In 1985 Petro Controls B.V. was originally formed as a joint venture with Petrotech, Inc. Belle Chasse, La., USA and was known as Petrotech Europa B.V. The charter of Petrotech Europa was to design and manufacture Wellhead Safety Control Systems for the European area, specifically for the North Sea.
All technical expertise was shared between the two entities so that Petrotech, Inc. could utilize the Petrotech Europa B.V. facilities for excess manufacturing requirements for equipment destined for countries outside of Europe.
In 1997 the Petrotech, Inc. interest was sold to the 50% share holder of Petrotech Europa B.V. and the company was renamed Petro Controls Europe B.V. . During the years since 1997, the close relationship between the two companies continued such that Petro Controls was appointed European agent for the Turbo Machinery Controls.
Since 1997 Petro Controls Europe B.V. has broaden its horizon and now markets Safety Control Systems throughout the world. Several innovations have been made to the wellhead safety systems, like the monoblock well modules, the SCCS standalone safety system, and LPO system.
In 2003 Petro Controls supplied the first safety system working on Bio Degradable Oil made by Panolin Switzerland, and also supplied the first safety ATEX certified safety system PLC operated (SIL 3 level for the package was also accomplished).
For an indication of the capabilities of Petro Controls, please refer to the reference list of major control systems for oil & gas production service.