GE to supply pumping systems for saltwater disposal

Pro Water develops technology for the disposal of saltwater produced from oil and gas wells. The first Centerline SWD systems will be used in deep injection wells in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation.

The GE Oil & Gas horizontal surface pumping systems (SPS) feature directly-coupled, multistage centrifugal pumps designed for high pressure, low- to- medium-flow, environmentally sensitive applications.

“Our SPS systems, drives and controls are a natural fit with Pro Water, and we are eager to support the growth of such an environmentally responsible, efficient, byproduct disposal system,” said Gareth Ford, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas’ Artificial Lift segment. “Pro Water is a pioneer in the field of sustainable technology, and we are looking forward to a successful partnership developing innovative solutions to solve today’s environmental challenges.”

Pro Water expects to deliver the first Centerline SWD system in North Dakota by the end of January 2012, with projected completion by March 2012. The next three wells will be completed in June, September and November 2012, respectively. Three additional wells will be completed in 2013.