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WellDog awarded AUS$35 million in CBM artificial lift contracts

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WellDog has announced that it has inked exclusive, multi-year contracts worth about AUS$35 million through its Artificial Lift business unit based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. The contracts commit the company to providing downhole progressing cavity pumping (PCP) system equipment, as well as technologies to extend pump lifetime, to coalbed methane (CBM) operators active in the Surat and Bowen basins.

"Frequent workovers caused by heavy solids production and pump failure have plagued CSG since it started," said WellDog CEO, John M. Pope. "Our solids management technical products have been proven over the past few years to provide a step change increase in pump lifetime."

"The pump, which was developed by Baker Hughes and features an elastomer designed for Queensland coal seam gas applications, should further increase pump performance and reliability substantially. We're pleased to see these advanced technical solutions being adopted by the CSG industry."

The contracts were awarded by multiple operators. WellDog submitted the winning bids in partnership with Baker Hughes, its key artificial lift provider. Baker Hughes is a global leader in artificial lift systems and services for the oil, gas, and water production markets.

WellDog's Artificial Lift business unit was launched in 2014 and was promptly followed by the opening of its Artificial Lift Technology Centre in Toowoomba, QLD.

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