TX Newpark Resources Buys Pittsburgh Well Services Group for $75M

Texas-based Newpark Resources, a drilling fluids and specialty services company for the oil and gas industry, announced yesterday it is buying Well Service Group located in Robinson Township, near Pittsburgh, for $75 million. Well Service Group, a containment and well site service company, was founded in 2012 and has sold and serviced equipment for Newpark from the beginning. So it seems like a natural marriage. It is one company (Newpark) buying out one of its best distributors (Well Service Group). No word on potential layoffs due to the buyout, but we doubt there will be any. This is a relatively small deal as deals go in the oil patch…

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