SFC Energy subsidiary Simark Controls Ltd has delivered a C$0.5 million follow-up order for its fully integrated variable frequency drive systems (VFDs) to an Alberta oil producer.

The VFD systems operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from well-pads. The VFDs significantly reduce installation and operating costs. Additional benefits include improved pump uptimes, optimized pump operation and augmented oil production.

“We continue to adapt our Variable Frequency Drive solutions to suit the unique requirements of each one of our users,” said Mark Vandenbrink, Simark Controls vice president Drives & Motor Control. “Oil & gas producers are looking for intelligent customized solutions to help them increase their performance, automate their operations, reduce their integration and operating costs, and facilitate their logistics. Our Simark systems portfolio is perfectly suited to meet all these demands.”