Drilling Contractor: Honghua Developing New-Generation Shale-Drilling Rig, Plans Testing of Frack Pump
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The?company?also?continues?work?on?its?6,000hp?frack?pump,?introduced?at?last?year’s?OTC.?Honghua?is?now?working?with?Baker?Hughes?to?bring?this?technology?to?the?U.S.?market?for?field testing,?Mr?Zhang?said.?“Once?the?field?tests?are?complete,?I believe it ?will?also?bring?about?step-changes?for?shale?drilling?in?the?U.S.”?
Looking?toward?the?Chinese?market,?Mr.?Zhang?explained?that?although?there?are?approximately?2,000?land?drilling?rigs?operating?in?China,?most?of?them?are?older?mechanical?or?SCRstyle?rigs.?“There?is?a?significant?need?for?renewal?of?the?fleet,”?he?said,?adding?that?he?believes?innovations?such?as?Honghua’s?directdrive?triplex?pump?will?be?able?to?impact?the?Chinese?market?once?it’s proven in?the?U.S.?“
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