Our History

Azota Ltd. began operations in October, 2006 as an EPC contractor specializing in natural gas processing and natural gas treating, however the personnel of Azota have a long and successful history in the gas processing industry. The principals; Pierre Lugosch, Bron Ward, and Ken Reddick; began their gas processing careers with Chapman Engineers. In 1988 they left Chapman to form Schedule A, Ltd. Over the next ten years, Schedule A completed over thirty five (35) major gas processing and gas treating projects and several hundred smaller jobs. The vast majority of these projects were executed for prior customers.

The large amount of repeat business at Schedule A demonstrated a high degree of customer satisfaction with the company’s performance. During 1997 and 1998 Schedule A built over 35% of the new gas processing capacity constructed in the United States. In December, 1998 the principals of Schedule A merged the company with Howe-Baker Engineers of Tyler, Texas to form Howe-Baker L.P. with the principals of the former Schedule A heading up the Houston office which was the center of gas processing/gas treating expertise for the combined company.

In December, 2000 Howe-Baker was acquired by CB&I, formerly known as Chicago Bridge & Iron. By 2003 the principals of Azota were bought out by CB&I Howe-Baker but were prevented from competing in the gas processing business by a non-compete clause in their employment agreements with Howe-Baker L.P. This non-compete clause expired in October, 2006. Shortly thereafter Azota Ltd. began business as a new, but very experienced, EPC contractor to the gas processing industry.

Azota Ltd. was chartered as a Texas Limited Partnership in 1997 by the principals of Schedule A to own and operate a small gas processing plant in north Texas. The gas field for the facility was depleted by 2001 and Azota Ltd. became inactive. Upon completion of their non-compete agreement with Howe-Baker L.P., the former principals of Schedule A reactivated Azota Ltd. in late 2006 to begin pursuing EPC contracting specializing in natural gas processing and natural gas treating similar to their previous business at Schedule A.

Azota's services include detailed design, procurement, construction, retrofit services, conceptual design, and training.