Donation of Wellheads and Choke Valves Enables NAIT Students to Train on Working Oilfield Equipment

May 26, 2017

NAIT students donated wellhead choke

NAIT students and instructor working on one the gas metering skids that include a donated Stream-Flo wellhead and Master Flo choke valve. (Photo courtesy of NAIT)

Edmonton, Alberta (May 26, 2017)—The Stream-Flo Group of Companies (Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and Master Flo Valve Inc.) is pleased to announce that it has donated four pairs of wellheads with choke valves to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT’s) Petroleum Engineering Technology program.

The Stream-Flo wellheads with flowing top sections and Master Flo choke valves off the wing valves are part of gas metering skids that are used by Petroleum Engineering Technology students to learn on the same oilfield equipment they will encounter on the job. 

“The Stream-Flo wellhead and choke donation allows our students to get hands-on experience operating wellheads and choke wells they would encounter in a producing gas field,” says Bruce Reinders, chair of NAIT’s Petroleum Engineering Technology program. “We have incorporated the Stream-Flo donation into a gas metering and separating skid which creates an extremely realistic learning environment for the students.”

Community support is deeply ingrained in the culture at the Stream-Flo Group of Companies, and is in its Guiding Principles. Its ongoing support of NAIT includes endowment funds for two annual scholarships in each of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma and CNC Machinist Certificate programs, as well as a donation from founder Duncan and wife Verda McNeill of close to $1 million for NAIT’s Centre for Information and Communications Technology.

“Graduates of NAIT’s Petroleum Engineering Technology program, as well as other NAIT programs, have the practical knowledge they need to enter the industry and contribute on the job right away,” says Mark McNeill, President of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. “We’re proud to support that real-world learning with the donation of these wellheads and choke valves, as well as through our scholarships. Investing in NAIT and its students is critical to ensuring the Canadian oil and gas industry has the skilled, safety-conscious workforce it needs to continue leading the world in innovation and sustainable energy production.”

In addition to NAIT, the company and employees support a wide range of local organizations in the communities in which it operates. Its community giving includes donations to 17 food banks in Canadian and U.S. communities in which it operates in December 2016 and 18 food banks in December 2015. In June 2016, employees of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies donated a total of $18,827.00 to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank in Fort McMurray and the American Red Cross Fort McMurray Canada Disaster Relief fund. Together with matching funds from the McNeill family, the total amount donated was $37,854.00. In 2015, the company donated $56,394.00 to the PTSD Foundation of America’s Camp Hope in Houston. In 2014, the company donated $3 for every dollar raised by employees to purchase a total of $258,730.00 worth of medical equipment for Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital.

For more information on the Stream-Flo Group of Companies’ employee and corporate giving, go to: 

About Stream-Flo

Established in 1962, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of wellheads, frac trees, gate valves, check valves and emergency shutdown systems for the global oil and gas industry. These products are supported by comprehensive services from installation and field maintenance to customer property management and remanufacturing. Stream-Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the Stream-Flo USA LLC head office in Houston, Texas. Both are supported by strategically located service and distribution facilities across Western Canada and the United States. International customers are supported from facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan). A privately-owned Canadian company, Stream-Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. 

About Master Flo 

Established in 1979, Master Flo Valve Inc. partners with customers to design and manufacture surface and subsea choke valves, control valves, actuation and complete flow management solutions that lower costs and optimize production over the life of their field. Master Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is complemented by manufacturing, engineering, sales and service capabilities at its U.S. head office in Houston, Texas, and its U.K. head office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Global sales, service and distribution are delivered from facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Beijing, China; Calgary, Canada; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pau, France; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A privately-owned Canadian company, Master Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies.

For more information and photos, contact:

Ken Schmaltz, Corporate Marketing Manager

The Stream-Flo Group of Companies

Mobile: 1.403.808.9220


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