The Evolution of Hydraulic Fracturing and its Effect on Frac Pump Technology
Developed in the early 20th century and made commercially viable mid-century, hydraulic fracturing is a vital process in the production of oil and natural gas in North America. Hydraulic fracturing is...
Pumps for Shale
In July 2008, oil and gasoline prices reached an historic high in the United States with costs soaring upward of $4 per gallon. Similarly, oil costs reached a record $147 per barrel. This phenomenon...
The Modern Mud Pump
Since the modern mud (or slush) pump was built approximately 60 years ago, the industry has widely accepted the three cylinder or triplex style pump. Triplex mud pumps are manufactured worldwide, and...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008Artificial lift technology selection is highly dependent on the conditions of the wellbore and the specific application parameters of a given well. Electrical...
11-Year-Old Source of Forced Outages Found
Main oil pump hydraulic geometry was the root cause of numerous false turbine/generator overspeed trips.Troubleshooting rotating equipment failures and improving reliability is a process of...
Using ESP systems for artificial lift
High Temperature Electric Submersible Pumps Effective in Oil Sands Production
Some oil and gas industry analysts have estimated that heavy oil and bitumen represent more than two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. As global energy demands increase, demand for production from...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008 As oil prices and gasoline usage have increased, the demands on U.S. oil and gas wells have grown dramatically. In the past, there was a low cost supply from the...
Multiphase pumping applications, also referred to as tri-phase, have been growing during the past several years, especially due to increased oil drilling activity. For example, in Canada the drilling...
Production, distribution and refining applications in the oil and gas industry rely heavily on motor-driven pumps and pumping systems. Keeping electric motors driving critical operations at peak...
Pumps & Systems, April 2008In today's upstream and midstream oil and gas environment, screw pumps are playing a larger role in what has traditionally been a centrifugal and reciprocating pump...