gas Properties, LLC titled, “Catalytic Oxygen Removal for the Aberdeen Coal Mine Methane Project in Carbon County, Utah” during the Technology to Improve Operations forum. This particular paper documents the collaboration between OSO Oil and Gas Properties, LLC and Newpoint Gas, LP and their ability to work together to make their oxygen removal system a success and an integral part of its’ gas treating system. Trey Brown, Newpoint’s Vice President of Process Engineering, will present his paper titled, “Gas Treating Technologies: Which Ones Should Be Used and Under What Conditions” during the Technical Facilities Design Forum. This insightful paper will focus on the different gas treatment options available and which ones are best suited for each aspect pertaining to gas impurities. We would like to extend an invitation to all who are planning to attend GPA 2008 to approach Zane and Trey with any comments or questions you may have about Newpoint and how we can accommodate your gas treating needs.
Rhett, Director of Engineering Design for Newpoint Gas, along with Michael will be presenting a training session on January 20-23 at Solid Works World 2008 in San Diego, California. Rhett brings with him nearly a decade of detailed design experience involving large scale industrial gas processing plants for applications around the globe. Michael is a mechanical engineer at Newpoint Gas and is a certified Solid Works Professional as well as having many other accreditations. Rhett and Michael’s presentation entitled,”Get Your Job Out On Time, Keep Management Off Your Back and Be Home By 5 On Friday”, will focus on piping weldments, mate references, smart components, large assemblies, and drawings. This presentation is sure to be a lively and insightful presentation.