Oil Dynamics complete water installation for agricultural irrigation

Oil Dynamics field serviceA team of Oil Dynamics GmbH, a supplier of turnkey systems, pumps, and field services, has finished a substantial water installation in a wide mountainous area in the Middle East

Oil Dynamics was hired to support a customer in urgent need to produce a substantial volume of irrigation water for the area to be used for agricultural irrigation of the neighbouring fruits plantations, especially apple and cherry trees. To provide this, company suggested and supplied a turn-key electric submersible pumping system (ESPS) including the electrical variable speed drive, control system, wellhead and production tubing.

The complete installation of the ESPS took six days from start to production of the first irrigation water and is now producing water, more than 150 cu m per hour, from more than 1500 m below the ground (the pump itself was installed at 800 m below the wellhead).

The rotating components of the equipment needed special attention during the design process with highly specialised materials required to cope with the limited well casing diameter and the demanding production water properties.

Oil Dynamics supplied the electric submersible pump (ESP) with all its accessories such as a downhole, metal armoured cable, down-hole data sensors, production tubing, wellhead and installation tools along with installation and commissioning of the ESPS. The company also provided the electrical system consisting of an ESP smartDrive (a variable frequency drive system including sine wave filter and necessary operating and process control), a transformer and associated surface cabling. 

The electrical components were built to fit the customer needs and the existing control room, the design and engineering was done in cooperation with the customer and an extensive training class was provided to enable the operators to run and maintain the ESPS.

The new ESPS solved the deficit of low water availability in the region. Before the installation of the ESPS, the water was pumped from a reservoir dozens of kilometres away in order to irrigate the fruits plantations. The water is now produced with a lower specific cost per cubic meter and has a temperature of almost 60°C so that the customer is already thinking of how to use the thermal energy for future heating of greenhouses during the winter season.

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