Welldog pumps for Qld

PUMP failure issues have plagued the CSG industry since it started, and in an effort to tackle it WellDog has inked a $35 million, multi-year with upstream operators to provide cost effective, downhole progressing cavity pumping system equipment, as well as technologies to extend pump lifetime to operators active in the Surat and Bowen basins.

Haydn Black

Reporter

"Frequent workovers caused by heavy solids production and pump failure have plagued CSG since it started," WellDog CEO John Pope said.

"Our solids management technical products have been proven over the past few years to provide a step change increase in pump lifetime.

"The pump, which was developed by Baker Hughes and features an elastomer designed for Queensland coal seam gas applications, should further increase pump performance and reliability substantially."

The contracts were awarded by multiple undisclosed operators via competitive tender processes that attracted the world's top artificial lift equipment and service providers.

WellDog submitted the winning bids in partnership with Baker Hughes, its key artificial lift provider.

The company's Artificial Lift business unit was launched in 2014 and was followed by the opening of its Artificial Lift Technology Centre in Toowoomba, Queensland.

The business unit provides a suite of artificial lift products to the Australian coal seam gas market including pumps, drives and solids management technology.

WellDog also provides pump inspection services to verify pump efficiency and determine root cause analysis of pump failure at its base in Toowoomba.

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