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STEP Energy Services' conventional fracturing fleet currently represents 290,000 pressure pumping horsepower with capabilities designed for operations in large, equipment intensive plays such as the Montney and Duvernay. STEP's fracturing solutions come complete with high rate nitrogen units that support both nitrified and foam fracs. Significant opportunities have also been recognized in the Cardium, Viking and Shaunovan; specifically in integrated services and refracturing operations in the WCSB.

Our team of fracturing professionals and business strategy has been built with the same attention to execution, preventative maintenance, HSE, engaged culture and core values that led to the rapid growth of our coiled tubing and fluid pumping solutions.


One of the keys to a successful hydraulic fracturing program is the reliable, safe and efficient delivery of services. STEP’s dedicated logistics professionals ensure the people, equipment, chemicals and proppant are in the right place at the right time:

  • Assured supply of Northern White and domestic sand
  • Multiple trans load sites available to maximize efficiencies
  • Proppant staging to prevent supply issues (on time delivery)
  • Chemical bulk delivery
  • Assured supply of nitrogen and on-site storage


Using our extensive oilfield and engineering experience we are able to create customized fracturing programs so our clients can maximize the production of their well.

  • Customized fracturing stimulation treatments using specialized software (GOHFER, FRACPRO) for the development of frac growth simulations.
  • Real-time treatment monitoring and technical support in STEP’s newly designed frac rooms
  • Unsurpassed knowledge regarding fracture growth behavior modelling, fracture mapping, production data analysis
  • Onsite “real-time” analysis of diagnostic data (DFITs, mini-frac and other injection tests)
  • Production of operational and efficiency related KPIs as part of daily and end of job reports


STEP-PLEX is a unique multi-modal diverting technology tested in dynamic conditions that combines a number of environmentally friendly, slow degrading solids used as temporary blocking agents. Diverting agents are used to isolate dominate flow areas of the wellbore and redirect the proppant and fracture fluids to new sections of the reservoir. This method of fracturing increases fracture complexity resulting in improved production performance. For more information on STEP-PLEX click here.


STEP offers a web-based real-time viewing platform to monitor hydraulic fracture stimulations.  Powered by MRL, Fieldview is accessible to all clients and STEP professionals to observe live treatments and evaluate previous stimulations.  The application is fully customizable to suit each client’s needs.

Do you have a question about our services, or a comment about your hydraulic fracturing challenges? Click here and one of our technical sales representatives will get back to you with a solution.
  • 290,000 Total HP
  • High Rate Quintuplex Pump (QNT3000 Thunder Pump)
      • Single continuous service pump
      • 3,000 brake horsepower (2,237 kw)
      • 251,000 lbs rod load
      • 11” stroke length
      • 36% more displacement than other 8” stroke models

    PDF Thunder Pump Specifications

  • 115,000 HP (premium CAT 2500 HP)
    • 4"-5" fluid ends enable maximizing rates and pressures as required
    • 4"-103 MPa; 4.5” – 84 MPa
    • 5" – 69 MPa
  • Data Van
    • Remote satellite monitoring and pump control up to 16 units
    • Infrared cameras utilized to help find leaks and hotspots
  • HP Manifolds (not pictured)
    • Equalized discharge pressure to ensure adequate fluid end suction pressure
    • Designed to connect two 8-port manifolds for optimal location setup
  • 1502 FMC/SPM and 15K SPM Safety Iron
    • Hydraulic actuated valves
    • 3" and 4" treating iron

PDF Fracturing Services Specifications

  • Blenders
    • NOV, 16 m3/min - 6 t/min max; 6" flow meters for clean and slurry; slip stream capable
    • High-rate, 20 m3/min - 8 t/min max; 8" flow meters for clean and slurry, 10" on slip stream; ambidextrous; increased HP, rate and tub-life; stainless manifold
  • Hydration Units (not pictured)
    • 20 m3/min max
    • Dry add capable with scaled delivery
    • Advanced hydration tank for optimal shear and polymer hydration (38 m3 vol)
  • Chem Vans (eight tote capacity)
    • Isolated lab facility and operating cab
    • Flow loop sample point
  • Bulk Transport (three compartment, 15 m3 capacity)
    • Dry chem delivery, scaled and accurate
    • Bulk liquid chemical transport with precision delivery system

PDF Fracturing Services Specifications

  • High Rate Nitrogen Pumper
    • 1350 HP
    • 310 scm/min at 15K
    • Fully automated, direct fired vaporizer
  • Storage Kings (not pictured)
    • 60,000 scm storage capacity for onsite storage with remote control operation
    • Enhanced delivery system to prevent nitrogen loss

PDF Fracturing Services Specifications

  • Mobile Sand Storage (not pictured)
    • 150 tonne, five compartments
    • Dust control
  • Sand Belts (not pictured)
    • Scaled automation to remove field professionals from the operating area
    • Dust control and collection
  • Sand Storm and IPL (integrated proppant loader)
    • 2 x 3 packs or 1 pack of 6, 250 tonne, single compartment
    • IPL capable of moving 4 t/min (8 min/truck) and programmable delivery

PDF Fracturing Services Specifications

What We Do

" (The STEP) team’s professionalism, problem solving and willingness to work collaboratively [is] a major differentiator and the bundling of both coil and frac led to efficiencies for [us] in the completions process. "

Senior Producer

"I was thoroughly impressed by the rigorous pre-planning that was done by STEP’s engineers and their commitment to the project. Thanks to STEP’s deep coiled tubing equipment and operations team, we were able to accomplish what most people in the industry didn’t think was possible."

Production Manager

"STEP has shown a strong safety culture. Supervisors are well informed on policies and procedures and have shown good leadership during problem solving. Frequent field visits from company leadership gives them opportunity to develop personal relationships with crews."

On-site client representative

"I would like to sincerely thank Mike Burvill and the entire team at STEP for their tireless work and dedication towards completing this well. I was impressed by their entire team, who assisted us day and night in the execution of this completion program."

Garth Braun, CEO & Director, Blackbird Energy Inc.

“I have been in this industry for six years and I always look forward to working with this company as I know the crews will be wonderful. I can't express to you the extent this makes me feel welcome, supported and safe to preform my job."

Brittany Paige, on-site first aid attendant

“Thank you for having a great nitrogen crew with us in Buick Creek, BC this past week. They did a great job and are very personable employees… Great job.“

D.Hicks Well Servicing Consulting Ltd.

"STEP is a competitive, performance oriented company with the right core values in safety and efficiency. Their team of professionals have helped deliver our pursuit of Goal Zero in an environment that looks for opportunities to create value for their customers. They have great people and solid equipment to service our needs in the Montney.”

Completions and Well Intervention Superintendent

"This really comes as no surprise. STEP not only preaches safety, but they practice it with pride. Every crew I have worked with has demonstrated this over and over again."

Completions and Well Intervention Supervisor in response to STEP's high COR Audit score

"[STEP has] addressed the challenges of long, deep horizontal wells and has built a first-class team to run built-for-purpose equipment that helps the producer deal with the milling difficulties in these long reach wells. They are a quality operation."

Well Servicing Superintendent

"Recently, STEP Energy Services was called out to perform a milling operation on one of my wells. This well was technically challenging due to depth, trajectory and wellbore pressures. Once on location, STEP’s technical professionals performed the rig up and execution of the proposed job flawlessly. I was truly impressed with both the crews safety culture and purpose built equipment. I will not hesitate to call STEP back in the future for my coiled tubing needs."

Senior CWI Engineer

"Thanks to the [STEP] crew for doing an excellent job on site this past weekend. The crew went above and beyond and I was very pleased with their performance. I’d gladly take that crew back any time."

Onsite Representative