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Follow-On Microturbine Order

Capstone receives 5 MW contract, adds to shale play producer’s Eagle Ford fleet

Posted on February 5, 2013

Capstone Turbine Corp. announced that it received a 5 MW follow-on order for a global upstream oil and gas producer. The five C1000 power packages – five C200 (200 kW) arrayed units – will be installed in the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas, U.S.A., increasing this particular oil and gas producer's total Capstone fleet to 10 MW in the Eagle Ford play.

The Capstone microturbines will provide power for liquid processing plants and will be located at multiple central gathering plants. The microturbines, fueled by pipeline quality gas, will produce electricity to provide all power to the on-site equipment including heaters, pump motors, compressors and distribution panels.

The Eagle Ford Shale is a hydrocarbon-producing formation rich in oil and natural gas fields. The shale play area starts at the Texas-Mexico border in Webb and Maverick counties and extends 400 miles toward East Texas. The play is 80 km wide and an average of 76 m thick at a depth between 1220 m and 3660 m. The shale contains a high amount of carbonate, which makes it brittle and easier to use hydraulic fracturing to produce the oil or gas.