Oil and gas

Oil and gas

Durable and reliable solutions for your oil and gas applications

The global energy market faces a difficult challenge – how to meet increasing demand while achieving environmental sustainability and meeting the needs of a low-carbon economy and COP21. This challenge is driving significant changes in technology, locations, processes and regulations.

Renewable energy is developing at great speed, but fossil fuels, like oil and gas, remain a significant world fuel source. As the energy map shifts, the locations and the environments become more demanding. Technology is quickly advancing to meet these demands in exploration, production, refining, pipeline, storage and transportation.

Danfoss has considerable expertise in providing high-pressure pumps, specialized instrumentation, hydraulic equipment and first-class AC-drive solutions for the oil and gas industry and is well positioned to help customers enhance their equipment and processes. AC drives provide energy savings to any process in this field through effective speed control of electric motors. They are rapidly replacing the less efficient variable speed mechanical devices in oil pumping, and also bring many benefits in the area of information and diagnostics.

Most of the processes within the oil and gas industry are complex and exposed to harsh environmental conditions, placing a high demand on process equipment. Additionally, the need to reduce lifting costs and optimize production is critical. Achieving a high level of equipment efficiency and availability translates directly into bottom-line benefits: increased production output and improved product quality.

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Optimize pumping speed, control costs

Over 60% of functioning oil wells require some kind of assisted lifting technology to recover the retrievable oil. In onshore wells alone, there are huge energy savings to be gained by using AC drives in progressive cavity pumps (PCP), electric submersible pumps (ESP), beam pumps, reciprocating pumps and centrifugal pumps. Danfoss AC drives are particularly well suited for heavy usage, from fluid flow control in PCP and beam pumps to customized pumping applications. AC drives are also used in the high-pressure systems used for enhanced oil recovery in mature wells.

Danfoss AC drives are specifically designed for the harsh conditions encountered in oil field production, where compressors and pumps may not always operate at their optimal working level. Danfoss supplies low voltage AC drives from 0.25 kW to over 5 MW and medium-voltage drives individually tailored to meet the toughest requirements.

Danfoss offers both air-cooled or liquid-cooled drives for different power and voltage requirements. Investing in highly efficient, largely maintenance-free AC drives helps control costs. This is particularly important for the oil and gas industries, where the need to optimize production, save energy and minimize environmental impact has never been more critical.

Another great reason to improve application processes using AC drives is the greater degree of safety it offers. The improved motor control dramatically reduces the likelihood of onsite accidents, such as belt breaks or mechanical malfunctions. In addition, the harmonic RFI/EMI filtering in the drives eliminates electrical disturbances.

Applications

Upstream

Drilling

  • Top drives​
  • Draw works
  • Rotary tables
  • Cranes-Hoists (active heave)
  • Propulsion (dynamic positioning)
  • Cable/pipe laying
  • Winches
  • Jack-up systems​
  • Mud pumps​
  • Draw works​
  • Cementing pumps​
  • Reciprocating pumps
  • Cranes​
  • Jacking system​
  • Pipe handling​
  • Shakers​
  • Cementing pumps
  • Centrifuges

Injection

  • Injection pumps
  • Fracking pumps

Recovery

  • Electric submersible pumps (ESP)
  • Progressive cavity pumps (PCP)
  • Rod pumps
  • Beam pumps
  • Linear rod pump (LRP)
  • Sucking rod pump (LSR)
  • Hydraulic pumping system
  • Gas lifting
  • Tar sand mining and separation
  • Natural pressure

Midstream

Transport

  • Pipeline pumps
  • Compressors
  • Jetting pumps
  • Distribution pumps

Storage

  • Pumps
  • Compressors

Downstream

Refining

  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Blowers
  • Compressors
  • Centrifuges

Petrochemical

  • Pumps
  • Blowers
  • Compressors
  • Extruders

Air separators

  • Pumps
  • Blowers
  • Compressors