Supplementing the use of diesel with natural gas in a bi-fuel system allows Crew to operate equipment in a more efficient, cost effective, and sustainable way. By working with our service providers, Crew has been able to utilize specialized bi-fuel equipment on its well sites during completion operations. Specifically, powering pressure pumpers, typically the largest consumers of diesel during our completion, with readily available natural gas instead of conventional diesel fuel.
The benefits of natural gas delivery to well sites go beyond pressure pumpers though, as cold winter temperatures necessitate superheaters to prevent on-site water from freezing. As with pumpers, these superheaters typically burn diesel fuel for power, but new equipment sourced by Crew enables natural gas to again be utilized for this purpose.