Green Field Energy Services and GE to Deploy Natural Gas Powered Equipment to
the Oil & Gas Industry Under New Supplier Agreement
Pilot Programs to Use Field Gas to Power Artificial Lift Pumps and Drilling
LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 7, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Green Field Energy Services, Inc.
(CUSIP Nos.: 39304K AA4; U39065 AA2; and 39304K AB2), announced today that it
has signed a global supplier agreement with GE Oil & Gas to deliver low-cost,
cleaner burning power generation solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Under the agreement, GE will provide technology and equipment, including
Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs) used in artificial lift systems for oil and
fluids production, modular CNG In A Box™ compressed natural gas systems and
LNG production systems and more. Green Field, which is a leader in using
natural gas to power turbine driven hydraulic fracturing and drilling
equipment, will use these technologies in conjunction with its own fueling
technologies, which can significantly reduce a site's environmental footprint
and increase efficiency by replacing diesel fuel for power generation.
Green Field and GE have also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a
technology collaboration that calls for the two companies to further
investigate ways to make their technologies even more efficient when deployed
together. Green Field will provide its proprietary technology, including its
bi-fuel capability developed for use on its Turbine Frac Pumps, and GE will
provide turbines that can be used for testing.
Michel Moreno, Chairman and CEO of Green Field, stated, "We're thrilled to be
collaborating with GE, and we're proud that this global leader in energy and
power generation recognizes the advancements we have made with our turbine
driven technology. We believe our turbine driven systems are superior to other
natural gas powered options because our bi-fuel engines are capable of running
100% on field gas. Therefore, making it simpler for our customers to convert
from diesel to natural gas as a fuel source. Most natural gas powered
solutions today generally still require diesel in the fuel mix in order to
Mike Hosford, General Manager – Unconventional Resources, GE Oil & Gas said,
"This collaboration may help us deliver innovative solutions that solve some
of the biggest industry challenges, in particular, utilizing natural gas to
power the oil field and reducing the environmental footprint of operations
over diesel fueled power generation. By using Green Field's bi-fuel
technology on the gas turbines, we have the potential to switch the power
source at drilling sites to abundant, reliable, and cleaner-burning natural
gas -- a source of energy that can help meet our world's growing energy needs
for decades to come."
In conjunction with the collaboration, Green Field has secured commitments
with two customers to conduct pilot programs to test power generation of oil
and gas equipment utilizing natural gas produced onsite in the field.
The first pilot program will be for SandRidge Energy, Inc. Green Field will
provide oilfield power on a SandRidge well in the Mississippian formation in
Oklahoma with 100% field gas produced by that well. This test is expected to
be conducted by year-end.
Greg Dewey, VP of Communications, commented, "We're excited to be part of this
groundbreaking test in which our well will be producing on artificial lift
without the use of an external fuel source to power the downhole pump. This
technology has the potential to significantly reduce our operating expenses
and our environmental impact at the same time."
The second pilot program is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013
for Apache Corporation in the Granite Wash play in Texas. Green Field will
power a 1500 horsepower land drilling rig using four 1-megawatt turbine
engines running on field gas.
Mike Bahorich, Apache's EVP and Chief Technology Officer commented, "We have
been closely following Green Field's development and we are excited to be
taking the next leap forward with them by expanding the use of their
technology to power drilling rigs. The ability to run drilling rigs on
natural gas from our producing fields would allow us to reduce air emissions
and lower our costs. This is a major initiative for Apache, which is the one
of the largest oil and gas companies headquartered in the US."
Based on current energy prices, by using 100% field gas instead of diesel, an
operator can lower its energy costs by up to 75%.
About Green Field Energy Services
Green Field is an independent oilfield services company that provides a wide
range of services to oil and natural gas drilling and production companies to
help develop and enhance the production of hydrocarbons. The Company's
services include hydraulic fracturing, cementing, coiled tubing, pressure
pumping, acidizing and other pumping services.
In December 2010, Green Field became the first company to provide hydraulic
fracturing services utilizing turbine-powered pumping equipment. The Company
believes that its technology provides several advantages over the
diesel-powered pumping equipment generally utilized in the industry, including
significantly lower emissions, a smaller operating footprint, lower
manufacturing costs, lower operating costs and greater fuel flexibility,
including the ability to operate on natural gas.
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