Delta Perform sees growth in first year in Midland

Having gained a foothold in the Permian Basin oil fields with its cloud-based software, Delta Perform is looking to expand its footprint.

Since moving the company from El Paso to Midland early this year, Travis Laman, president and founder, said his company has been experiencing growth and he has been hiring, including locally.

“We have the product on the ground and in the field. I’ve contracted with business development professionals in Dallas and Houston, and I’m looking in Midland,” he said.

Laman’s software tool helps clients create step-by-step tasks and sub-tasks that result in detailed procedures, to be executed on timelines, that can be shared with engineers and drill-site managers who can access tools and assignments, real-time updates and safety and information alerts on their smartphones.

The system helps eliminate fiscal waste by allowing site managers to place work orders with pre-approved vendors and suppliers and track their responses. Those orders and responses are kept in a database that allows for supply chain accountability and transparency.

Laman plans to launch early next year oil and gas industry software, Delta Engineering, and also will be hiring to support that new program.

It would be nice to see Midland become known as the Silicon Valley of West Texas, he said.

“The neat thing about Delta Perform is you don’t need to have 35 years in the oil and gas industry to understand what it’s doing. We take it down to the basics. We’re one of the few groups in the industry that can bring on inexperienced people because we’re a new leg of the industry.”

Laman said he will be creating jobs with potential, “good-paying jobs” that are relatively immune to the whims of crude prices.

“We won’t really be affected because our clients — Chevron for example — once they’re on the platform, they’re on the platform. Once a company like Chevron puts the platform in place, they don’t just run it for a year or two.”

“As we fill these roles, we’ll be leaning heavily on Midland,” he said.

And as the company grows beyond that initial core group, Laman said he can see Delta Perform venturing into construction, even aerospace.

“We can be a part of expanding Midland’s code of people and building new support industries,” Laman said.

The company is already beginning a big push into health care through process management, he said.

His goal is to work with local and state governments to give “them a platform to ensure tax dollars are spent properly and ensure vendors are following the right processes and managing their time properly.”

“We’re taking the backhanded business out of business — buying jobs, buying work — and putting into a legitimate, fair business market, wherein if you want to do business with a company, all vendors are on an equal playing field,” Laman said.

But working for the federal government is what Laman calls “the end of my dream. That would affect my kids’ and grandkids’ future.”

“And, as we do all this, we’ll stay in Midland,” he said.

SOURCE Midland Reporter-Telegram MRT.com


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