Mission & Vision

A part of the drag reducer industry since the beginning, the core team at Optum Energy Solutions, a drag reducer supplier, traces its involvement with DRA back to the first commercial use of the technology for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, running from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska.

With decades of combined experience on our leadership team and the addition of top technical professionals, Optum Energy Solutions has built a company with a modern and improved approach to DRA manufacturing technology and its application. The company was funded by industry entrepreneurs with large investment capital who, during the surging oil production in the U.S. in 2011 through 2014, were urged to investigate the possibilities of starting a new company to help meet the needs for DRA.  At the time, it was clear that another source was needed.

What their due diligence further revealed was the many aspects of supplying DRA that needed improvement. Understanding the traditional pain points of both pipeline drag reducer applications and the customer’s operational needs gave Optum the differentiation needed to emerge as a competitive drag reducer manufacturer.  That differentiation is our ability to deliver on the intangibles that ultimately provide the best possible value to customers - beyond providing superior field performance.  These circumstances gave rise to our mission statement and ultimate vision.

Our Mission is “To consistently deliver innovative solutions to our partners in the global pipeline industry.”


Optum provides superior, cost-effective drag reducer technology and services to the global pipeline industry with enhanced service, consistency and innovation. We do this with proven, experienced leadership; a collaborative environment nurturing uniquely creative solutions; an unwavering commitment to reliability and performance; and leading-edge products and technology. We support innovation in all our efforts to provide efficient solutions, best-in-class customer service and optimized results that prove our value on each and every job.


Core Values

Our core values are an integral part of our company culture and they serve as our guidebook to ensure we are providing exceptional customer service, superior DRA solutions and acting as a leader in innovation, safety, quality and stewardship.

Optum Core Values


Optum is equipped to meet the needs of the growing number of pipelines in the liquid rich basins across the United States.

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Optum Energy Solutions is headquartered in Houston's energy hub.

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