NexTier successfully field tests NOV electric frac system

NexTier frac crewman
NexTier frac crewman

HOUSTON - NexTier Oilfield Solutions and NOV announced the recent completion of the first phase of field testing of NOV's electric fracturing system known as the Ideal eFrac pump. The Ideal eFrac pump provides efficient, environmentally conscious hydraulic fracturing capabilities that dramatically reduce emissions, equipment, and complexity at the well site.

The field test, completed on behalf of a major operator, was comprised of more than 300 operating hours with an average of more than 18 pumping hours per day, including the completion of 172 stimulation stages at rates up to 22 barrels per minute.

The Ideal eFrac system is capable of operating on a variety of electrical sources, including turbine power generators, reciprocating gas engines, grid power, or battery power. As part of ongoing collaboration, NexTier and NOV expect to undergo three additional field trials on behalf of major operators.

"This successful field test advances NexTier's ESG strategy and further demonstrates NexTier's leadership in reducing carbon emissions at the wellsite," said Robert Drummond, President and Chief Executive Officer of NexTier. "As part of this important collaboration, we are excited to leverage our top-tier operational background with NOV's world-class technological and manufacturing capabilities which furthers our shared commitment to responsible low carbon operations."

"We are pleased by the performance of the Ideal eFrac technology in this initial phase of our field testing," said Clay Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of NOV. "We value our partnership with NexTier with whom we find alignment in our vision for low carbon operations facilitated by technological innovation."

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