TPE is founded on the principle that the future is on-demand. The men and women of the pipeline industry deserve the ability to get the equipment they need, when they need it! At TPE, our equipment is built to strict standards, with the field in mind. Quality Equipment ASAP!
As President, Co-Founder and CTO, Doug provides the innovation and engineering expertise that allows TPE to remain the industry leader!
As a field superintendent for a large ILI and cleaning services contractor, Doug Sahm was constantly in need of equipment in the field. Often arriving on site to find ill-suited or even dangerous equipment setups, he routinely received quotes from his top fabrication contact, Brad Sando. Numerous requests for a 24"x 30" 600# launcher or a 54" x 20' separator within a 4-day delivery time-frame, compelled Brad to set up a meeting with Doug.
"Let's sit down and figure out what we need to build, so that it can be ready before you call next time.”
At that sit-down lunch in a local Tulsa diner, the concept behind TPE Midstream was born.
"We will build a high-quality version of every size launcher and receiver so that anyone who needs to run pigs can call us for equipment!"
"We will offer mainline valves in every size for those lines with leaky or missing valves!"
"We will build separators and filters that are field-ready and easy to use!"
Soon after, Doug left his employer and began to design the equipment. Brad and Doug realized that the greatest challenge would be finding the financial backing required to build the equipment. After speaking to a handful of close contacts, one of the original investing partners (who knew a thing or two about building equipment, oilfield solutions, and running a great company) said that he could help pull it together. Several months of meetings and negotiations later, TPE Midstream was launched! Since then, we have continued to add inventory, expand geographically, and offer more creative equipment solutions to the industry. We have operated through $140/Bbl oil and $26/Bbl oil. We send equipment from coast to coast and anywhere in between. Along the way, we've learned many lessons, but the most important is that the future is going to be on-demand. TPE is here to be the pipeline industry's on-demand equipment solution.
From 2014 through 2017, the equipment rental business continued to grow. After several successful moves to larger and larger facilities, TPE Midstream settled in early 2018 at 7290 New Sapulpa Rd. in Tulsa, OK. Here, TPE put all product lines under one roof and continues to operate this comprehensive rental center.