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Certarus CNG for Western Canada E&P

August 9, 2013 in CNG, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘There’s an Advantage Now Evolving’ over LNG for Drill Rigs

Canadian start-up Certarus is supplying compressed natural gas for drilling rigs in Alberta, using a distributed compression model to pare transportation costs while avoiding the expenses associated with liquefaction.

Noble Energy Evaluating LNG Dual Fuel

January 24, 2013 in E&P Operations, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Altronic-GTI on Caterpillars for Rigs in Colorado and Appalachia

Noble Energy, having demonstrated fuel cost savings of about $1.5 million per year as subcontractor Ensign used dedicated-LNG engines on two DJ Basin drill rigs in Colorado, is beginning tests of less capital-intensive dual fuel technology at two DJ basin and two Marcellus Shale drill sites. For both, Caterpillar 3512 engines were converted to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation by BiFuel Power Solutions using upfit hardware from Altronic-GTI.

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