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Industry’s first electric grid-powered fracturing operation deployed by Halliburton

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Halliburton has successfully deployed the industry’s first electric grid-powered fracturing operation.

The job, which is being performed on several pads for Cimarex Energy Co in the Permian Basin, started in November 2020.

Grid-powered electric fracturing offers an alternative path to achieving the lowest emissions profile possible compared to both turbines and Tier 4 dual fuel engines. It also offers additional operational reliability and requires a lower capital outlay compared to turbines.

Halliburton said: “Delivering a grid-powered fracturing solution is an example of Halliburton’s commitment to leading in the energy transition by helping customers achieve lower emissions.

“To date, Halliburton has completed almost 340 stages across multiple wells using utility-powered electric frac pumps that demonstrated consistent superior performance.”

Cimarex vice president – Permian business unit, Michael DeShazer, said: “Cimarex has focused its infrastructure investment on creating operational efficiencies and reducing emissions including ownership of the electrical grid on our Culberson and Reeves County acreage.

“These investments are enhanced by Halliburton’s grid-powered fracturing operation. We look forward to the continued development of this technology with Halliburton across Cimarex’s assets.”

Halliburton’s electric-powered equipment is engineered to utilize the maximum power potential from the grid, allowing the customer to achieve pumping performance of 30 to 40 percent higher than with conventional equipment.

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