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KUDU Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCPs)

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Cost-effective artificial lift method handles viscous fluids, high sand cut, and free gas

The KUDU progressing cavity pump is a positive displacement pump with a single helical rotor that rotates inside a double internal helical elastomer-lined stator. The stator is run into the well on the end of the production tubing while the rotor is connected to a rodstring. The PCP lifts fluid by transferring it from the intake at the bottom of the pump to the discharge at the top through a sequence of small, discrete cavities that form as the rotor turns eccentrically within the stator.

The PCP delivers a constant flow, proportional to the size of the cavity and the rotational speed of the rotor. A hydraulic or electric drive system at the surface rotates the rodstring, which causes the rotor to spin within the fixed stator, resulting in fluid production at surface.

Proprietary elastomers provide significant improvements in bond strength, tear strength, abrasion resistance, gas and water resistance, and temperature ratings. Various options are available in addition to the standard KUDU PCP to expand the range of applications. 

KUDU All-Metal PCP

KUDU Rodless PCP

KUDU Tough Coat

EVEN WALL Uniform-Elastomer PCP

KUDU PCP Manager Well Optimization Unit

KUDU Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Surface Equipment

Downhole Ancillary Equipment

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Head Office
9112 40th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P3
Canada
Telephone
+1 403 279 5838

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Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P6
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A KUDU PCP with constant-thickness elastomer ran for 675 days in a high-GOR well where conventional technology had lasted just 79 days.
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