Sanjel Corp. plans frac fleet expansion, Customer demand drives 120,000 h.p. decision

Sanjel plans fracking fleet expansion Customer demand drives 120,000 h.p. decision by Dan Healing, August 27, 2014, Calgary Herald

Privately owned Sanjel Corp. says it will answer growing customer demand with a 120,000-horsepower expansion to its hydraulic fracturing fleet. In a news release Wednesday, the Calgary-based company said the addition will take its total North American fracking horsepower from 531,000 h.p. by the end of this year to 650,000 h.p. by May 2015.

Warren Zemlak, chief operating officer, said the expansion is in addition to a previously approved 90,000 h.p. expansion in 2014. He woldn’t give a capital cost for either program. “That incremental horsepower will be a couple of fleets over what we already had planned and some is also going to increasing capacity of our current fleet,” he said.

A lot of that is coming from the fact that intensities continue to increase around larger job sizes … we’re not only adding capacity but also supplementing current fleets.”

He said the new fracking units will be deployed to the United States, where Sanjel focuses on the North Dakota Bakken and South Texas plays, while Canada will get incremental horsepower additions in unconventional plays such as the Montney and Duvernay. According to its website, Sanjel has 3,800 staff in over 30 field districts, 11 laboratories, 11 regional maintenance facilities and three training centers. It has international offices in Denver, Mexico City and Dubai.

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