Kodiak is the largest privately owned contract compression company in the US. The company currently operates in the Permian, Eagle Ford and Scoop/Stack basins with over 2.8 million in revenue generating horsepower.

Kodiak’s business model is built on compression and service contracts with fixed monthly fees and no volume-dependent components, bringing predictable and recurring revenues.

Kodiak’s mission is to provide best in class contract compression services to the upstream and midstream segments of the oil and gas market. Backed by an industry leading 98% mechanical availability guarantee, Kodiak’s 24/7 access to technical and mechanical support has helped the company create a unique and unparalleled offering, leading to strong, long-term relationships.

Kodiak was founded in Houston in 2011 with multi-decade operational experience in gas compression and has grown rapidly to ~2,800,000 horsepower today. Leveraging its scale, experience and leading data analytics, Kodiak has become the preferred partner for the industry’s top operators.

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Market trends and drivers

US crude oil production has doubled since 2008 and continues to rapidly increase, driven by advances in unconventional drilling and extraction methods. Compression, serving as critical infrastructure at every juncture in the oil and gas value chain, is poised to directly benefit from continued technological innovation and demand and supply expansion.

Specifically, the market trend is moving towards the centralization of compression providing for increased duration of use and stickiness for large compressors as more wells can be tied back to a centralized site. Nearly 80% of Kodiak’s fleet is comprised of high margin, large compression.

Investment Potential

Kodiak’s differentiated service offering and strong commitment to customers has helped the company build a proven model for growth and profitability. The goal of this partnership is to continue to help the company expand with existing and new customers, further strengthen its technology platform and enhance Kodiak’s service offering. Value creation levers include investment in operational digitization and scalability, sale leaseback acquisition opportunities and further improvement in operational efficiencies and unit densification.  

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Board of Directors

Alex Darden Board member
Nirav Shah Board member
Randall Hogan Chairperson
Peggy Montana Board member
Terry Bonno Board member
David Marrs Board member


Mickey McKee CEO
Ewan Hamilton CFO