Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and  GE Oil & Gas have signed a multi-million-dollar deal for the provision of progressive cavity pump equipment (PCP) and related services at Nimr fields. The project will commence in the third quarter of 2016 , reported Trade Arabia.

The agreement entails that GE works with its local partner, Edgo, to provide specialized equipment to ensure preventive and corrective maintenance for a number of inherited PCP systems, in addition to supervising the use of these systems in well interventions. GE will also provide technical training to PDO’s team, according to Al Bawaba.

GE Oil & Gas’s CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Rami Qasem, said: “the provision of advanced equipment and services will help in meeting and exceeding the average run-life of the PCP equipment, a critical component in PDO’s production operations.”

GE Oil & Gas, in Oman since 1975, supports its local partners with a wide range of products and services. It has been a key partner in supporting the Sultanate’s energy production. GE’s electric submersible pump technology is deployed at 230 of PDO’s wells to support production. GE is also powering the three LNG trains at Oman LNG’s Qalhat complex with six critical gas turbines driving the trains and six gas turbines generating power.