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August 9, 2016

Novomet deploys world’s smallest rigless ESP

2.17” O.D. Cable Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump

Stockdale, TX, August 9, 2016– Novomet USA, Inc. has secured its position as a world leader in the Electric Submersible Pump Industry.

The company has successfully deployed and retrieved the world’s smallest Electrical Submersible Pump System, the first of its kind with a complete assembly. It has proven successful in a 3 inch I.D. test well without using a conventional rig. Others have come close, but Novomet is the first company in history to accomplish this illusive goal.

This feat was accomplished using a modified industrial cable spooling device and was run to a depth of 4,000 feet in less than 20 minutes. Retrieval from that depth was accomplished in less than 15 minutes.

Wallace Huard, Novomet USA’s Sales Manager said “By reducing well intervention costs, this ground breaking technology completely changes the economics of thousands of marginal oil wells across the globe.”

The Ultra Slim 2.17” O.D. Inverted ESP system is designed to be installed in 2-7/8 inch production tubing. It has an operating range of 100 – 900 BFPD, and can be set as deep as 12,000 feet md. Typical applications include sucker rod pump wells with a history of frequent well interventions, and offshore applications with high well intervention costs.

Our ESP industry has long been limited from going smaller by the manufacturing limitation associated with the induction motors.  With permanent magnet motors that barrier has finally been breached.  The retrofit design is truly remarkable for production opportunity without rig intervention on land or offshore. 

- D. Harris, US Major Oil Company

See the ground-breaking footage of this new technology:

Novomet – Not just another ESP provider!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Wallace Huard at (832) 437-5998 or email at whuard@novomet-usa.com.

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