Improving oil recovery through innovative solutions
The MCP is a radically new pump concept, bringing a vast range of advantages compared to conventional pump systems. The concept is based on stacking a series of integrated motor impellers that co-rotate around a static shaft. This arrangement eliminates the rotor-dynamic challenges experienced by conventional pumps, and improves reliability by eliminating the need for a mechanical seal around a rotating shaft. Each stage in the pump has its own process lubricated bearings thereby eliminating the need for a topside barrier fluid system, leading to a simplified umbilical and a significantly reduced topside footprint.