December 3, 2018 2:15 PM, EST

Bison Oilfield Services Acquires S&S Star Water Solutions

Bison Oilfield Services, an Oklahoma-based energy services company, has announced the closure of its acquisition of S&S Star Water Solutions, a water infrastructure business. The acquisition establishes Bison as Oklahoma’s only fully-integrated water midstream company with assets in every major basin across the state, according to a Nov. 29 press release. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“The recent downturn has presented many challenges for our industry, but as other service companies downsized, restructured or relocated assets to Texas, Bison went all-in on Oklahoma,” North Whipple, Bison’s CEO, said in the release. “Since then, Bison and its affiliates have grown into the state’s largest privately held energy services company.”

Bison employs more than 1,500 people, operates 17 yards and maintains 25 commercial disposal facilities, according to the release.

The company anticipates all S&S employees will remain post-acquisition closure, including Ryan Surroz, president of S&S, who will become president of Bison’s water infrastructure division.

According to data provided to the Department of Transportation, Bison’s fleet consists of 450 tractors and 350 trailers.