bottom-hole pump

bottom-hole pump

[′bäd·əm ¦hōl ‚pəmp]
(petroleum engineering)
A pump installed near the bottom of a well to lift well fluids; may be a rod pump, high-pressure liquid pump, or a centrifugal pump.
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The majority of these wells are down because the bottom-hole pump needs to be replaced.
today announced the receipt of a significant order for fifty sets of Petrovalve Plus(R) bottom-hole pump valves, to be installed in the 320-pumping- well Morichal heavy oil field in the prolific Orinocas Belt of eastern Venezuela.
generally recognized as the world's premier oil show, attracts industry participation from around the world, and awareness is spreading rapidly throughout the industry that the patented Petrovalve Plus(R) system embodies the first breakthrough in bottom-hole pump valve design in 43 years: a stem-guided hemispherical plunger that performs better, and lasts longer, than the industry's standard ball-and-seat valve, effectively rendering the ball-and-seat systems obsolescent in most working situations and, most noticeably, in high gas-to-oil ratio wells, big-bore wells and deviated wells.