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76 | August 2018 | hartenergy.com HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: CASE STUDIES W hen the use of modern-day hydraulic fracturing began its upward trajectory in the 1990s in response to cripplingly high oil prices, field operations and existing equip- ment requirements were based on intermittent, lighter-duty use. Operators ran hydraulic fracturing equipment for a few hours a day, which is what all equipment was designed to handle. Today, those operating environments have shifted dramatically. To meet expanded needs, operators A new pump designed specifically for use in highly challenging formations for extended periods of time delivers success in the Montney Shale. Evolving to Operate in Harsh, High-Pressure Environments By Zachery Kokel and Craig Schroh Weir Oil & Gas These roller bearings on the QEM 3000 pump follow 2,700 hours of demanding service. (Photo courtesy of Weir Oil & Gas)

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