FMC Technologies

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FMC Technologies Inc.
Public company
IndustryOil and Gas Equipment, Services
FateMerged with Technip and became TechnipFMC
PredecessorFood Machinery Corporation
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, USA
Key people
Thierry Pilenko Executive Chairman
Douglas Pferdehirt CEO
ProductsSubsea production and processing systems
Surface wellhead systems
Fluid control equipment
Measurement solutions
Marine loading systems
Number of employees
17,400 (December 2015)

FMC Technologies, Inc. was a North American company that produced equipment for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. FMC Technologies was incorporated in 2000 when FMC Corporation divested its machinery businesses. It exists today as a part of TechnipFMC, after a merge with Technip in 2017.


FMC Commander Aircraft cargo loader
A FMC Technologies' Tempest deicing unit on an airport tarmac.

FMC Technologies was a provider of systems and solutions to the oil and gas industry. The company was divided into three business areas: Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructures. FMC Technologies designed, manufactured and serviced systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure pumps and fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems.

FMC Technologies originally existed for decades as a division of Food Machinery Corporation, or FMC. The division's transition into a distinct business entity began in 2000, when FMC announced plans to restructure itself into two separate, publicly traded companies - a machinery business (FMC Technologies) and a chemicals business (FMC Corporation). FMC Technologies, Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 14, 2001.[1] In 2008, FMC Technologies spun off its FoodTech and Airport businesses into a new, independent, publicly-traded company called JBT Corporation.[2] In 2009, the company acquired Multi Phase Meters (MPM), a Norwegian technology company that provides advanced instrumentation for the oil industry.

In 2014, FMC Technologies divested it's Material Handling Products business to Syntron Material Handling, LLC, an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.[3]

Globally, FMC Technologies had approximately 17,400 employees by 2015, consisting of approximately 5,700 in the United States and 11,700 in non-U.S. locations.[4] The company had a total of 30 locations in 16 countries, including the United States, Norway, Brazil, Scotland, Singapore, Australia, Angola and Nigeria. Its headquarters were located in northern Houston, Texas.[5] In Norway there were about 3800 employees, working at locations in Kongsberg, Asker, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansund, Floro and Notodden. On October 1, 2012, the company acquired Pure Energy Services.[6] In the same year, FMC Technologies was named by Fortune (magazine) as the World's Most Admired Oil and Gas Equipment, Service Company.[7]

On May 19, 2016, it was announced that FMC Technologies would team up with French Technip to create a new company called TechnipFMC. After the approval of regulatory authorities, TechnipFMC began operating as a unified company in Jan 17, 2017. The all-share deal resulted in a company with a market value of about $13 billion.[8]


Douglas Pferdehirt was Chairman and CEO of FMC Technologies, Inc.[9]


  1. ^ " > About FMC > Corporate Overview > FMC History > 1995 - A new millennium". Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  2. ^ "History of FMC Technologies (Services Technology Company)". Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  3. ^ "Syntron Company History Timeline" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  4. ^ "FMC TECHNOLOGIES INC FORM 10-K (Annual Report)" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Contact Us". Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  6. ^ "Pure Energy Services acquired by Houston firm - Denver Business Journal". 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Oil and Gas Equipment, Services - Most Admired Companies - FORTUNE". fortune. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  8. ^ Williams, Selina; Landauro, Inti (2016-05-19). "FMC-Technip Merger to Create $13 Billion Oil-Services Firm". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  9. ^ "Douglas Pferdehirt - President and Chief Executive Officer". Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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