Production Report: Multiphase pumps replace conventional heavy oil facilities

Multiphase pumps (MPPs) offer a potential for reducing environmental risk, improving project cycle time and reducing life cycle costs for some properties in the Midway Sunset field.Texaco California Inc. (TCI) first applied multiphase pumping (MPP) technology as a means for maintaining production from the Midway Sunset diatomite project until regulatory permits were obtained for permanent facilities. But performance results since March 2000 indicate that these pumps are competitive with conventional production shipping facilities for some of TCI's Midway Sunset thermal heavy oil projects.These pumps compared to some conventional production shipping facilities offer potential for impro...

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