CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - EVOLUTION WELL SERVICES demonstrated their new hybrid powered fracturing technology on February 5, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Various industry professionals witnessed the first demonstration of a mobile natural gas solution that results in lower emissions, operating costs in terms of fuel savings, reduced eco footprint and increased efficiencies.
This new technology allows for the use of electrical power to deliver fracturing fluids to the wellbore during fracturing operations. This innovative solution eliminates the use of conventional diesel engines, transmissions along with their associated emissions, eco-footprint, maintenance issues and manpower.
Evolution Well Services is an oilfield technology company that provides mobile, modular, electric-powered high pressure pumping systems for use in hydraulic fracturing in shale oil & gas fields.
Evolution Well Services recently teamed with GE (NYSE: GE) to use their mobile TM 2500+ gas turbine unit to generate on-site power. The turbine provides fast, high power that is efficient without the traditional emissions associated with existing applications.
Emissions are estimated to be two-thirds less than conventional fracturing methods. This new technology needs 75 percent less manpower to operate and only produces a total of 88 decibels of sound compared to 105-108 decibels of each diesel systems.
During the launch event for industry professionals and media, Eldon Schelske, President says, "going forward there will be two huge concerns in the industry; not having enough qualified people running this equipment for us, and doing damage to the environment. We hope we've addressed environmental concerns with our solution".
About Evolution Well Services
Evolution Well Services is an oilfield technology company that provides the industry with state-of-the-art mobile, modular, electrically powered systems for use in hydraulic fracturing.
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SOURCE: Evolution Well Services