Summer 2014

Game changers

RMSpumptools poised for expansion after the successful launch of two innovative products set to create new industry standards.

Following the success of its widely used Automatic Diverter Valve (ADV™)RMSpumptools has launched its new ground-breaking SWITCH® product. Conceived in-house by senior design engineer Jonny Murty, it provides the ability to run dual electrical submersible pump (ESP) systems with a single cable to surface without the need of additional costly equipment.

Installing the SWITCH® in the well dispenses the need for dual power cables controlling separate ESPs, saving production and planning time, capital outlay and operating costs. What’s more, it includes factory-prepared cable terminations to proprietary RMSpumptools plug-and-socket connectors, to enhance safety during installation.

Other exciting new developments include RMSpumptools’ wellhead and packer penetrators for extremely hot environments, such as Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) - a means of injecting steam into bitumen reserves to decrease the viscosity and allow production of hydrocarbons via an electrical submersible pump to surface - and Geothermal applications. These industry first products utilise new patented materials which are capable of operating in temperatures exceeding 320°C.

Currently in the final stages of production, the new generation penetrators look set to create a new industry standard for ESP artificial lift - the process of extracting hydrocarbons using an electrical submersible pump - in ultra-high temperature applications and have the potential to open global SAGD and Geothermal market opportunities.

To cope with anticipated demand for its new products, RMSpumptools is building a new 12,000sq ft workshop at its headquarters in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, and taking on new staff.

The company’s new workshop will mean higher levels of production and faster turnaround of product for customers. It will also provide a more integrated working environment for the development and testing of new products, alongside improved facilities for staff and customers.

RMSpumptools’ managing director Stan Foster-Rooke says:

“With our track record of work with oil and gas industry operators and service companies, together with our new products that will help facilitate production in deep water, extreme high pressure and high temperature environments, the timing for this expansion is right.”

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