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Client HESS

Location Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

Sectors Oil and gas

The challenge

Oil and gas exploration without grid power

For this remote North Dakota oil & gas processing plant, the prospect of getting utilities from the grid was still years away.

To make matters worse, the plant was struggling to keep emissions from flaring within state regulations — and one of its motor control centers had a harmonic issue.

Finding the reliable, year-round power source they badly needed was going to be tricky, but Aggreko and our team of experts were up to the challenge.


Project fact file

8 170kW


100 %

Uptime for 18 months


Power requirement

The solution

A system fueled by the site’s own natural gas

Our engineering team worked closely with the site operators to identify, quantify and isolate the problem in the motor control center.

Additionally, our engineering team deigned an ingenious system that provided 100% redundancy, producing 98.5% uptime while still reducing the flaring.

Our solution captured some of the natural gas that would have been flared and used it to fuel the generators that ran the site.


the aggreko difference

Always on the lookout for the most streamlined and effective solution to your problem

The impact

Low emissions and high efficiency, year round

This elegant, efficient setup solved all of the plant’s biggest headaches in a single stroke.

Flaring was reduced by 20% and the plant had access to reliable, on-site power every day of the year. In fact, in its first 18 months the plant experienced no downtime at all!


“No one wants to pay for more energy than they need, so our engineers will work with you to make sure you get the right level of power for your project.”

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