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BJ Services and Aethon Energy agree contract for natural gas fuelled fracturing fleet

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BJ Services has entered into a multi-year contract with Aethon Energy for the deployment of the company’s first TITAN™ next-generation fracturing fleet in the Haynesville shale.

Powered by a direct drive natural gas-fuelled turbine, the first TITAN prototype pump has completed more than 500 hours of field testing on Aethon Haynesville well locations this year. The first TITAN fleet will deploy in 4Q20, which will launch the beginning of the company’s fleet strategy.

“The launch of the TITAN will allow us to make significant progress on our commitment to reducing carbon emissions, increasing operational efficiencies, and improving the economics for our clients,” said Caleb Barclay, Chief Operating Officer of BJ Services. “We are proud to partner with a company that shares our vision surrounding continuous improvement and know that this next generation equipment will prove to be a step-change to the impact it will have on the environment, efficiency, and economics for Aethon’s operation. Aethon’s excellent leadership and operational track record speak to the quality of the work we expect to do together over the next four years.”

The TITAN, fuelled 100% by natural gas, provides up to 5000 hp while supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduced operating costs, improved mobility, and reliable operations. The next-generation pump also meets the most stringent noise reduction requirements across North America.

Aethon is a Dallas-based private investment firm and owner-operator of onshore oil and gas assets.

“The natural gas-powered TITAN fleet developed by BJ Services will deliver performance aligned with Aethon’s cost and ESG goals,” said Paul Sander, Chief Operating Officer & Partner. “Ultimately, larger pumps with fewer pumping units will reduce our footprint and result in structural cost savings for pumping services. We are excited to partner with BJ Services and are pleased with their willingness to provide innovative solutions in this next-generation technology.”

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