Lukoil tests innovation Tatarstan oil pumps

Lukoil tests innovation Tatarstan oil pumpsTwo new pumping units developed by Alnas, a centrifugal submersible pump maker in the mid-Volga area, have reached an acceptance level in Lukoil wells.

Alnas, a centrifugal submersible pump maker based in Tatarstan?s Almetyevsk, in the mid-Volga area, has successfully completed acceptance testing of its two new pumping units in oil wells being developed by Lukoil, a leading Russian oil producer, Rusenergy.com reports. The Almetyevsk-based manufacturer is said to have modified the design of the pumps? flow channels, which is believed to have led to halving the mounting height of pumping units with a capacity of 250+ cubic meters a day. Using innovation pumping stages that feature cylindrical-section blades is reported to have enabled the oil company to increase the energy efficiency of the new equipment by more than 10% while cutting the cost of pumping unit maintenance. Pumping capacity has not been compromised in the process, Rusenergy underscored. ?The success of field testing at Uraineftegaz [a Lukoil subsidiary in West Siberia] marks the first step towards a complete overhaul of Alnas? overall philosophy in equipment manufacture for the oil sector[/a]...