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Natural gas-powered, direct-drive turbine fracturing technology delivers variety of improvements

September 2022 Issue of World Oil Magazine


Innovation in hydraulic fracturing equipment design and engineering has resulted in field-proven technology for emission reduction, operational efficiency and cost-savings. The direct-drive turbine for fracturing application has come of age.

Natural gas-powered direct-drive turbines reduce GHG emissions, improve efficiency during fracing

January 2022 Issue of World Oil Magazine


Increased industry demand for lower emissions, improved operational efficiency and reliability, and competitive capital cost structure, all call for innovative thinking in hydraulic equipment design and engineering. Direct-drive turbine technology has been proven to take up the challenges.

Enhancing Operational Efficiency Of Surface Systems

June 2019 Issue of E&P Magazine


BJ Services’s redesigned blender system meets the safety and operational needs of modern completions designs. Read about how we re-engineered the blender with a focus on maintainability and reliability to help solve industry challenges. 

Real-Time, Tunable Technology For Operating Efficiency

September 2018 Issue of World Oil


The purpose of tunable technology is efficiency.  For fracturing operations, efficiencies can be gained by reducing NPT, improving completion design, and exploiting more reliable equipment.  One area that can play a significant role is chemistry, particularly friction reducers.  

Engineering A New Pumping Approach

July 2018 Issue of E&P Magazine


BJ Services was presented with a unique opportunity to address changing operating conditions by applying new equipment engineering designs. More specifically, the company took a systemwide approach to engineering with the intent of delivering a new level of reliability and performance for clients.

Engineered Friction Reducers Enhance Proppant Transport

January 2018 Issue of E&P Magazine


Reducing friction is a long-established challenge that operators must overcome to decrease fluid flow friction and enable high-rate pumping without requiring more pressure generation at the surface.  Recent advances in polymer chemistry have led to the creation of polyacrylamide-based technologies that can provide a greater reduction in pipe friction and enhance proppant transport over conventional slickwater fluids.

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