Cameron engineers, designs, and manufactures flow and pressure control technologies for customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. A global organization provides support and delivers services using these leading technologies.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Oil, Gas & Refineries
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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In 1922, Jim Abercrombie and Harry Cameron designed the world’s first blowout preventer (BOP) in the dust of the floor of their shop in Houston, Texas. The new invention revolutionized the fledgling drilling industry. Soon, BOPs manufactured by Cameron were being used throughout Texas and far away as Mexico and Venezuela.
In 1927, Abercrombie and Cameron went on to develop a BOP with rams that could be closed with steam or water pressure. And the firsts just kept coming. Cameron Iron Works later introduced BOPs with larger bore sizes and higher pressure ratings. In 1962, Cameron became the first company capable of designing and delivering a complete underwater drilling system. And in 1988, Cameron set a record for the delivery of sophisticated subsea BOP stack systems and electro-hydraulic multiplex (EH MUX) drilling controls systems.
In the same way Cameron's technology led the drilling industry, the company also became prominent in the land and subsea production arena. Cameron designed and delivered surface wellheads and Christmas trees, and in the early 1960s, pioneered subsea production.
As the subsea market developed, Cameron was once again at the forefront of innovation. It developed the first 15K production system, the first EH MUX control system, and the first all-electric production system. In 1993, Cameron introduced the SpoolTree horizontal production system—an innovation that has been adopted as the industry standard for horizontal subsea production.
During its history, Cameron has acquired and integrated many oilfield pioneers into its business, including W-K-M, Thornhill Craver, McEvoy, Demco, Ingram Cactus Corporation, NATCO, LeTourneau Technologies’ Drilling Systems and Offshore Production divisions, TTS Energy Division's drilling equipment business, Douglas Chero Spa, and others. These acquisitions have extended the scope of Cameron offerings to incorporate valves for upstream, midstream, and downstream applications; treatment and disposal systems for gas, oil, produced water, seawater, and solids; and state-of-the art measurement systems for a variety of industries.
Today, Cameron is part of Schlumberger Limited, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of 'pore-to-pipeline' products and services to the global oil and gas industry. The company that began with a rough sketch on a dirt floor now leads the way in surface, drilling, processing, and flow control technologies, ushering a new era of oilfield innovation.
Cameron follows the comprehensive Schlumberger Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) policy. With a multicultural, worldwide philosophy that puts HSE first and foremost in the minds of our employees, our HSE vision is simple: No One Gets Hurt; Nothing Gets Harmed.
Our worldwide commitment to health, safety, and the environment runs deep. Protecting our world and workplace simply is a matter of respect, and a value shared among those who wear the Cameron name. We understand the culture of safety and environmental responsibility must be built upon a very real foundation – one of communication, high expectations, accountability, achievement, and continuous challenge for improvement. Cameron provides employees with the processes, facilities, standards, training, discipline, and work culture designed to ensure:
- A safe work environment for our employees and the communities in which we operate
- Safe products for our customers
- Environmental protection through responsible resource and waste management
- Protection of stakeholder assets
Cameron strongly promotes a healthy workforce. Across the global Cameron network, programs are implemented to encourage health consciousness and wellness. Some of these include regular health awareness presentations, immunization programs, worksite wellness challenges, medical incentives, fitness facilities, health screenings, and after-hours sporting and recreational events.
Acting with integrity, regardless of challenge or consequence, is how Cameron does business. We consistently comply with high ethical standards and strive to achieve operational excellence beyond our peers. Our Code of Conduct contains the ethical principles by which we conduct business – the Cameron Way.
In our charge of corporate, professional, and personal responsibility, compliance takes on many forms. The cornerstones of our efforts are Cameron’s Code of Conduct, Cameron’s Core Values, and Cameron’s Ethics Help Line for reporting concerns.
Our Code of Conduct reminds us that maintaining high ethical standards requires teamwork. When we work together, we can solve any issue or concerns. Communication and disclosure are central to our culture of integrity. Cameron takes pride in “Doing What’s Right. Together,” an integral part of following the Cameron Way.
Sustainability represents our values in action. Sustainability is today’s embodiment of the Cameron Way, putting into action our core values of integrity, responsibility, innovation, excellence, and collaboration, along with an underlying emphasis on safety. At Cameron, we believe that that sustainability is integral to our commitment to operational excellence worldwide. We see sustainability not just as a nice thing to do, but as the right way of doing business.
Because we care about our employees, customers, shareholders, and the communities in which we live and work, Cameron is committed to strategic giving and employee involvement. Volunteerism is a big part of our corporate culture, and the spirit and generosity of our employees make it happen. Wherever we are around the globe, Cameron employees can be found donating time and expertise to help people and organizations in need.
At Cameron, we give every team member the ability to achieve more growth, more success, more reward and gratification. The world relies upon our expertise, so we want every team member to achieve a level of accomplishment that goes beyond what they thought possible. That means ensuring that each employee develops the skills and expertise to meet our industry’s biggest challenges.
The quality of our company is inextricably linked to the quality of our people. The caliber and diversity of Cameron's employees is key to the great sense of confidence and pride we have in our organization. We have a tradition of setting high standards for ourselves, and we actively recruit new employees who will do the same.