ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Modular Frac Manifold aids shale gas field operators.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
May 16, 2013 - Designed to allow simultaneous frac operations on multiple well pads, skid-mounted Modular Frac Manifold consists of customized array of actuated valves, blocks, and frac head outlets. Self-contained unit is engineered to safely isolate each well during stimulation. Hand wheel is ergonomically designed at stand level within safety zone to minimize restrictive movements. Double-acting hydraulic actuator ensures proper flow control and shut off even if hydraulic system has been interrupted.

GE Expands Its Technology Offerings for the Unconventional Resources Sector, Introducing Modular Frac Manifolds

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

8800 Wallisville Rd.
Houston, TX, 77029

Press release date: May 7, 2013

• New Product Has Key Safety, Cost-Saving Features
• Offers Major Benefits for Shale Gas Field Operators
• Flexibility to Support Specific Well Site Requirements

HOUSTON — GE Oil & Gas’ (NYSE: GE) Pressure Control business today announced it is adding modular frac manifolds to its fracturing services portfolio. Unveiled at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the new product expands GE’s support of operators in the unconventional market, including shale gas.

GE’s modular frac manifold is a skid-mounted assembly designed to safely allow simultaneous frac operations on multiple well pads, resulting in time savings. Each self-contained unit consists of a customized array of actuated valves, blocks and frac head outlets and is engineered to safely isolate each well during stimulation. Multiple manifolds can be installed side by side to accommodate each customer’s specific well site requirements.

“Unconventional gas and oil production is a rapidly expanding global industry and is a strategic imperative for GE Oil & Gas. With the introduction of modular frac manifolds, we are further demonstrating our commitment to this industry sector by providing the right technology and business model to help customers optimize their operations,” said Ian Milne, president of GE Oil & Gas’s Pressure Control business.

The new product’s modular design allows units to be shipped to and from well sites with GE crane trucks, which reduces freight costs by eliminating the need for “wide load” permitting. A unique hydraulic jacking system moves manifold units together to assembly, enabling quicker and safer installation.

Other key benefits include:
  • The hand wheel is ergonomically designed at stand level within the safety zone to minimize restrictive movements.
  • Unit-connecting spools with a rotating flange provide adjustability to overcome minor alignment issues.
  • A double-acting hydraulic actuator with manual override ensures proper flow control and shut off even if the hydraulic system has been interrupted.
  • Self-contained units act as barriers to hold fluids and assist in preventing environmental issues.
“Although frac manifolds are not new to the unconventional sector, we feel GE’s Modular Frac Manifold offers unique customer benefits. We currently have operator commitments to utilize this technology in the field,” said Milne.

The new modular frac manifold is the latest addition to GE’s wide portfolio of products for the unconventional resources market, which encompasses nearly 40 technologies from across separate GE business units. They include submersible and surface pumps, pressure control systems, compressors, drilling measurement tools, meters, pipeline solutions, sensors, gas engines for on-site power generation, motors, valves and water filtration technologies.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at

About GE Oil & Gas
GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technologies and services with 37,000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry—from extraction to transportation to end use. Making the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity our highest priorities is The Way We Work. Our technologies and services include: surface and subsea drilling and production, monitoring and diagnostics, measurement and controls, large-scale LNG, pipeline compression and inspection, well site and industrial power generation, technologies for the refining and petrochemical industries, and modular CNG and LNG units for transportation sectors. Through our customized service solutions, training programs and technologies, GE Oil & Gas partners with customers to maximize their efficiency, productivity and equipment reliability; develop their next generation workforce; and fully benefit from the megatrends of natural gas, the growth of subsea and hard-to-reach reserves and the revolution in asset health management. Follow GE Oil & Gas on Twitter @GE_OilandGas.

Media contacts:
Sean Gannon
GE Oil & Gas
Mobile: +1 203 224 9481
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Fluid and Gas Flow Equipment
Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining
 More New Product News from this company:
Wireless Monitoring System helps monitor remote plant assets.
Software helps manage oil and gas pipeline assets.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Eyeing Gas Boom in China, HongHua Group Signs Agreement for GE Waukesha Gas Engines to Power Drill Rigs
GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbines Enter Commercial Operation in Krasnodar Region, Russia; Will Help Provide Power During Peak Times of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games
GE to Provide Close to $600 Million in Turbomachinery Equipment for Russia's Yamal LNG Megaproject
GE Celebrates 20 Years of Powering Progress with Its LM6000 Aeroderivative Gas Turbine
GE's Trailer-Mounted TM2500+(TM) Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Joins Ecomagination(TM) Product Portfolio
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Valve Manifolds
Oil & Gas Well Equipment
Join the forum discussion at:
The Hardware Bin
Tools of the Trade

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address