Hydraulic Fracturing

Halliburton, VoltaGrid Partner with Aethon to Deploy All-Electric Fracturing in Haynesville

Halliburton, VoltaGrid Partner with Aethon to Deploy All-Electric Fracturing in Haynesville

Halliburton Co. and VoltaGrid LLC have clinched a multi-year contract with Aethon Energy Management LLC to deploy an all-electric fracturing solution in the Haynesville Shale. The project combines Halliburton’s all-electric fracturing spread, which uses the Zeus 5,000 hp electric pumping unit, with VoltaGrid’s power generation system, which offers real-time emissions tracking. “All-electric fracturing represents an…

October 13, 2021
Seneca, NexTier Take On Emissions Tests for Fracking Equipment

Seneca, NexTier Take On Emissions Tests for Fracking Equipment

Seneca Resources Co. LLC and NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. have begun a comparative carbon emissions assessment for various natural gas- and diesel-fired hydraulic fracturing (frack) equipment.  Houston-based Seneca, the exploration and production (E&P) arm of National Fuel Gas Co., produces natural gas and oil in California, the Marcellus and Utica shales.  The E&P would lead…

July 15, 2021
California Seeking Public Input on Planned Fracking Ban

California Seeking Public Input on Planned Fracking Ban

California has begun the public comment period for a regulatory initiative to end the issuance of new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) permits by January 2024. Gov. Gavin Newsom last month instructed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division to begin drawing up the measure. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) also was ordered to…

May 26, 2021
Hydraulic Fracturing Absolved of Methane Leaks in Review of 25,000 Northern BC Wells

Hydraulic Fracturing Absolved of Methane Leaks in Review of 25,000 Northern BC Wells

Hydraulic fracturing undertaken in British Columbia (BC) has been absolved of causing methane leaks that contribute to climate change and create safety hazards, according to peer-reviewed research. The University of British Columbia’s Energy and Environment Research Initiative reached its verdict in a review of 25,000 northern BC wells. “Overall, there appear to be no characteristics…

March 16, 2021
FTS Looking for Lower 48 Fracking, Pricing to Strengthen in 2021

FTS Looking for Lower 48 Fracking, Pricing to Strengthen in 2021

Pure-play completions expert FTS International Inc. is off to a hot start in 2021, with 13 fracture fleets now in operation, versus 10.5 in the fourth quarter. In reporting results for 4Q2020 and last year, CEO Michael Doss said prices for the U.S. hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services are stagnant, but there are signs of a…

March 6, 2021
Liberty Adds Heft in North American Land with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Liberty Adds Heft in North American Land with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. has completed its takeover of Schlumberger Ltd.’s OneStim, the massive U.S. and Canada onshore hydraulic fracturing business, in exchange for 37% equity. The transaction, completed on the final day of 2020, moved Liberty into the top tier of onshore completions experts. OneStim provides expanded opportunities in pressure pumping, pump down…

January 5, 2021
E&Ps Finding Room for Optimism in Mexico Natural Gas Sector

E&Ps Finding Room for Optimism in Mexico Natural Gas Sector

Private exploration and production (E&P) operators that have secured licenses to operate in Mexico are finding success, they said at the Mexico Gas Summit held virtually on Tuesday. Jaguar E&P CEO Warren Levy said the company has drilled four successful wells this year and plans to drill more than 25 in 2021. Jaguar has the…

September 10, 2020

CalFrac Boosted by More U.S. Horsepower, Reactivated Fleets

Calgary-based CalFrac Well Services Ltd., which has one of the largest hydraulic fracturing businesses in the world, reported a big gain in revenue from a year ago, fueled mostly by surging activity in the United States.

July 26, 2018
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