NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing, wireline, nitrogen, coiled tubing, and cementing services with assets in the United States and Canada. Subsidiaries include O-Tex Pumping and Casedhole Solutions. Operations are organized into three business units: Completion Services, Well Construction & Intervention Services (WC&I), and Power Solutions. Ordinary shares are listed on the NYSE (NEX) exchange.
Keane was founded in 1973 in Pennsylvania, and C&J Energy Services was founded in 1997 in Texas by Josh Comstock. Trican Well Service acquired Liberty Pressure Pumping in 2007 and a private stimulation services company in Oklahoma in 2011 while C&J acquired Total Equipment & Service. C&J acquired Casedhole in 2012, and Keane acquired the wireline assets of Calmena Energy Services as well as Ultra Tech Frac Services in 2013. C&J acquired Mobile Data Technologies (MDT) was acquired in 2013, and Tiger Wireline was acquired in 2014.
In 2015, C&J merged with the completion and production services division of Nabors including KVS Transportation as well as acquiring ESP Completion Technologies. Keane acquired the majority of Trican's U.S. assets in 2016. Keane acquired RockPile Energy Services in 2017 which expanded pumping capacity in the Permian and Bakken and completed a public offering later that year. C&J acquired O-Tex in 2017. The hydraulic fracturing assets of Refinery Specialties (RSI) were acquired by Keane acquired in 2018. Keane merged with C&J in 2019 to form NexTier.