Centrilift FLEXPumpER Extended Range Pump

Expands ESP system operating range in unconventional oil wells

The Centrilift FLEXPumpER™ extended range pump provides a wide operating range for electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in applications with rapid production declines. This pump is designed to expand the operating range of the ProductionWave™ FLEXible production solution for unconventional oil wells.

Operators typically switch out artificial lift methods as production rates decline. The FLEXPumpER pump eliminates this requirement with a flow range from 2,900 to 50 barrels per day—the industry’s widest operating range for a single pump. The innovative pump stage design maximizes production while extending ESP system run life.

Exclusive pump design increases efficiency

The production stream in unconventional oil plays typically contains high levels of gas. The advanced design of the FLEXPumpER pump stages features patent-pending advanced turbulence mitigation (ATM) technology to increase pumping efficiency and reduce gas locking. A re-designed bearing system allows the pump to withstand short-term elevated temperatures that are generated by gas slugs. Particle swirl suppression ribs in the diffuser provide abrasion resistance and reduce abrasion buildup.

This innovative, flexible pump design expands the ESP system’s operational flexibility and reduces operating costs, improves reliability, and optimizes production.

New Extended-range ESP System Pump Manages Steep Production Decline Characteristic of Unconventional Oil Wells

HOUSTON – Sept. 15, 2014 – Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of the FLEXPumpER™ extended-range pump, which expands the operating range...

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