Cutting-edge technology for hydraulic fracturing, developed by Halliburton Co., will be deployed in Colorado’s booming Niobrara oil fields in coming months.
That new tech includes a solar-powered “SandCastle.”
“This is probably the most high-tech office in the United States, with the next generation technology for the frack of the future,” Jim Brown, Halliburton’s Denver-based president of western hemisphere operations, said Monday at the grand-opening celebration of the Houston-based company’s $42 million, 75-acre campus in Fort Lupton.
The Fort Lupton campus has a new 199,280-square-foot building, with a 20,000-foot expansion slated for completion in December. More than 800 people are employed at the campus — about half of the more than 1,600 people that Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) employs statewide.
“This is an absolutely phenomenal world-class facility,” said Dan Kelly, a Denver-based vice president for Noble Energy Inc.’s (NYSE: NBL) operations in the Wattenberg field north of Denver. “This is a vision of where the field operations need to go. We want to reduce our footprint both physically and with emissions.”