SandRidge Energy



Transitioned from antiquated equipment including motor starters to more advanced soft starters (VFDs) in the company’s NW Oklahoma, Mississippian Oil Play, to improve efficiencies in production and energy savings.

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Automation and Controls, Electrical


Energy, Oil and Gas


With power companies and cooperatives increasingly demanding greater power savings and power factor improvements, Tri-State Industrial Group consulted with SandRidge Energy to develop and implement a plan to transition from pumpjacks to soft-starts and VFDs. Initially providing Yaskawa VFDs in a variety of horsepower configurations, SandRidge’s demand for VFDs grew as timelines became even more compressed.

Tri-State responded by bringing VFD manufacturing in-house, saving costs on shipping and parts while also meeting SandRidge Energy’s growing weekly quantity demands, averaging twelve (12) VFDs per week. The VFD packages are outdoor-rated and utilize high-end components including line reactors, surge arrestors, space heaters and circuit breakers. Tri-State Industrial Group has built and installed more than 250 VFD packages (125hp, 30hp and 60hp) to date, and is now the preferred provided for VFDs to SandRidge Energy.

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