Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has been supplied with the first “Made in Oman” electric submersible pump (ESP) system for its oil operations from a factory in Sohar. The plant was opened on the Sohar Industrial Estate after PDO negotiated a three-year USD $105 million contract with Borets, a global leader in artificial lift systems engineering, manufacturing, sales and servicing.
The facility will assemble and service ESPs, which provide an efficient and reliable artificial-lift method for extracting moderate to high volumes of fluids from wellbores. Borets Seven Seas contractors will also install, commission, test and maintain the equipment in the field. Borets is planning to extend the facility to cater for the assembly, testing and service of the surface components of the systems, alongside the current downhole ones.