TORONTO — Magellan Aerospace Corporation (“Magellan”) and RocketFrac Services Ltd. (”RocketFrac”) announced today, a contract for the manufacture of charges for an innovative new fracturing technology that uses solid rocket propellant as an alternative to using hydraulic fracking. RocketFrac and Magellan partnered to develop a new fracturing technology that couples RocketFrac’s patent-pending downhole tool with a new and specifically formulated propellant under an exclusive global license from Magellan. All of the charges will be manufactured and delivered from Magellan’s Winnipeg facility by the end of 2022.
The oil and gas sector is actively pursuing new technologies that can address concerns with water use, groundwater protection, and other environmental concerns that are common to traditional hydraulic fracturing. The RocketFrac tool is designed to apply the pressure generated by the solid propellant to a specific portion of the well. This approach requires no water and increases production mobility via radial fracturing of the rock.
Magellan is eager to apply its aerospace energetic material expertise to new opportunities in non-traditional sectors.
About Magellan Aerospace Corporation
Magellan Aerospace Corporation is a global aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced proprietary products for military and space markets, and provides engine and component repair and overhaul services worldwide. Magellan is a public company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with operating units throughout North America, Europe, and India.
About RocketFrac Services Ltd.
RocketFrac is an innovative energy service company with proprietary technology that unlocks tight reservoirs with a lower environmental footprint than alternatives. By eliminating the need to use water in the fracking process, RocketFrac’s patent-pending proprietary technology conserves this precious resource, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and improving operational efficiency. This approach respects Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, while contributing to critical energy independence needs around the world. Founded in 2017, and headquartered in Canada, RocketFrac is working with international representatives in multiple markets to bring its unique fracking technology to a global customer base. RocketFrac is guided by experienced energy sector experts.
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Director, Corporate Communications
Magellan Aerospace Limited
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Director of Communications
RocketFrac Services Inc.
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President and CEO
RocketFrac Services Inc.
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