Specialty Industry Supplier of the Year, Southwest 2013
Awarded to: VZ Environmental
Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments
“Water supplies need to be protected during drilling and fracturing processes. VZ Environmental has created systems that will protect surface water resources from unavoidable drips and spills.”
“Designing products and solutions so the industry can be better stewards of the environment. Hats of to Carol Van Zandt Jones from an idea and some borrowed equipment to more than 100 employees in 3 years.”
VZ Environmental – Corporate Overview
Carol Van Zandt Jones was challenged by a customer to find a simple method to contain liquid spills in the oil and gas industry. Carol partnered with equipment supplier Mark Matson to design a drive-over foam bermed containment membrane to capture and dispose of drips and spills on oil and gas sites.
The containment mat, patented as VMatz™, not only met the customer’s needs, it became the first unique product supplied by VZ Environmental. Jones started the business out of her home with two employees and a goal to help oil and gas operators minimize their impact on the environment.
Currently, VZ Environmental has over 100 employees, a fleet of 70-plus vehicles, and service [units] that have assembled VMatz™ components on 100’s of well sites in three states.
Responding to another customer’s request to create a custom-designed filter to trap silica dust particles on frac sites, VZ Environmental altered a cement industry “dust sock” to create VSoxz™.
VZ Environmental is now known as a leader in the drip and spill containment industry. Through the use of Vmatz™ and VSoxz™, VZ is accomplishing their goal to environmentally protect surface water and reduce the hazards of silica dust on oil field locations.
Southwest 2013 Winners
- Bulk Trucking Company of the Year - Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
- Construction Company of the Year - Hammer Construction
- Consultancy of the Year - P2 Energy Solutions
- Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year - Honeywell
- Drilling Company of the Year - Precision Drilling Corporation
- Environmental Initiative of the Year - Select Energy Services
- Future Industry Leader - Ryan Boschetti - Hunt Oil Company
- General Industry Service Award - Geoforce
- Health & Safety Initiative of the Year - Dresser-Rand
- Heavy Haul Trucking Company of the Year - Lake Truck Lines
- Industry Supplier of the Year - Supreme Services
- Manufacturer of the Year - National Oilwell Varco
- Midstream Company of the Year - Crosstex Energy, LP
- Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year < $1bn - Harbinger Group, Inc.
- Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year > $1bn - Energy Transfer Partners
- Recruitment Agency of the Year - Swift Worldwide Resources
- Risk Management Provider of the Year - Lockton Marine & Energy of the Lockton Companies, LLC
- Specialty Industry Supplier of the Year - VZ Environmental
- Water Management Company of the Year - TETRA® Technologies, Inc.
- Well Completion Company of the Year - NCS Energy Services, LLC