The recovery, processing and transport of oil and gas products involve the use of various pumps, offshore gas compressor systems, and nitrogen generation package solutions. The type of pumps and compressor equipment being used will depend on the product, process and stage of oil and gas operations.

Discover top suppliers of pumps and compressor solutions

Offshore Technology has listed leading suppliers of pumps and compressor solutions such as plunger and piston pumps, centrifugal pumps, submersible hydraulic pumps, process and injection pumps and nitrogen generation package solutions, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes suppliers of offshore gas compressor systems, air dryers, offshore air compressor systems, screw compressors, compressor controls, and vapour recovery unit compressor packages.

The information contained within the download document is designed for offshore field operators, pump operators and engineers, production operators and managers, pump technicians, and pump valve system engineers.

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Types of offshore air compressor systems and pumps

The offshore sector uses various types of offshore air compressor systems, offshore air compressor solutions and pumps for different phases of oil and gas operations. Offshore air and gas compressors are used for handling gas products, including transport, gas gathering operations, maintaining gas pressure, gas reinjection, and gas lift.

Some of the types of offshore gas compressor systems used in the offshore sector are:

  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Flare gas recovery compressors, and
  • Wet gas compressors

Pumps used in the offshore sector help in transporting the oil, gas, process liquids and other fluids from one stage to another. The most common types of pumps used are:

  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Reciprocating plunger pumps
  • Oil transfer pumps
  • Progressive cavity pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Process pumps
  • Diaphragm pumps
  • Metering pumps, and
  • Seawater pumps

Applications of nitrogen generation package solutions in the offshore sector

Nitrogen finds various applications in the offshore oil and gas sector, particularly in reducing the risk of gas or steam explosions. It is also used for injection and pressure testing, improving oil recovery, protecting tubulars from corrosion, inert gas lifting and tank purging operations.

Offshore oil and gas field developers often have onsite portable nitrogen generation package systems to fulfil their nitrogen requirements. Pressure swing adsorption (PSA) and membrane technology are two main technologies used in nitrogen generation package systems.