Baker Hughes RDPCP System

Increased California operator’s annual revenue USD 262,000

A customer in California had a heavy oil field that was experiencing extremely high fluid levels in all of its wells. Conventional rod lift pumping units were running at a rate of 10 strokes per minute but were not producing enough to lower the fluid levels. After looking at available data, a conversion well was selected which produced 301 BWPD and 3 BOPD while maintaining a fluid level of 1,542 feet over pump (FOP).

Baker Hughes designed a rod driven progressing cavity pumping (RDPCP™) system equipped with a LIFTEQ™ drivehead —the industry’s most robust drivehead line— manufactured to precise standards with rugged durability for the most severe environments. With the combined advantages and efficiencies of the RDPCP system, Baker Hughes was able to increase water production from 301 BWPD to 1,145 BWPD. Oil production increased from 3 BOPD to 17.4 BOPD while dropping the fl uid level from 1,542 to 200 FOP.


Progressing Cavity Pumping Systems

Our progressing cavity pumping systems (PCPs) will lower your operating expenses and maintenance costs when lifting heavy oil or solids-laden fluids. The PCP's extended ...

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