Our Heritage

We have a long history of quality. We have a distinct vision of excellence.

UniversalPegasus International (UPI) was acquired by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in June 2014. HII has over 125 years of rich history in the ship building industry. HII management sees this strategic acquisition as an opportunity to create further value for HII stakeholders while entering the oil and gas market with a reputable and established company.

UPI was formed in February 2008 when the resources and talent of two highly regarded, Houston-based engineering and project services companies (Universal Ensco and Pegasus International) were combined. The objective was to build a unique, world-class company that provides its clients with a broad range of engineering and project management services focused on the gathering, transmission and processing of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon-based products for both onshore and offshore. The alignment of leadership, operations and clientele has poised UPI as a global leader in the energy services industry.

In addition, UPI brought on Integrated Pipeline Projects Canada, Ltd (IPPCL) to expand the international presence. The Calgary-based leadership team consists of long time ‘pipeliners’ who possess very broad experience in the engineering, construction and field management aspects of long distance and large diameter pipeline projects. IPPCL’s solid reputation is a result of experienced personnel consistently delivering quality, service and integrity.

UPI has earned the trust of the world’s largest oil, gas and power clients as a leader in engineering, project management and construction management for the energy industry. Built on a 55-year heritage of providing quality, safety, innovation and client services, UPI delivers unmatched expertise and value to client projects around the globe. The firm is headquartered in Houston, TX with offices in major energy sectors around the world.

A Look Back to Where We Began

Founded in 1961, Universal Ensco grew into the largest pipeline-engineering firm in the Western Hemisphere with a reputation for technology innovation and exceptional client service. Pegasus International, formed in 1981, quickly became one of the world’s foremost offshore engineering and project management firms, known for its technical expertise when solving engineering problems in some of the world’s most challenging conditions.

Through the combined resources, clients rely on UPI to execute with excellence around the globe.