Oman oil production relies heavily on ESPs

Electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) play an important role in Oman because the pumps lift about 46% of the 780,000 bo/d of oil and condensates produced in the country. And plans call for the number of ESPs installed to increase significantly over the next few years as secondary and tertiary oil recovery operations become even more dominant.Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO) operates most of the oil production in Oman. PDO is a joint venture among the government of Oman, 60%, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, 34%, TotalSA, 4%, and Partex (Oman) Corp., 2%. Shell is the technical advisor.Operations Click here to enlarge imageOman borders Saudi Arabia, Yeman, and UAE (Fig. 1) and is about the same...

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