Powering up across the field

The first electrical submersible pump (ESP) wells are now being powered by the Rumaila Power Plant, resulting in increased reliability and uptime of the wells.

The five-year programme, which includes the construction of major infrastructure such as overhead transmission lines to carry the electricity, is set to provide a more cost-effective, technologically efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to the existing power source of diesel generators.

Located at the bottom of a well, an ESP helps to lift oil to the surface and makes oil producing wells far more efficient. ESP currently contribute to almost half of ROO’s total oil production.

Since February 2022, a number of ESP wells in the north of the field have been incrementally electrified. The benefits of using of a more stable power source are already evident, and over time should increase the lifetime of the wells, prevent production losses and reduce costs.

“I would like to highlight the work of the NR ESP Equipment Maintenance Section under the excellent leadership of Majid Mohammed Abdulreda, the Deputy Superintendent,” says Pieter de Jong, Operations ESP Manager. “Majid and his team have been instrumental in achieving this work – we simply couldn’t have done it without them. Each team member went above and beyond to ensure that their tasks were completed, and their efforts will bring benefits to the entire organization.”

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