February 5th, 2013 Capstone Turbine, the preeminent clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems worldwide, announced today that it has received a follow-on order of 5 MW from a global upstream oil and gas producer. The order consists of five C1000 power packages that will be installed in the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas. Upon completion of the installation, Capstone will have 10 MW of energy systems in the Eagle Ford play.
Capstone distributor Horizon Power Systems secured both the initial order and this latest follow-on order for five megawatts.
"North American shale gas producers are continuing to adopt Capstone microturbines because they want the high reliability and low emission benefits of our products," said Sam Henry, Horizon Power Systems President. "In addition, this customer is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner which is precisely what Capstone microturbines deliver."
The Eagle Ford Shale is consistently producing hydrocarbons from its vast array of oil and natural gas fields. The shale play occupies an area starting at the Texas-Mexico border in Webb and Maverick counties and reaching 400 miles toward East Texas. It is 50 miles wide and an average of 250 feet thick at a depth between 4,000 and 12,000 feet. The hydraulic fracturing process used to produce oil or gas will be easier than usual to implement with this particular shale because it contains a high amount of carbonate. As a whole, the oil reserves contain an estimated 3 billion barrels with a potential output of 420,000 barrels a day.
Capstone's microturbine technology will be used to power liquid processing plants and will be placed at several central gathering plants. Pipeline quality gas is used to fuel the microturbines in order to provide the electricity to power all onsite equipment, including heaters, pump motors, compressors, and distribution panels.
Capstone continues its penetration of the North American shale gas market with another substantial order from an existing customer. "The oil and gas market continues to be our fastest growing market worldwide," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"Most of today's global oil and gas companies operate in unique geographical, environmental and socially challenging areas in relatively isolated parts of the world. It is important that when they operate in these sensitive ecological areas near local communities they select the right state of the art equipment," said Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer.
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