First Brazilian heavy-oil ESP starts

The first installation and start-up of an electric submersible pump to produce heavy oil has occurred in the Siri field offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON –The first installation and start-up of an electric submersible pump to produce heavy oil has occurred in the Siri field offshore Brazil.

Centrilift began the two-year test of the system, which includes a 1,000 hp motor and new pump stage to produce 12,500 bbl of 800 Cp liquid per day. The well is ties back some 5,000 ft (1.5 km) to an FPSO.

Following the test, an 18-well field development program is scheduled to begin in 2012.

06/02/2008

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