A systems approach
The future of the pressure pumping business requires continuous innovation. Wellbore completion requirements are evolving. Lateral lengths,
wellbore events, flow rates, treating pressure and
pump times all contribute to increasing completions intensity, which means that pumps must run
harder for longer stretches at a time, with less time
Successful companies will need to measure, understand and apply design enhancements to their
equipment. At BJ, that starts with instrumenting
and measuring their equipment to assess required
“By measuring how each individual component
impacts the entire system, we are able to deter-
mine and address potential premature equipment
failures before they occur in the field,” says Tony
Yeung, Equipment Engineering Manager. Continu-
ous improvement means solutions are generated
to extend the life of the equipment.
“We are among the few providers who have the
engineering capability to understand the entire
system.” Yeung notes.
Eyes on the future
Planning for the future means ensuring that existing equipment runs efficiently and reliably, and
building the right systems for what’s to come next.
“We expect the industry to continue to intensify and evolve. We believe innovation is key to
long-term success. As the industry seeks to further maximize efficiency and ensure unconventional resources are economically viable, we need
foresight built into our fleets.” says Bart Thomeer,
Equipment, Sustaining, and Development Manager.