The American Oil & Gas Reporter
In today’s oil field economy, it makes a lot of sense for operators to be well informed about improvements and enhancements to conventional artificial lift methods to optimize and extend production from producing reservoirs.
Twin-screw or three-screw pumps are often used in crude oil pipeline services. Three-screw pumps can boost pressure from laterals to the main trunk lines, while twin-screw pumps are predominantly used in the main line boosting stations.
Multiphase pumps are finding added use as a supplement to conventional artificial lift systems to reduce the production footprint and environmental disturbance by combining oil and gas transport in a single multiphase pipeline to a central process facility. In tight shale production, the typical rapid decline of the natural reservoir pressure and added associated gas production demands solutions justifying increasing drilling, fracking, and completion costs.
In connection with upstream and midstream oil and gas production, pumps perform a large variety of services enabling gathering and processing of hydrocarbons and their derivates for the benefit of industrial users and consumers. These pumps are traditionally divided into two categories or principles: hydrodynamic and positive displacement pumps.
Manufacturing Best Practices
January 23, 2020
Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. recently delivered a machine to a customer so it could produce lead screws for a large aerospace manufacturer. Attila B. Catto, president of the Leistritz Machine Tools division, explains the customer chose the Leistritz machine because it needed to use a space-age material, and no other manufacturer could provide the same tool life and production capability as Leistritz’s machine.