Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2002

                           UNIVERSAL COMPRESSION, INC.
           (Exact names of registrants as specified in their charters)

     DELAWARE                        001-15843                    13-3989167
      TEXAS                          333-48279                    74-1282680
 States or other                 (Commission File               (IRS Employer
jurisdictions of                     Numbers)                   Identification
 incorporation)                                                      Nos.)

                 4440 BRITTMOORE ROAD, HOUSTON, TEXAS     77041
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (713) 335-7000
              (Registrants' telephone number, including area code)

Item 5. Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

BRL Universal Equipment 2001 A, L.P. and BRL Universal Equipment Corp. (which we
collectively refer to as the "issuers") issued $100,000,000 aggregate principal
amount of the issuers' additional 8 7/8% senior secured notes due 2008 (which we
refer to as the "old additional notes"). The old additional notes were sold in a
private placement transaction pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the
Securities Act of 1933. The issuers used the proceeds from the sale of the old
additional notes to purchase additional domestic gas compression equipment in
October 2001 from Universal Compression, Inc., and leased the equipment back to
it under our existing operating lease facility. On November 30, 2001, the
issuers, Universal Compression Holdings, Inc. and Universal Compression, Inc.
filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-74342) with respect to
the registration of $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the issuers' new
additional 8 7/8% senior secured notes due 2008 (which we refer to as the "new
additional notes") and Universal's related lease and guarantee obligations. The
registration statement, as amended, was declared effective by the Securities and
Exchange Commission on December 31, 2001, and is incorporated herein by
reference. The old additional notes were, and the new additional notes will be,
issued under an indenture dated February 9, 2001, as amended, pursuant to which
the issuers previously issued $350,000,000 of the 8 7/8% senior secured notes
due 2008. The old additional notes increased the notes currently outstanding
under the indenture to an aggregate principal amount of $450,000,000. The new
additional notes will be offered in exchange for up to all of the issuers' old
additional notes. The terms of the new additional notes are substantially
identical to the old additional notes except that the new additional notes are
freely transferable under the Securities Act and do not have any exchange or
registration rights. The issuers will accept for exchange all outstanding old
additional notes that are validly tendered and not withdrawn. Unless extended,
the exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time on February 19,

        This current report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the new
additional notes in any states in which such offer, solicitation or sale would
be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
any such state.

Universal's outlook and all other statements in this current report on Form 8-K
other than historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside our
control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such
statements. While we believe the assumptions concerning future events are
reasonable, we caution that there are inherent difficulties in predicting
certain important factors that could impact the future performance or results of
our business. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are
consummation of the exchange offer for the new additional notes, integration of
our acquisitions and the demand for our products and services. These and other
risk factors are discussed in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which are available to the public. We expressly disclaim
any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  UNIVERSAL COMPRESSION HOLDINGS, INC.
                                  UNIVERSAL COMPRESSION, INC.

Date: January 8, 2002             By:  /s/ RICHARD W. FITZGERALD
                                       Richard W. FitzGerald
                                       Senior Vice President and
                                          Chief Financial Officer