Root Cause Analysis, Condition Monitoring Address MTBR
04 April 2019
When an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom experienced high pump failure rates on a North Sea platform, a solution was needed quickly.
The company, which produces 28,000 barrels a day, had to fix problems caused by sand damage to six pumps used in the reclaimed oil process. Newly drilled sandy wells caused the sand damage that resulted in production stoppages and shortened the mean time between repair (MTBR) rates for the pumps and seals.
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