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ConocoPhillips reduced overhead costs by £4985 per pump (over a 5 year period) and improved their ecological impact,with the PPM32/3 mechanical seal process pump thanks to the lower energy consumption and higher efficiency design.

ConocoPhillips Case Study:

ConocoPhillips is one of the largest oil and gas discovery companies globally with operations in the North Sea and in Scotland.

As part of a process refurbishment on the oil rig, ‘Judy’ in the J-Area infrastructure on the Britannia oil field in the North Sea; ConocoPhillips required a custom built pump to fit within the confines of the limited space and the existing pipework.

ConocoPhillips submitted their enquiry to Crest Pumps Group for a process pump that would be installed and last a long period of time with minimal maintenance and would conform to the oil rig specifications.

Crest Pumps Group supplied the PPM32/2 mechanical seal pump in thermoplastic polypropylene manufactured from solid in our UK manufacturing plant.

The PPM32/2 was built to the exact oil rig requirements, including specialised fittings and pipe connections. The PPM32/2 was chosen for its ability to pump at an efficient rate even with a smaller motor for reduced energy consumption whilst maintaining the ranges high efficiency design.

The pump came with ATEX Zone 1 specification to ensure total pumping safety in an explosive environment.

By installing the PPM32/2, ConocoPhillips has been able to reduce energy costs by £4985 per pump over a 5 year period.   They have been able to reduce their impact on the environment thanks to the 5.5kW motor installed with the pump, and the higher efficiency pumping at the duty point. This is in comparison to the previous 7.5kW motor installed on the original pumps.

As a result of choosing Crest Pumps Group for their flushing process, ConocoPhillips has been able to drastically reduce operational costs thanks to the energy efficiency of the Crest range.

Learn more about the PPM mechanical seal process pumps

Learn more about ATEX 

ConocoPhillips - Oil Rig - installation in North Sea

ConocoPhillips - £4895 Saved - energy efficient design

ConocoPhillips - ATEX Zone 1 installation

ConocoPhillips - 24/7 running installation

ConocoPhillips - UK BUILT from solid in our UK plant


Company ConocoPhillips 
Industry Oil and Gas (Oil Rig)
Application Flushing Solution
Capacity 9m3/hr
Discharge Head 48 meters
Viscosity 1 cP
Model Supplied 4x PPM32/2
Material Polypropylene and Stainless Steel


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