Argonaut Private Equity, a Tulsa, Okla.-based private equity fund, announced the acquisition of the assets of Pioneer Well Services, a subsidiary of Pioneer Natural Resources.

Located in the heart of the Permian Basin, the operation is now doing business as American Well Services and provides well service rigs for workover or completions operations and wellsite support services including, fluid transfer, hot oiling, frac tank rental and wellsite construction. American Well Services announced the retention of substantially all employees related to the operations, and an extensive amount of assets including a fleet of rigs, water hauling trucks, frac tanks, hot oil units, fishing packages and heavy machinery for construction services.

“The acquisition of the Pioneer Well Services assets allows us to partner with one of the premier operators in the Permian Basin in Pioneer Natural Resources, while leveraging our experience in the oil and gas industry and an unlevered balance sheet for American Well Services to continue its track record of providing first-class service and safety,” said Steve Mitchell, Argonaut CEO.

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