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Description of Business

Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business


U.S. Well Services, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), f/k/a Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp, is a Houston, Texas-based technology-focused oilfield service company focused on electric powered pressure pumping services for oil and natural gas exploration and production (“E&P”) companies in the United States. The process of pressure pumping involves pumping a pressurized stream of fluid—typically a mixture of water, chemicals, and proppant—into a well casing or tubing to cause the underground mineral formation to fracture or crack. Fractures release trapped hydrocarbon particles and provide a conductive channel for the oil or natural gas to flow freely to the wellbore for collection. The propping agent or proppant becomes lodged in the cracks created by the stimulation process, “propping” them open to facilitate the flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir to the well.

The Company’s fleets consist mostly of all-electric, mobile pressure pumping equipment and other auxiliary heavy equipment to perform stimulation services. The Company's Clean Fleet® electric fleets replace the traditional engines, transmissions, and radiators used in conventional diesel fleets with electric motors powered by electricity generated by natural gas-fueled turbine generators. The Company utilizes high-pressure hydraulic fracturing pumps mounted on trailers and refers to the group of pump trailers and other equipment necessary to perform a typical job as a “fleet” and the personnel assigned to each fleet as a “crew”. In May 2021, the Company announced its commitment to becoming an all-electric pressure pumping services provider and since then it has sold most of its legacy, diesel-powered pressure pumping equipment. We have retained some of our legacy, diesel-powered pressure pumping equipment for use during our transition to support our electric fleets and bridge the time gap between our customers' current service needs and the deployment of our newbuild Nyx Clean Fleets®. Upon delivery, our Nyx Clean Fleets® are intended to replace any conventional fleet in operation.