Linde LLC will introduce its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling station and will highlight its comprehensive solutions for upstream oil and gas operation that facilitate cost savings and productivity gains. Company experts will discuss the progress of LNG as fuel at the DUG East Conference and Exposition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between 13th and 15th November.
Linde representatives will elaborate on how the company fuels drilling rigs and frac spreads throughout North America with LNG. Linde also offers alternatives to slickwater completions with the largest network of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) plants in the industry.
Brian Kubalik, national sales manager at Linde, commented: “With off-road capable equipment and dedicated service-minded personnel even the demanding terrain of Appalachia cannot keep us from meeting the customer’s frac date. We will also help our customers save costs of fuelling high horsepower equipment and maximise the long-term performance of their wells.”
Linde has also developed technology that involves fluids energised with CO2 or N2 to reduce water volume for more economical hydraulic fracturing. “In certain situations, the increased productivity achieved with energised solutions can lower overall unit cost of production,” explained Kubalik.
Linde will be introducing its new LNG fuelling station that offers important advantages compared with other LNG stations. According to Bryan Luftglass, head of strategic market and business development for LNG Linde, “The new, permanent commercial stations are economical and scalable as fleet needs expand, and offer exceptional performance”.
Linde has commissioned the first stations incorporating these design elements in the UK and Australia, and is building its first station in North America. “Linde also supplies mobile fuelling equipment; together with the new station, we can help truck fleets supplying sand, cement and water services economically convert their fleets over to LNG, whatever their level of fuel usage,” Luftglass added.
Image courtesy of The Linde Group.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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