Natural gas drilling, fracturing moves industry toward self-sustainability

Posted on 09 October 2013

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In the next three to five years, 50% to 75% of frac pumps in North America will be powered by natural gas, David Gallagher, VP of production enhancement for Baker Hughes, said. “Today, we’re in single-digit numbers,” he said. At the 2013 ATCE in New Orleans, La., last week, Baker Hughes displayed its Rhino Bifuel truck, which can achieve a 70/30 natural gas-to-diesel blend in its fracturing operations. Mr Gallagher speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Joanne Liou in this exclusive video about the growing prevalence of natural gas utilization in the drilling industry.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Henry Walson Says:

    The technology is revolutionary. Good effort!

  2. Aldelaimi Shallal Says:

    Yes,it is pioneer step towards the growing prevalence of natural gas utilization particularly,in the drilling industry and encouraging for other industries.

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