ESP System Boosted Revenue Potential for Geothermal Energy Project

Baker Hughes increased production rates with ESP system

Production constraints

Water production at a geothermal renewable energy project was limited to about 2,200 gpm (8.328 m3/s) per well with line shaft turbine pump systems. The installation times for turbine pump systems are more than double that of ESP systems. They are also limited in depth setting, because the shaft string requires constant lubrication, which can contaminate the reservoir.

ESP system

Baker Hughes ESP systems are designed to work effi ciently in high-temperature wells at greater depths. For this project, a 725 Series, 800 HP XD motor with a WME 3700 Series pump was installed in one well. The 725 motor is a high-temperature, high-horsepower design pioneered by Baker Hughes.

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