Having just expanded its fleet of nitrogen storage tanks in Australia quite significantly, BJ Services has also added its largest nitrogen pump unit to its Middle East fleet.

At the same time as almost doubling its fleet in Australia, the company has made the significant addition to its fleet in Dubai, Middle East.

Both developments are seen as boosting efficiency of operations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

Dubai development
Based permanently at the BJ base in Dubai, the 660,000 scf/hr trailer-mounted nitrogen pump unit features a tractor unit and integral 3,000 USG LN2 tank.

The LN2 tank can pump and vaporise nitrogen at flows of 11,000 scfm, a major benefit to operations. Previously, 16 personnel using smaller pumps were required to pump at this rate.

With the new LN2 tank, only four crewmembers are required to achieve such a level of flow, which translates to reduced labour and equipment mobilisation costs.

The unit can also discharge nitrogen gas at high temperatures (in excess of 200°C), making it ideal for drying out plants or stripping hydrocarbons from sieve beds. It is also regarded as the perfect tool for satisfying clients with high volume nitrogen requirements, including large process systems and large well service operations.