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Oil Dynamics: Water production from deep aquifers installed in Middle East

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Posted: April 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Water production from deep aquifers: Middle East installation by Oil Dynamics GmbH Team.

A team of Oil Dynamics GmbH 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 1500 meter below the ground. The pump itself was installed at 800 m below the wellhead. The deep groundwater is used for agricultural irrigation of the neighboring fruits 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. Further to this, the produced deep- ground water has a temperature of almost 60°C. 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 specialized materials were required to cope with the limited well casing diameter and the demanding production water properties.

Oil Dynamics supplied the electric submersible pump (ESP) with all its accessories such as a downhole, metal armored cable, down-hole data sensors, production tubing, wellhead and installation tools along with installation and commissioning of the ESPS. Further on the company provided the electrical system consisting of an ESP smartDrive® (a variable frequency drive system including sine wave filter and necessary operating and process control), a transformer and associated surface cabling. The electrical components were built to fit the customer needs and the existing control room, the design and engineering was done in cooperation with the customer. An extensive training class was provided to enable the operators to run and maintain the ESPS.

Oil Dynamics GmbH is a German company, which was founded by a group of seasoned and long experienced professionals with extensive, background in the oil and pump industries. The company focus is directed towards engineering, manufacturing, testing, supply and service of premium Artificial Lift Systems for the upstream oil industry as well as geothermal and water applications. From the onset, the team works on a close and trustful basis with clients and suppliers in order to create value and develop long-term relations and long-lasting solutions for the individual needs of each project, client and supplier.

In support of the global pursuit to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, optimized performance and sustainable technologies are at the heart of their engineering effort. In addition to own designs, Oil Dynamics integrates technologies from global champions into innovative and efficient Artificial Lift or Horizontal Pumping Systems. Based to its internally developed Quality System OD tests each individual equipment and the system integration before shipping the product to the customers.

(Source: Oil Dynamics GmbH)