Oilfield Electrification Technology

Powering today's oilfield for tomorrow's energy A monthly show discussing the technologies that power the oilfield with electricity. Industry experts discuss topics ranging from microgrids to e-frac. Each episodes will go deeper into a wide range of topics including microgrids, turbines, hydrogen and more!

The current state of the oilfield electrification market

In this episode, recorded live on the shop floor at Joliet Electric Motors (JEM) in Joliet, Illinois, Tim Tibbot, Shane, and I talk about the evolution of electric motors for the oilfield and the state of the oilfield electrification market today. We also get a verbal tour of the machine shop and learn about the history of JEM and its partnership with Hitachi.  

Where does hydrogen fit into oilfield electrification?

Shane and I discuss the use of hydrogen in the upstream with Trevor Keeney from RPT Alliance. RPT Alliance engineers, designs and executes energy projects, so Trevor has a front-row seat to the energy transition. Most large operators want to include hydrogen in their oilfield operations energy mix. It's a sure way to lower overall emissions and improve ESG ratings. We discuss the different ways hydrogen is currently being used in the oilfield and how we will produce and use hydrogen in the oilfield in the near future. 

Using Gas Turbines to Generate Electricity in the Oilfield

Using field gas to power turbines for generating electricity is an ESG double play that many operators are incorporating into their oilfield electrification. In this episode, we speak with Rusty Bonnett, the VP of Global Operations at Relevant Power Solutions, about his extensive turbine experience and how gas-powered turbines make complete oilfield electrification possible and affordable. 

Building Electrical Equipment Centers for the oilfield

There's a lot that goes into an EEC; Switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Transformers and Variable-frequency drives. In this episode we discuss the different options operators have and important factors to take into account when constructing ECCs with Michael Hertsenberg, the Senior Vice President of Electrification at Volta. This episode is full of useful information for operators working on electrifying their oilfield operations. 

Oilfield Electrification Systems Control and Integration

Our guest for this episode is John Fischer, President of National Service Alliance, a Quad Plus Company. We discuss the brains of oilfield electrification networks, system control and integration. Like most topics in oilfield electrification it's more complex and interesting than you'd think. This episode will give you a good overview of what it takes to control microgrids in the oilfield.Special thanks to Joliet Electric Motors for sponsoring this podcast series. If you have any specific questions on running electric motors in the oilfield, please contact Shane Hackenberg at shaneh@jolietelectricmotors.com

Oilfield Microgrids: What are they and how do they work?

Our guest for this episode is George Jackson, Executive Vice President and Justin Lippmann, West Texas Sales Manager from Life Cycle Power. We discuss Microgrids in detail. What they are, how they work and ways to power them. If you are interested in using electricity in the oilfield you’ll enjoy this. If you have questions for George Jackson feel free to email him at gjackson@allianceogp.comSpecial thanks to Joliet Electric Motors for sponsoring this podcast series. If you have any specific questions on running electric motors in the oilfield, please contact Shane Hackenberg at shaneh@jolietelectricmotors.com

An Introduction to the world of Oilfield Electrification Technology

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Ron Sickels, the VP of Business Development at Relevant Power Solutions. We go through a thorough overview of all the technologies involved in creating, distributing, and using electricity in the oilfield. Each of the following episodes will go deeper into the topics mentioned here. If you're interested in using electricity in the oilfield you’ll enjoy this. If you have questions for Dr. Ron Sickels feel free to email him at dr.ron@rfsfuel.comSpecial thanks to Joliet Electric Motors for sponsoring this podcast series. If you have any specific questions on running electric motors in the oilfield, please contact Shane Hackenberg at shaneh@jolietelectricmotors.com

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