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Innovative solutions for today’s toughest environments INTERNATIONAL CABLE MANUFACTURER Tratos has been making specialist cables for power, control, signalling and fibre-optics, and developing composite types for 50 years. It is one of the fastest-growing and most technically innovative manufacturers in the industry, with a successful track record for providing off-the-shelf and bespoke-designed upstream, downstream and subsea cables, says the company. The company, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is an established name in oil and gas - delivering offshore umbilical cables (in partnership with Brazilian manufacturer MFX) as well as highly specialised submarine cables for a large variety of onshore and offshore operations. Half a century of research and development and the foresight it brings provides additional advantages when taking on the challenging environments of the oil and gas industry. In an industry that demands exceptional durability and consistent performance from all equipment, approval to relevant standards is vital. Cabling permanently open to the elements or installed alongside heavy duty, industrial equipment that could cause damage, has to work hard to retain its integrity. Tratos ensures that all its offshore cables are tested extensively in laboratory trials and real-life installations to safeguard exceptional reliability. Tratos’ cables meet a wide range of standards, including UK standard BS6883, IEC 60092-353, Norwegian standard NEK 606, Eni Italian standard as well as American and European standards. Tratos Oil & Gas JBA® is a special cable range designed and manufactured for this market. The JBA family of cables is mud resistant, fire resistant to extreme temperatures and capable of withstanding extreme conditions including water and impact. The cable range is Lloyd’s approved. A constant within Tratos is its focus on the creation of new products with improved performance. The company devotes considerable human and
Tratos Cavi celebrates its 50th anniversary this year
financial resources to the research and development of optimum performance cable products. Its researchers continually monitor cables under stress: the effects of fire and any toxic substances released during combustion. Because of the risk it presents, fire is a subject always under consideration in corporate strategies and in Tratos’ Research and Development laboratories. New cables, with special structures and compounds and all the elements necessary to abide by international regulations are regularly reviewed to find any margin for improvement, says the company. Products often require different performance levels according to the countries to which they are exported. This demands high levels of engagement and the analysis of economic parameters for the final product to be competitive as well as high quality in different markets. Tratos’ own internal research activity is wide-ranging, thanks to company investment in the latest high-tech instrumentation.
Bosch Rexroth provides the perfect solution for efficient oil production ONE OF THE leading specialists in drive and control technology Bosch Rexroth’s Rexroth R7 offers solutions to enhance the efficiency and reliability of oilwells with hydraulic drives for downhole pumps. The pump drive R7 is built up of a hydraulic cylinder mounted directly on the well head tubing and a hydraulic power unit (HPU). After the oil price slump in the Middle East region, the adoption of new technologies has become even more important in order to boost output and tackle global competitiveness. There is a higher demand for those equipment that can provide clean, efficient and cost-effective solutions at the backdrop of this.
Many oilfields across the region, and globe, still use downhole pumps with mechanical pump jacks. The drawbacks are obvious in this case they require an enormous amount of energy, thereby exposing the production wells components to maximum mechanical stress. The Rexroth R7 facilitates lower construction heights and allow for the individual adaptation of downhole pump cycle times and stroke lengths to the oil inflow. This makes oil extraction quicker, more energy-and cost-efficient than traditional mechanical systems. The compact module design aids in easy installation and quick commissioning on site; cycle times can be individual adjusted for increased productivity, which means the maximum lifting speed is not limited by the maximum lowering speed; the pump strokes and speed can be freely and easily adjusted to the oil level and consistency; the cycle has long shelf-life and better reliability. Clients can access direct output and monitor operation data (dynamogram) and the production well site can be directly controlled via the machine control console or via remote data transmission. It is proven that Rexroth solution is successfully ahead of its competitors when it comes to productivity and efficiency in the oil and gas industry. The Rexroth R7 has been installed by several customers: Wintershall (Germany), Morical & PDVSA (Venezuela), Petronorte & Hocol (Columbia), Shengli Oilfield (China). In addition to having been installed in Indonesia, Argentina and Ecuador. Technical specifications include: • Maximum operating pressure: 350bar • Electric drive power: up to 50kW • Stroke lengths: up to six metres (standard) • Lifting force: up to 20 tonnes • Sucker rod length: up to 4,000 metres
The Rexroth R7 compact module design aids in easy installation and quick commissioning on site.
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Advantage of Rexroth R7: • Energy recovering via fly wheel • Less overwork, because of longer life of sucker rods.