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April 10, 2013

CORTEC unveils new Extreme Service Choke model

December 15, 2012

CORTEC to provide chokes for WARA Pressure Maintenance Project in Kuwait

October 25, 2012

CORTEC awarded valve contract for Shell URSA/PRINCESS

March 21, 2012

CORTEC expands Lafayette compact valve manufacturing facility

February 26, 2012

CORTEC Fluid Control supplies production chokes for ATP Cheviot Project

February 15, 2012

CORTEC Manifold Systems awarded supply of valves for Clippper Project

July 13, 2011

CORTEC unveils new CX-3 Extreme Service Choke

June 25, 2011

CORTEC Manifold Systems awarded supply of Valves for Chevron Big Foot

June 10, 2011

CORTEC Manifold Systems Delivers Valves for Chevron Jack & St. Malo

June 10, 2011

CORTEC Manifold Systems supplies Compact Valves for ATP Cheviot Project

June 11, 2010

CORTEC Fluid Control unveils Extreme Service Hydraulic Choke

June 8, 2010

Chevron awards CORTEC Manifold Systems Compact Valve for Tahiti Phase II

June 8, 2010

CORTEC Manifold Systems awarded Compact Valve for Shell Mars B

June 25, 2009

CORTEC Manifold System awarded Tanga Barat Cluster project Compact Manifold Valve for Petronas Carigali SDN BHD

April 6, 2009

CORTEC Manifold Systems grabs a large share of the Compact Ball Valve industry with acquisition of Technical Control Systems (TCS)

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April 10, 2013

CORTEC UNVEILS NEW EXTREME SERVICE CHOKE MODEL

CXC Extreme Service Choke

Houma, La. - CORTEC has added a new model to its Extreme Service Choke line, the CXC. The CXC features a 2" Max Orifice flanged body rated up to 15,000 PSI service. The choke, controlled by a hydraulic piston operator, additionally features dual sided tungsten carbide trim as well as a downstream carbide wear sleeve installed inside the outlet flange.

By utilizing an integral API flanged body, CORTEC is able to significantly reduce manufacturing time and costs associated with producing the traditional CX-3 and CXE-II Extreme Service Chokes. These savings allow CORTEC to offer a choke capable of sufficiently handling the abuse of most service related applications while delivering a more economical sale price to CORTEC customers.

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December 15, 2012

CORTEC TO PROVIDE CHOKES FOR WARA PRESSURE MAINTENANCE PROJECT IN KUWAIT

Houma, La. - CORTEC has been awarded a contract to provide electrically actuated chokes for the WARA Pressure Maintenance Project in Kuwait. The ultimate end user will be the Kuwait oil company (KOC). The Chokes are manufactured using Super Duplex and will be automated using electrically powered actuators. CORTEC worked with KOC’s appointed engineering Contractor located in Korea, who purchased the chokes on behalf of KOC, delivery is scheduled for third quarter of 2013.

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October 25, 2012

CORTEC AWARDED VALVE CONTRACT FOR SHELL URSA/PRINCESS

LAFAYETTE, La. - CORTEC has been awarded a contract to supply compact ball valves, compact check valves, and flow line segments to the Shell URSA/PRINCESS project. The project, stationed for the Gulf of Mexico, will utilize two 8”nominal building block flowlines consisting of CORTEC equipment. The Ursa/Princess Waterflood topsides injection system injects filtered and treated sea water to three subsea sites near the Ursa tension leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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March 21, 2012

CORTEC EXPANDS LAFAYETTE COMPACT VALVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY

LAFAYETTE, La. - CORTEC has made recent expansions to its compact valve manufacturing facility in Lafayette, La. This facility serves as the headquarters for the CMS division as well as the main compact valve manufacturing center. The expansion includes additional factory space for increased inventory storage and manual machinery. There will also be several new offices, a larger QC department, a conference room, and an employee break-room.

CORTEC also has a manufacturing center in Houma, LA. that serves as headquarters for CORTEC Fluid Control. Additional facilities include an international sales office in Houston, TX. and an engineering office in Shawnee, OK.

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February 26, 2012

CORTEC FLUID CONTROL SUPPLIES PRODUCTION CHOKES FOR ATP CHEVIOT PROJECT

Houma, La. - CORTEC Fluid Control has entered into a contract with Bluewater Industries to supply production chokes for ATP Oil & Gas Corporation’s Cheviot Project. Bluewater Industries is supplying project management and fabrication services for the hull, topsides and moorings.

CORTEC will supply chokes in a manual configuration outfitted with cage trim. These valves will be manufactured entirely from Super Duplex Stainless Steel materials and will be supplied with PED/CE Certification.

The Cheviot platform will utilize a unique Octabuoy hull design and will accommodate production facilities as well as a drilling/work-over rig. Cheviot’s Octabuoy feature will provide enhanced motion characteristics over other floating structures. Cheviot will be located in the Northern North Sea Block 2/10 and will operate at a water depth of 550 feet (167m).

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February 15, 2012

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS AWARDED SUPPLY OF VALVES FOR CLIPPER PROJECT

LAFAYETTE, La. - Bluewater Industries has awarded CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS (CMS) with the supply of compact ball valves for the ATP Oil and Gas Clipper Project, located in the Gulf of Mexico.

CMS will be supplying a range of 10,000 PSI valves from 1" through 6" nominal bore sizes, with both actuated and manually controlled models. This list of valves will include 6" API 6AV1 PR1 Surface Safety Valves. These valves are from the world’s first compact valve line to achieve an API 6AV1 rating.

"CORTEC is pushing to extend the realm of the compact valve world," said Bobby Corte Jr., President of CORTEC Fluid Control, "from our API 6A licensing to our newly acquired 6AV1 rating we are continuing to strive for a valve line that is revolutionizing the way compact valves are used in the oil and gas industry."

This most recent development in the Clipper Project, by ATP, is located in Green Canyon Block 300 in the Gulf of Mexico. It is located in 3,450 feet of water and has logged 56 feet (17 meters) of net oil pay.

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July 13, 2011

CORTEC UNVEILS NEW CX-3 EXTREME SERVICE CHOKE

Houma, La. – CORTEC is excited to reveal its latest version of the Extreme Service Choke line, the CX-3.

The new CX-3 is a third generation gear operated model that features a bolted retention plate added to the gear operator. This allows for the additional support needed to eliminate shear pin breakages, diminishing down time and maximizing gear operator strength and integrity.

CORTEC’s Extreme Service Choke line offers both the piston CXE-II and gear operated CX-3 models. Standard trim sizes include 1-1/2”, 2”, and 3”. Pressure classes range from 5,000 psi to 15,000 psi. Models with rating up to 20,000 psi are available upon request. These chokes are intended for applications such as drilling, choke & kill, coil tubing, well control, frac flowback, and under balanced drilling. They offer a robust design capable of with standing the abuse these applications can place on equipment.

“CORTEC has taken its efforts to the next level with this new addition to our line.” said Derek Johnson, Extreme Service Product Manager. “This new model [CX-3] along with our other existing products, gives us the ability to provide unmatched performance and service to our customers and their needs.”

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June 25, 2011

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS AWARDED SUPPLY OF VALVES FOR CHEVRON BIG FOOT

LAFAYETTE, La – Chevron North America E&P has awarded CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) with the supply of Compact Ball Valves for its Big Foot Project, located in the Gulf of Mexico.

CORTEC’s scope of supply includes Compact Ball Valves ranging from 2” through 10” 10,000psi & 15,000psi in either Actuated or Gear Operated configurations. The supply of valves will also include valves manufactured entirely of Super Duplex Stainless Steels. The entire valve supply will also utilize pressure-energizing metal to metal face sealing technology, eliminating the need for face O-rings.

“We [CORTEC] are excited to continue to be a part of these highly technical deepwater capital projects…from our engineers to our valve technicians, we all have a lot of pride knowing we can deliver unique solutions to those who need them,” said Larry Chauvin, president, CORTEC Manifold Systems.

Big Foot is yet another highly technical capital project for Chevron in the Gulf of Mexico, with an estimated cost of $4 billion. Big Foot is located 225 miles (360 km) south of New Orleans, and at a water depth of 5,300 feet, it is the worlds deepest TLP. Chevron expects a production capacity of 75,000 barrels of oil and 25 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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June 10, 2011

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS DELIVERS VALVES FOR CHEVRON JACK & ST. MALO

LAFAYETTE, La – CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) has recently delivered over 600 valve assemblies for Chevron’s Jack & St. Malo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico. These valves will be used in multiple skids throughout the platform, mainly the Chemical Injection Skid and the Hydraulic Power Unit.

These valves were specifically engineered to meet the demands of the project. Manufactured entirely from Stainless Steel and for 15,000psi service, these valves provide a unique solution that will enable long life with superior performance. CORTEC’s scope of supply included Compact Ball Valves (Actuated, Gear & Wrench-head Operated) & Check Valves.

Jack & St. Malo is one of Chevron’s latest major deep-water capital projects intended for long life and enhanced recovery through technology. The project, composed of three subsea centers tied back to a production facility, is located approximately 280 miles (450km) south of New Orleans, La in water depths of 7,000ft (2,100m) and will have a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil per day.

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June 10, 2011

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS SUPPLIES COMPACT VALVES FOR ATP CHEVIOT PROJECT

LAFAYETTE, La – CORTEC Manifold Systems has entered into contract with Bluewater Industries to supply Compact Ball & Check Valves for ATP Oil & Gas Corporation’s Cheviot Project. Bluewater Industries is supplying project management and fabrication services for the hull, topsides and moorings.

CORTEC will supply approximately 120 Compact Valves Assemblies to be used in the Cheviot Platform’s Production Manifold. These valves will be manufactured entirely from Super Duplex Stainless Steel materials and will be supplied with PED/CE Certification.

The Cheviot platform will utilize a unique Octabuoy hull design and will accommodate production facilities as well as a drilling/work-over rig. Cheviot’s Octabuoy feature will provide enhanced motion characteristics over other floating structures. Cheviot will be located in the Northern North Sea Block 2/10 and will operate at a water depth of 550 feet (167m).

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June 11, 2010

CORTEC FLUID CONTROL UNVEILS EXTREME SERVICE HYDRAULIC CHOKE

Houma, Louisiana – CORTEC Fluid Control has rolled out a new Extreme Service Hydraulic Choke to compliment their existing product lines. Its durable trim design and large body cavity make it ideal for harsh environments. Applications include: drilling, choke and kill, coil tubing, well control, frac flow back, under-balanced drilling, and snubbing.

CORTEC's gear operated and piston actuated designs allow the user to safely operate the choke from a distance. Its removable inlet and outlet spools allow it to be installed to any API, Union, Hub, ANSI, or other end connection. All chokes are manufactured to API 6A PSL-3 requirements.

CORTEC Fluid Control is on the cutting edge of supplying innovative solutions for its customer base. CORTEC’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities deliver high quality equipment designed to endure years of reliable service.

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June 8, 2010

CHEVRON AWARDS CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS COMPACT VALVE FOR TAHITI PHASE II

Lafayette, Louisiana – Chevron North America has awarded Cortec Manifold Systems (CMS) the supply of Compact Ball and Check Valves for its Tahiti II project. These compact valves will be used for the Tahiti Phase II Water Injection Module. CMS will provide 10,000PSI Ball and Check valves ranging in size from 1" to 10". The ball valves will vary between Lever-Operated and Gear/Hydraulically actuated. CMS will manufacture these valves with a combination of Nickel Plating and Inconel Cladding to increase their corrosion resistance.

Tahiti's Water Injection Module is designed to filter and pump up to 100,000 BPD of sea water into the well reservoir at designed pressures up to 10,000 PSI, for enhanced oil and gas recovery.

CMS is on the cutting edge of supplying innovative solutions for their customer base. CMS' engineering and manufacturing capabilities permit CMS to deliver high quality Compact Valves to endure years of reliable service.

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June 8, 2010

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS AWARDED COMPACT VALVE FOR SHELL MARS B

Lafayette, Louisiana – Cortec Manifold Systems (CMS) has been awarded the supply of Compact Manifold Valves for the Shell Offshore Inc. Mars B production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

CMS’s scope of supply will provide the platform with Compact Ball and Check Valves ranging from 2" to 10" in size and up to 15,000 PSI in Pressure Rating. The supplied Compact Ball Valves will include both CMS' Single and Double Ball Valve models.

Mars B is Shell Offshore Inc.’s latest production platform in the Mississippi Canyon, approximately 130 miles south of New Orleans. These Compact Valves will be put into service on the Platform’s main Production Manifold. CMS’s Compact Valves will direct the flow of the Oil and Gas service, while at the same time saving critical space and weight.

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June 25, 2009

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS (CMS) AWARDED TANGA BARAT CLUSTER PROJECT COMPACT MANIFOLD VALVES FOR PETRONAS CARIGALI SDN BHD

Houma, Louisiana – Cortec Manifold Systems (CMS), in close collaboration with it’s Southeast Asia partner Empayar Damai Sdn Bhd (EDSB), was awarded a contract to supply compact manifold valves to be placed in service for the Tanga Barat Cluster Project. CMS recently made delivery on the compact valves, manufactured in it’s Houma, La facility.

The manifold consists of 29 slots with piping and valves manufactured using 316 Stainless Steel material. Each slot consists of multiple 6" Double Ball Valves, Poppet Diverter Valves, Check Valves, and 2" Ball and Throttle valves. The gas from these fields contains relatively high levels of CO2, and Petronas Carigali estimates the project will flow 950 MMcfd of gas through the manifold per day. The 55ft. long by 75,000 Kilogram manifold is among the largest and most expensive in Petronas Carigali history.

CMS and EDSB are on the cutting edge of supplying innovative solutions for their customer base. EDSB is centrally located in Southeast Asia and provides regional support for all of CMS’s valve products.

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April 6, 2009

CORTEC MANIFOLD SYSTEMS (CMS) GRABS A LARGER SHARE OF THE COMPACT BALL VALVE INDUSTRY WITH ACQUISITION OF TECHNICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (TCS)

Houma, Louisiana – Cortec Manifold Systems (CMS) purchased Technical Control Systems (TCS), an Array Holdings division, previously located in Oklahoma City, OK on January 14, 2009. CMS took on the TCS entire line of products, including compact ball valves, check valves, sub-sea ball valves and drilling diverted valves.

CMS currently manufactures and distributes manifold valves designed for high-pressure fluid control applications, providing users with a space-saving and lightweight design when compared to traditional ANSI and API class valves. CMS also has a variety of piping and flow line accessories available that include almost any connection type in a full range of sizes, pressure classes and materials to suit any service application.

"The acquisition of TCS will allow us to add new lines to our product line-up and better serve our existing and new customers," said Larry Chauvin, CMS President. "It allows us to respond and adapt to the needs of the changing oil and gas industry."

Technical Control Systems (TCS) has been at the forefront in the offshore compact manifold valve technology and service industry. The addition of TCS to the CORTEC family will allow CMS, through its compact trunnion ball valves, check valves, poppet diverter valves and sub-sea valves, to continue to deliver the industry the best in technology, experience and service.

CORTEC is a design, manufacturing, sales and service organization specializing in valve applications intended for high pressure, high temperature or other critical service applications for both onshore and offshore installations. Based in Houma, the CORTEC family includes Cortec Fluid Control, Cortec Manifold Systems (CMS) and Technical Control Systems (TCS). With offices in Houma and Lafayette, we are ideally located to provide our specialized equipment and services to the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas industry.

CORTEC has over 75, 000 square feet of working space with in-house machining, welding, painting, testing and technical sales staff, but also works with representative companies and distributors to service our customers. CORTEC maintains a policy of encouraging direct customer contact and sees this relationship as a means of providing enhanced technical and commercial support without costly delays.

CORTEC is API 6A licensed. The CORTEC products meet or exceed the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute Specification 6A. Additionally, our quality program is registered to the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard.

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