“The VHP L7044GSI-EPA and L5794GSI-EPA Waukesha gas engines can be easily exchanged with existing rig power generation drivers, almost to the point that they’re ‘plug and play,’ as we’ve seen in this project. And it offers great cost advantages of natural gas versus diesel and dual-fuel, with natural gas available at less than half the price of diesel. Plus, you can reduce diesel transportation costs because the engine can run on a much greater variation of readily available fuel sources, using everything from dry field gas to pipeline gas, including LNG and propane,” said Fred Stow, director of sales for Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI), authorized distributor of GE’s Waukesha gas engines.Rich-Burn Combustion Technology Advantages “For oilfield power generation applications such as drilling and enhanced oil recovery, rich-burn combustion technology—which is used in the EPA certified Waukesha gas engines—provides advantages that are ideally suited for these spaces. This technology allows end users the capability to operate on a wide variety of field gases without derate, achieve ultra-low emissions with a low cost, three-way catalyst, and application flexibility in altitude and temperature. Plus, exceptional transient performance with diesel-like loading is a key advantage here,” said Brian White, president of GE’s Waukesha gas engines. Reflecting the shift from diesel to natural gas, GE is seeing a growing demand for its entire portfolio of gas-fueled distributed power solutions—including the company’s Waukesha and Jenbacher gas engines and trailer mounted TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine technology—to provide cost-effective mobile on-site power/drive solutions for drilling rigs, White noted. 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 www.ge.com. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater.