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New pumping system installed in Eastern Mediterranean

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A team from Oil Dynamics recently finished a substantial water installation in a wide mountainous area in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The German company supplied a turn-key electric submersible pumping system (ESPS) including the electrical variable speed drive, control system, wellhead and production
tubing.

The ESPS is producing water from more than 1,500 meter below the ground. The pump itself was installed at 800 metres below the wellhead.

The deep groundwater is used for agricultural irrigation of the neighbouring fruit plantations, especially apple and cherry trees.

Oil Dynamics supported the customer in an urgent need to produce substantial volume of irrigation water for the area.

The complete installation of the ESPS took six days from start to production of the first irrigation water.

The new ESPS solved the deficit of low water availability in the region. Before the installation of the ESPS, the water was pumped from a reservoir dozens of kilometers away in order to irrigate the fruits plantations.

The water is now produced with a lower specific cost per cubic meter. The produced deep ground water has a temperature of almost 60C.

The end customer is already thinking of ways how to use the thermal energy for future heating of greenhouses during the winter season.

The ESPS is producing more than 150m3/h at a total dynamic head of more than 800 m. The rotating components of the equipment needed special attention during the design process.

Highly specialised materials were required to cope with the limited well casing diameter and the demanding production water properties.