Dresser Waukesha Supplies Engines For Oilfield Power Applications

July 2010 Vol. 237 No. 7

Dresser Waukesha is supplying VGF Series F18GSID engines to Northland Power Services for temporary prime power applications in U.S. oilfields.

The engines are being packaged with generators to create 265 kW prime power units that provide an economical interim solution at exploration and production sites in the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana, until grid power is brought in. Northland Power Services, a provider of mobile power generation systems for the oil and gas community, has traditionally used diesel-powered gensets as its rental units. However, Northland Chief Executive Officer Dwain Williams said his firm is supplying the natural gas-fired gensets in response to customer demand.

“For those customers who have field gas available in their operations, we’ve seen an increasing demand for gas-fired units as opposed to diesel units,” he said.