BJ Services Advances TITAN Fracturing Pump Platform



BJ Services Advances TITAN Fracturing Pump Platform
The company plans to deploy the first commercial TITAN fleet in the second half of 2020.

BJ Services has reached a key milestone in the advancement of field trials for its next generation fracturing pump platform, the TITAN™.

"The TITAN program is two years in the making," said Warren Zemlak, President & CEO. "The company has an agreement supporting deployment of the first commercial TITAN fleet in the second half of 2020, which will launch the beginning of our next-generation fleet strategy."

According to the company, the TITAN is powered by a direct drive natural gas-fired turbine capable of providing over 5,000 Horsepower and delivers one of the most efficient 'power to pump' combinations available. It’s fueled by natural gas, and the TITAN supports the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduced costs, improved mobility, and reliable operations while meeting strict noise reduction mandates across North America.

The company started yard testing a prototype configuration last year, and as of January 2020, has moved forward by testing rigorous field trials in an unconventional basin in North America, the company said in a written statement.

Since BJ's re-launch in 2017, the company has continued to develop intellectual property, in addition to obtaining the rights to over 500 legacy patents, which span chemicals and equipment, including electric and direct drive turbine technology, according to the company.

"The team has built off of this intellectual property portfolio and created differentiated and leading next generation technology," Andrew Gould, BJ Services board member and former Chairman and CEO of Schlumberger Ltd., said in a statement.

Former BJ Services CEO and current Board Member Bill Stewart added, "BJ has a long history of industry-leading innovation, pump and equipment design and service leadership. The TITAN program is the latest example of how the team builds on that legacy."

BJ Services provides hydraulic fracturing and cementing services to E&P companies exploring in North America, and it currently operates in every major basin throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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