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Pentag completes major beam pump delivery to UK oilfield

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Pentag Gears and Oilfield Equipment Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of high quality gearing and machinery, has completed the delivery of its 35th beam pump for Wytch Farm oilfield in Dorset.

This is the largest onshore oilfield in Western Europe, operated by Perenco and was originally founded by British Gas Corporation back in 1980. The average daily oil production of the Wytch Farm Oil Field is more than 13 000 bbls.

The Wytch Farm Oil Field comprises three separate oil reservoirs, including the Bridport and Sherwood Jurassic sandstone oil reservoirs and the Frome clay/limestone oil reservoir. Bridport lies 900 m beneath the surface, the Sherwood reservoir is situated at a depth of 1600 m and the Frome reservoir, is 750 m below the surface.

Pentag, which is the sole UK manufacturer of beam pumping units in the UK, has been supplying to Wytch Farm Oil Field for almost 40 years.

Andrew Larkin, Production Manager at Pentag Gears, comments: “This has been a major relationship and has involved close collaboration with engineers at Wytch Farm Oil Field. As a result, when orders for individual units have been received, we have designed, manufactured and delivered the units on time and to budget.”

Pentag offers unobtrusive operation of its beam pumps with its ‘Silent Helical’ gear reducers. All beam pumps are manufactured to the highest quality standards and incorporate corrosion resistant adjustment mechanisms. These beam pumps offer longevity and trouble-free operation in all climatic conditions. They also feature a bolted construction for easy assembly and fully sealed roller or bar type bearings fitted throughout.

The beam pumps are extremely flexible and accept any type of prime mover. Their design also offers an easy and unique method of adjustment of the counterbalance weights for tuning purposes. In addition, Pentag’s beam pumps provide easy access for inspection and maintenance, as well as simple stroke adjustment.

Pentag has the knowledge and expertise to produce a modern, low maintenance, durable and extremely functional pumping unit which provides long term reliable operation. All units comply with A.P.I. specifications.

The latest scheduled delivery to Wytch Farm Oil Field follows Pentag’s recent relocation to Williamthorpe Industrial Estate at Holmewood in Chesterfield into larger premises, alongside its sister company BG Engineering.

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