Geothermal power plants use water naturally heated by the earth to generate electricity. Geothermal energy is clean, renewable, and helps reduce carbon emissions related to power generation. But harsh conditions in geothermal wells cause many downhole pumps to fail prematurely. Typical geothermal well environments feature:
In 2018 and 2019, Novomet engineers used decades of knowledge and experience gained through deploying electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in harsh oil and gas wells to begin developing a cost-effective geothermal pumping system. This newly adapted geothermal ESP system featured heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant pumps and permanent magnet motors, which consume less electricity and produce less heat than downhole induction motors. Geothermal fields in Turkey provided the challenging conditions needed for Novomet to pilot its geothermal pumping systems.
The path forward for responsible oil and gas production is to always look for new ways to reduce the cost required to find, tap, and produce a barrel of oil or a cubic meter of gas. Most oilfield services companies are heavily focused on exploration and drilling.
By contrast, Novomet is hyper-focused on completions and production. More specifically, Novomet is a leader among oilfield service companies with superior technologies that produce higher volumes of hydrocarbons while helping lower the overall cost of production.
The goal is to continuously make more oil and gas with less effort, cost, and environmental impact. The next great breakthroughs in the oil and gas industry will not come from new exploration, drilling, pipeline, or refining technology. Rather, they will come from advances in our ability to economically produce more hydrocarbons from the wells we are already drilling.
Our purpose is simple and straight-forward: We lift the fluids that power the world. Our mission is to harvest what other oilfield service companies leave behind, reduce the power and cost required to produce hydrocarbons, and develop viable green energy solutions.
* Based on 1.2 lb of CO2 emissions per kilowatt-hour accourding to U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Electricity Sector projections, published January 7, 2019.
People, businesses, and economies have more opportunities to grow when they have access to safe, affordable sources of energy. Electricity keeps us warm, helps us stay healthy, and drives speed and agility in commerce. The goal of the energy industry is to provide power for as low a cost and with as little environmental impact as possible.
Renewable energy sources remain a priority. As costs come down for geothermal, solar, wind, hydro-electric, and other alternative forms of energy, there will be less dependence and need for oil and gas. Until that happens, the most economical and environmentally responsible path forward is to continue to find and produce enough hydrocarbons to meet the world’s energy demands.
Novomet remains dedicated to helping energy companies harvest the hydrocarbons they need to power the world—for as low an environmental and economic impact as possible.