Four API 610 VS4 vertical pumps were recently delivered to Garraf Oil Field in Iraq intended for use with Plan 53B seal support system of the Oil Train 5 Project.
Garraf is the fifth largest oil and gas field in Iraq and is located northwest of Al-Refaei which is 85 kilometers north of the city of Nasiriya. It is estimated to have about 1 million barrels of reserve oils and Petronas along with its partners are trying to increase its production with the addition of Oil Train 5 Project. The estimated output is about 230,000 barrels per day.
The four API 610 VS4 vertical pumps have been placed with Amarinth by China Petroleum Engineering Procurement & Construction or CPECC and cost $650,000.
The pumps possess high strength properties and are resistant to extreme temperatures and features excellent protection against corrosion and oxidation. They have been manufactured from Inconel Alloy 625 which is a nickel-based super alloy.
This was actually a pioneering venture made by CECC with Amarinth. Oliver Brigginshaw of Amarinth expressed his delight with this first order from CECC highlighting their company's proven strength in the Middle East market and their ability to deliver API 610 pumps to Iraq based on strict deadlines.
Amarinth successfully delivered the units within 34 weeks all in accordance with the design and manufacture guidelines set by CPECC.