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SPX to provide oil production pumps for EnQuest’s Kraken Field

Flow technology specialist SPX has announced it has been awarded a contract in Q3 worth around $22 million (€16 million) for oil well production pumps. The pumps are to be used for key artificial lift service on EnQuest's new offshore subsea heavy oil field project, currently being developed in the North Sea.

The new order is for fifteen ClydeUnion-branded Hydraulic Submersible Pumps (HSPs), which will be fulfilled by ClydeUnion's main facility located in Glasgow, Scotland. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2014 and continue through 2015.

Each oil production well within the field is to be equipped with a single HSP, located in the well bore more than 3,000ft below the seabed. The pumps will provide pressure boosting for the reservoir fluids to enable production at optimal rates to the field's FPSO facilities. ClydeUnion's turbine-driven HSP technology offers the combination of pressure boosting and flow assurance improvements, which is particularly beneficial for heavy oil production.

The HSP features a multiphase pump technology that has been successfully deployed for more than 12 years, according to Tony Renzi, president of SPX Flow Power & Energy. 'Our technology can reduce the need for well access for pump servicing, and consequently often enables our customers to more easily determine their operating expenditures,' he adds.