WORKING with Baker Hughes, technical services company WellDog has won artificial lift contracts worth $35 million for Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) projects.

The multi-year projects were awarded by different operators through tender processes, with the contracts to be met by WellDog’s artificial lift technology centre in Toowoomba.

WellDog will provide downhole progressing cavity pumping (PCP) system equipment, as well as technologies to extend pump lifetime to coal seam gas operators active in the Surat and Bowen basins under the deal.

WellDog chief executive John Pope said workovers caused by heavy solids production and pump failure plagued CSG projects.

“The pump, which features an elastomer designed for Queensland coal seam gas applications, should further increase pump performance and reliability substantially.”