Evolution Well Services on Jan. 20 said it has been awarded a 24-month agreement to provide dedicated electric hydraulic fracturing services for a leading onshore oil and gas producer to begin in the first quarter of 2020.
“Our clients are facing increasing pressure to perform more economical and sustainable completion operations on their assets. This agreement illustrates acknowledgment by yet another leading E&P company that our technology achieves both of these goals. Evolution continues to lead innovation in electric frac and has proven that our fleets are not only a viable solution but are the ideal solution,” Carrie Murtland, Evolution’s vice president of technology and marketing, said.
Evolution’s multipatented electric fracturing fleets are powered by a proprietary, built-for-purpose natural-gas-burning turbine generator package, which is designed and packaged by its affiliate, Dynamis Power Solutions. The technology developed by Evolution and Dynamis enables the Evolution electric fracturing fleets to be 50% smaller than traditional fleets and substantially quieter.
“By drastically reducing the footprint, emissions, and noise versus a traditional fleet, we are able to provide industry-leading, efficient services while minimizing the impact on neighboring communities and the environment. We feel the importance of the local communities and environment cannot be overstated. We are continually partnering with our clients to find new ways to improve,” Nick Ruppelt, Evolution’s director of sales, said.
By utilizing locally-produced natural gas as a fuel source instead of conventional diesel fuel, a total of 5.5 million gallons of diesel is being conserved by each fleet, each year. Not only does this yield a cost savings of up to $1.5 million per month with each fleet, it also benefits the local community and environment due to the cleaner-burning nature of natural gas.
The company said it now plans to produce about 295,000 to 310,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) for the full year, lower than its previous forecast of 310,000 to 325,000 boe/d.
We’ve entered the Tom Petty zone of rig count decline. Talk to drilling contractors and they report business is Free Falling, Free Falling. Tight formation rig count dropped 39 this past week, including 22 in the Permian, five in the Eagle Ford and six in Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin.
Western Europe’s biggest producing oil field is now expected to hit a daily output rate of 470,000 barrels in early May, above the 440,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) peak that had initially been penciled in for mid-year, the company said.