GE’s 1,000th Oilfield Pumping Unit and Egypt’s High-Value Manufacturing
When we think of economic development, things like job creation, new factories and worker productivity come to mind. We don’t usually think of oilfield pumping units.
But we should.
That’s because manufacturing industrial equipment such as these pumping units used in upstream oil and gas production is what successful economic development looks like on the ground to the companies and workers who make them. It’s also an example of great localized manufacturing.
Today, GE and Petrojet Egypt are celebrating the 1,000th API-certified sucker-rod pumping unit being produced locally in Egypt. Given its API (American Petroleum Institute) certification, the production of this industrial equipment demonstrates the high-quality manufacturing that’s happening in the country.
This milestone highlights the growing local Egyptian expertise in serving the country’s domestic oil and gas supply chain and its ability to keep pace with the latest technological advancements.
Petrojet, which has 25 years of experience in manufacturing process static equipment for upstream oil and gas plants, was the first partner of GE Well Performance Services (WPS) outside the United States to build surface-well pumps. Over the years, these pumps have been used in oil fields in Egypt, across the Middle East and in Europe.