WICHITA — Some new energy is coming to the Domestic Design Building in the Douglas Design District.
The new 3D-XEnergy, an oil and gas exploration company, is taking 2,578 square feet in the 1915 building at 1425 E. Douglas.
"They're doing a lot of renovation, and a lot of kind of creative companies are in it now," says partner Andy Kemmer.
Kemmer had been involved with another company, Vanguard Petroleum, before forming this LLC in March.
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Geologist Monica Williams is a colleague in 3D-XEnergy.
The unusual name is a reference to the firm's use of three-dimensional seismic technology in exploration.
Craig Ablah of Classic Real Estate and Marty Gilchrist and Randy Johnston of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal for the space.
Brent Dorrah of neighboring ACI Design Studio is redesigning the space, which should be ready by early September at the latest.
Kemmer says he's been in the oil business for more than 35 years.
"We all tend to put partnerships together with other oil guys," he says.
Kemmer says he likes the idea of being with creative companies in the building, such as ACI, Greteman Group and the Workroom. He calls it a "comfortable" surrounding.
"It's good people."