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September 12, 2016

Novomet commissions world’s smallest rigless ESP

2.17” O.D. Cable Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump

Odessa, TX, September 2, 2016– Novomet USA, Inc. and WellPro Solutions LLC have successfully deployed and commissioned the world’s smallest diameter Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) System inside of 2-7/8” tubing without using a conventional rig.  This feat was accomplished using a modified industrial cable spooling device and was run to a depth of 4,600’ in less than 30 minutes.

The cable-deployed, inverted ESP system was landed in a modified x-nipple and sealed off at the wellhead with a modified stuffing box.  The unit started without issues and surfaced fluid within 30 minutes.  Initial production rate was exactly as predicted at 300 BFPD.  

“Novomet is constantly striving to be the leader in innovative technology.  This monumental achievement is just the latest success in a long history of providing unique solutions to reduce customers’ overall lifting costs.”

Polina Plotnikova, Novomet VP of International Operations

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

“The successful commercial installation of the 217 system is a benchmark, not only for WellPro Solutions and NOVOMET, but for the entire artificial lift industry. Truly rigless installation and service, minimized well down time, lower operating cost, and maximized production are now achievable and, I believe, will soon be the industry standard.”

Ray Valentine, WellPro Solutions, LLC General Manager

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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