Amid Pipes, Pumps and Power: GE Is in the Field Helping Oil and Gas Producers Be Productive
It’s not something you likely think about, but the business of bringing oil and gas out of the ground is very much a physical, mechanical business. And while the Industrial Internet can play a role in helping optimize the process, the production of oil and gas is very much about pipes and pumps, generators, valves and plungers – all working to bring hydrocarbons to the surface in an orderly and controlled way.
Another truism is that much of the oil and gas being produced nowadays is located in places that are “off grid.” So not only do you have all this heavy and light equipment, but producers also have to provide their own electricity to power everything. This is certainly the case in the Middle East, where most oil and gas is located in remote desert or shallow offshore fields.
That’s why GE is so proud to be showing off at ADIPEC 2014 it’s just launched NovaLT16 gas turbine for mechanical drive and power generation applications in the oil and gas industry. This 16.5-megawatt gas turbine provides up to 37% mechanical efficiency, helping to improve operator performance, whether for pipeline compression, power generation, or other oil and gas plant compression applications.
A real bonus, given the remote nature of most fields is the low-maintenance of this new gas turbine, which features high availability of up to 99%, and an average four years of continuous operation between maintenance cycles.
“As a nearly 80-year partner to the region’s hydrocarbon industry, GE Oil & Gas is pleased to bring its latest technologies into this region, where improved efficiency and productivity are key factors for operators,” said Rami Qasem, President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
Also at ADIPEC (the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference), GE Oil & Gas is showcasing its Well Performance Services (WPS), covering artificial lift solutions, including beam pump systems, hydraulic pump systems, plunger lifts, gas lifts, progressive cavity systems, automation equipment, well optimization and services for the oil and gas sector.
In addition, GE Oil & Gas is presenting its new web-based Customer Training Learning Management System, designed to help customers develop the technical and managerial skills of their staff. The system also features a tool to measure skills and identify required job-specific competencies.
Visit GE Oil & Gas at Booth 3422, Hall 3 at ADIPEC, which runs through Thursday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.