The advanced gas handler is your first line of defense for ESPs against gas in reservoir fluids. It spins and combines gas and fluid into a homogenized mixture that stabilizes ESP operation in up to 50% free gas environments.


Produce reservoirs with up to 50% free gas

Gas handling technology grinds gas into solution to prevent gas locking in the pump
Prevent gas locking and improve ESP efficiency

Gas stays in solution, providing ESP stability, and expands when it exits the pump, improving lift efficiency
Resist erosion and corrosion

Gas compression carries solids through the pump and chromium-nickel steel resists corrosion


  • Conventional and unconventional wells
  • Reservoirs with up to 50% free gas
  • Recently fractured wells will unpredictable gas pockets


  • Available in 272 (69 mm), 319 (81 mm), 338 (86 mm), 362 (92 mm), 406 (103 mm), and 535 (136 mm) series
  • Flowrates up to 7,600 bbl/d @60Hz (1000 m3/d @50Hz)


  • Axial and labyrinth stages work together to homogenize and compress gas and fluid
  • The homogenized gas-fluid mixture improves ESP performance by reducing vibration and pulsing
  • Gas expands out of solution after exiting the ESP and acts as additional gas lift to improve production efficiency
Exterior photo of the advanced gas handler


Photo of the ESP advanced gas handler interior

Outer Diameter



Nominal flow rate

Max inlet GOR

2.72 in.

2.42 ft

44 lb

750 bbl/d (@60Hz)


69 mm

0.74 m

20 kg

100 m3/d (@50Hz)

3.19 in.

2.58 ft

55 lb

2,420 bbl/d (@60Hz)

81 mm

0.79 m

25 kg

320 m3/d (@50Hz)

3.38 in.

2.68 ft

48 lb

1,900 bbl/d (@60Hz)

86 mm

0.82 m

22 kg

250 m3/d (@50Hz)

3.62 in.

2.9 ft

62 lb

1,900 bbl/d (@60Hz)

92 mm

0.87 m

28 kg

250 m3/d (@50Hz)

4.06 in.

2.49 ft

66 lb

2,600 bbl/d (@60Hz)

103 mm

0.76 m

30 kg

350 m3/d (@50Hz)

4.06 in.

2.90 ft

73 lb

5,290 bbl/d (@60Hz)

103 mm

0.89 m

33 kg

700 m3/d (@50Hz)

5.35 in.

3.63 ft

99 lb

18,900 bbl/d (@60Hz)

136 mm

1.11 m

45 kg

1,000 m3/d (@50Hz)

More about our gas handling technology

Our gas handlers are no more than 3.63 ft (1.11 m) in length and take the place of a standard ESP intake. As fluid and gas pass through the handler, stages on the shaft force gas into solution to create a homogenized mixture that can be easily pumped through the ESP.

Our gas handlers include a sequence of axial and labyrinth steps mounted to the shaft. The basic sequence follows:

  1. Gas is broken, grinded, and compressed into solution in the axial stage.
  2. Compressing the gas reduces its volume and increases its elasticity, helping to stabilize the fluid.
  3. The stable mixture enters the labyrinth stage, where it undergoes even more intensive grinding.
  4. This process repeats as the fluid-gas mix flows through the sequential stages, increasing homogenization and consistency so that it can easily pass through the pump.

The gas handler increases the uniformity of the fluid entering the pump. This improves ESP operation and efficiency by reducing vibration and pulsing. As the fluid exits the ESP, free gas is released from the homogenized mixture. It expands out of solution and actually provides additional lift for reservoir fluids. In general, the use of a gas handler helps improve ESP operation and efficiency.

Our gas handlers are designed to perform in wells with up to 50% free gas by volume. For higher gas volumes, we also offer a multiphase pump (up to 75% gas) and an advanced gas separator (up to 85% gas).


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