Super Frac Pumps 1.6 Million Gallons
Never-before seen pressures provided at Southern U.S. drill site.
A major oilfield company was working on a Super Frac project to increase oil flow from an existing well. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique where fluids are pumped into an oil or gas well at high pressure to fracture geologic formations and open up pathways for the hydrocarbons to flow to the well.
Most frac jobs in the Southern U.S. area only see 3,500 psi at the wellhead. An 8,000 psi Super Frac had never been done. Rain for Rent provided filtered water from a nearby pond to keep up with the high-volume, high-pressure oilfield pumps. The pond was located on a dairy that received runoff from the cattle operation. The water was a green and slimy mess that required significant filtration.
Rain for Rent designed a filtration system consisting of two floating suctions with 600 feet of 8-inch HDPE pipe mounted on poly drums, eight BF400 bag filters in line at the tanks and 25 micron bag filters to reduce turbidity before filling the four 21,000 gallon tanks. The oilfield company then used their high-pressure pumps to pump the water into the well.
The system pumped approximately 2,300 gallons per minute for roughly 12 hours (1,656,000 gallons). One week after the Super Frac job, the well was producing 300 BBLS of oil per day with 900 psi on the wellhead.
A successful, Super Frac project.