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GD Energy Products and Catalyst Energy Services partner on hydraulic fracturing technology

GD Energy Products (GDEP) is partnering with Catalyst Energy Services to bring high horsepower, lower emissions technology to hydraulic fracturing.

Catalyst Energy Services, an emerging stimulation service company specializing in hydraulic fracturing treatment, selected GDEP’s Thunder 5000, a quintuplex pump with an 11 in stroke rated for 5,000 horsepower, to safely maximize flow at a slower operating speed in its patents-pending, eco-conscious frac solution, VortexPrime. The pump contributes to the proprietary technology within VortexPrime that reduces the number of trucks in its fleet from 20 to eight, enabling faster set-up and take-down, which makes it a viable option for remote and hard-to-reach sites. To-date, VortexPrime has completed over 12,000 stages and provided both pump and operational data to help the companies continually improve performance.

“Frac service providers and operators are under immense pressure to reduce carbon emissions,” said Larry Kerr, CEO of GDEP. “Catalyst Energy Services is clearly focused on introducing technology that will reduce emissions and waste, while increasing operator and investor ROI. Primed for more energy-efficient performance, GDEP’s Thunder 5000 can be driven by electric, dual fuel, or gas turbine engines. We are committed to a successful partnership with the Catalyst Energy Services team and are proud to provide the ideal pump to support environmentally sustainable operations.”

“We selected GDEP as one of our partners, because of their long history and commitment to innovation, which echoes our own,” said Bobby Chapman, president and CEO of Catalyst Energy Services. “This enables us to engineer and deliver technology that fulfills our criteria for high-power performance as well as environmental and economic efficiency.”

Catalyst Energy Services’ award-nominated VortexPrime solution features direct-drive turbine technology powered by natural gas, reducing up to 40% of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing footprint up to 55%, and eliminating up to 99% of waste, compared to conventional diesel frac fleets.