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STEP Energy Services Launches Online Bi-Fuel Savings Calculator

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Calgary, AB (July 17, 2019) – Calculating your estimated cost savings has never been easier. This week STEP has launched an online savings calculator that operators can use to estimate their cost savings when they use STEP’s bi-fuel fracturing fleet. Bi-fuel pumps use a mixture of natural gas and diesel which reduces diesel usage, improves operational efficiency and minimizes the environmental impact.

“Since launching our bi-fuel solutions in 2016, we’ve maximized bi-fuel efficiency through the optimization of equipment layout on the project site. We continually monitor engine performance in the field and analyze pump fleet metrics in the office, which results in incredible substitution rates for our clients,” says Todd Rainville, vice-president of sales and engineering. “On average clients have experienced 40-65 per cent substitution rates which results in savings of $20-40,000 per day.”

Rainville adds, “We wanted everyone to have access to this calculator to see how easy it is to save money, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There are no strings attached, no email address to enter, just a simple calculator which gives you instant results.”

To check out your potential cost savings visit and email for more details.

What Clients are Saying about STEP’s Bi-Fuel:

“STEP has consistently delivered high natural gas substitution averages with their bi-fuel fracturing fleet – our last pad averaged 63% substitution while fracturing individual zones, peaking near 70% and delivering 50% substitution average over the entire operation. STEP’s focus on maximizing bi-fuel efficiency has translated into substantial fuel savings to our fracturing operations.”

–          Shell Completions Superintendent, WCSB Operations

“While supplying a 100% bi-fuel fleet, STEP was able to achieve substitution rates of approximately 45% during fracturing operations over several pads. This turned into considerable fuel savings for us and helped to further reduce completion costs. In a challenging environment, where a huge amount of effort is put into controlling costs, this strategy provided immediate, noticeable results, reducing our fuel cost by approximately 25%.”

–          Seven Generations Completions Engineer

“We have used STEP’s bi-fuel fracturing pumps with our annular fracturing operations over the last few years and now with plug and perf; we are very happy with [STEP’s] ability to consistently provide high natural gas utilization. With current plug and perf operations, we are getting an average of 58% utilization, which transfers in to cost savings for Canbriam. Having STEP supply bi-fuel pumps, we burn less diesel fuel by substituting with our own natural gas, mitigating safety concerns such as spills and driving incidents by reducing the number of trucks on the road. This is the right way for our industry to be going.”

–          Canbriam, Manager, Drilling and Completions



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