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Oilman Group

20th Anniversary thanksgiving 


In the vast business world, demand is possibly everything. Only those who are able to discover the demand firstly and take immediate action can create new opportunities and lead the business.   


Oilman Group was established by Mr. Yunting (James) Zhou at end of 1999 with the primary mission to provide both professional international marketing services to Chinese manufacturers who were looking for international business opportunities, and sourcing services to the foreign customers who were going to source China-made products or had plans to outsource from China. This was a period in which China-made products were at the forefront to thrive in international markets.   


Special thanks to Mr. Nigel Brassington, founder, owner, and President of Mud King products Inc, for his trust by placing my first order in Oilman Group records. This first order was small (only for 54 pieces tong dies) but opened the door for China-made tubular handling tools to the USA market and built up solid confidence.  


From 2005-2010, it was a fast growth period during which Mr. George Li, Mr. Andy Zhao, Mr. Tom Zhang, Mr. Andrew Gui, Mr. Frank Fan, Mr. William Xu, Miss Lily Zhang, and Mr. Roy Zhang joined Oilman. It’s my great honor to have a chance to work with so many ambitious and kind people, and their great contribution to the Oilman Group will be remembered and appreciated forever.   


2007 was a special year for Oilman Group, Mr. Michael Simpson and Mr. Peter McCallum joined Oilman as a partner in the newly established venture at Jebel Ali Free Zone of Dubai, Oilman International FZE, under Mr. Michael Simpson’s leadership, plus Mr. Peter McCallum’s strong expertise in rigs. National Drilling Company of Abu Dhabi awarded Oilman and Baoji Oilfield Machinery Co., Ltd (BOMCO) a contract to engineer, construct and deliver a 7+3+1 Desert Fast Moving rig, and this project provided BOMCO a chance to became the biggest rig provider to NDC of ADNOC from 2010 till now. I really appreciated what Mr. Michael Simpson and Mr. Peter McCallum contributed to Oilman Group's growth, their dedication and professionalism influenced the whole Oilman team and had an impact on their attitude towards the working environment and their career as well.  


My utmost respect goes to all the manufacturers who gave oilman Group the chance to represent them in International markets, Oilman Group could not have been where it is today without their unending support and trust. I offer my heartfelt gratitude to Madam Cao Caihong, Chairman & General of Jiangsu Rutong Petro-Machinery Co., Ltd, Mr. Liu Xuegao, Chairman & General Manager of Jiangsu Sanyi Petroleum Machinery Co., Ltd. They are the sort of people that I personally learn the most from at every meeting, they are not only my business partners and associates but also my mentors in all my aspirations in general.


2018 was different. Mr. George Li and Mr. Andy Zhao accepted my invitation to be partners of Kingrig & Oilman DMCC at Dubai, I'm grateful again for their trust, and I really appreciated their dedication, contribution, and professionalism. May God bless all of them and their loved ones.   


Oilman evolvement down the years - 1999 started from Shanghai, 2007 opened branch at Dubai, 2013 office at Houston, 2018 J.V in Dubai.  All praise to God for giving me the strength to keep going ahead despite all challenges.   

Professional value-added sourcing and procuring services have always been playing a critical role when it comes to buying products. Only professionals know where to buy and how to buy.   

Yunting (James) Zhou.

Founder @ Oilman Group