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Vol. 13, No. 6 Week of February 10, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: Customer-focused, solutions-driven branding sets M-I SWACO apart

Global petroleum industry relies on M-I SWACO for comprehensive production fluids and associated engineering and environmental services

Paula Easley

Q. When was the company founded, who founded it and what was its original name? A. M-I SWACO was conceived in 1939 when Harry Brown and Williard Johnson sought new barite reserves in Magnet Cover, Ark., for use as a drilling fluid weighting agent. In 1940, they formed the Magnet Cove Barium Corp.,....


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