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Baker Hughes hosted a grand opening Feb. 20 for its new, world-class artificial lift research, development and testing facility in Claremore. The facility will handle work related to advancing the application of artificial lift systems in technically challenging markets, including deep water, unconventional oil resource plays and heavy oil. The new Claremore facility represents an investment of $60 million.
"Oklahoma has always been supportive of the critical oil and gas research, development and manufacturing work that is required for the industry," said Martin Craighead, Baker Hughes chairman and CEO. "We look forward to a strong, ongoing partnership with Claremore and the state of Oklahoma."
Baker Hughes' new facility complements four existing Claremore facilities. Across the state, the company has more than 15 facilities, including Broken Arrow and Sand Springs.