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Capstone receives three megawatt order from south Texas shale play

Company reports increased sales to oil & gas sector

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order for three C1000 Power Packages for a large independent oil-and-gas exploration and production company in the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas.  

Capstone distributor Pumps & Service, which secured the order, expects the customer will order additional C1000 turbines in the near future. Today's announcement is the fourth order Pumps & Service has received this year from large oil-and-gas companies targeting significant shale reserves in the United States.  

"We're seeing ever-increasing interest in Capstone products in the oil-and-gas market and have added additional resources to respond to the growing demand," said Sam Henry, Pumps & Service President. "We're expecting to announce follow-on orders in the near future as this oil-and-gas producer recognizes the advantages of Capstone microturbines to produce several megawatts of reliable power."  

The C1000 Power Packages together will provide three megawatts of clean-and-green prime power to central processing facilities and metering stations at remote well sites in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The microturbines, fueled by pipeline quality gas, will produce electricity to provide all power to the onsite equipment, including heaters, pump motors, circulation pumps and distribution panels.  

"The growth in the shale play market is driving increased domestic demand for Capstone microturbines," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Oil producers are required to meet stringent EPA air-permitting requirements and they're looking to Capstone microturbines as the means to meet those tough requirements."  

"The recovery of oil and gas requires reliable technologies with attention to environmental protection," said Bryan Hensley, Pumps & Service Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Capstone turbines can operate completely off the grid and use high pressure natural gas from the pipeline as fuel, which makes oil and gas sites self-sufficient."  

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George P. Mitchell receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Gas Technology Institute

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Houston oilman George P. Mitchell has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gas Technology Institute. The founder of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., Mitchell received the prestigious honour for pioneering hydraulic fracturing and drilling technologies that created a shale gas revolution. Mitchell was given the award at the “Global Unconventional Gas 2010: Unlocking Your Potential” conference as energy professionals from around the world met in Amsterdam June 16, 2010.

For 17 years, visionary Mitchell insisted the impossible was possible. A petroleum engineer with geology training from Texas A&M University, Mitchell believed natural gas could be extracted from shale when no one else did. Not wanting his oil wells to go to waste in the event of flow shortages, Mitchell had his employees drill into an area known as the Barnett Shale for hydrocarbons. Despite the cautioning of his engineers that the endeavor could prove futile, Mitchell gave the order to fracture the rock.

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In recent years, advances in drilling technology have made it possible for energy companies to extract large amounts of natural gas from the Barnett Shale. Devon Energy Corporation acquired Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. in 2002 and added the innovation of horizontal drilling to make shale gas wells even more productive. The two techniques have subsequently revolutionized the unconventional shale gas play.

What started with Mitchell’s vision and passion for unconventional development has spread to application to other gas shales throughout North America and Europe. Embracing unconventional gas opportunities has transformed the U.S. energy picture. In less than a decade, a view that the U.S. was running out of gas and would require tremendous imports of LNG has been transformed to a projected 100 years or more of projected supplies of gas, enabling a sustainable affordable energy source that provides new choices on how natural gas resources are used. Mitchell is an inspiration to all those who are building on his legacy to make the unconventional conventional.

“I’m truly honored to be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gas Technology Institute. I believe that the United States should examine all forms of natural gas in order to ease our dependence on coal and foreign oil,” said George P. Mitchell. “It is my hope that my efforts will aid the search for new and unconventional energy sources that can be used by my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

Keynote presentations at the “Global Unconventional Gas 2010: Unlocking Your Potential” conference included energy notables such as Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Dr. Abdul Rahim Hashim, President, IGU; Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute; Chris Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; and leading shale technology, resource, and business experts, as well as prominent European and global energy officials.

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