NETZSCH Pump Solutions in the Oil and Gas Mid-/Downstream Sectors

We find and develop the perfect positive displacement pump for your individual application

Ulrich Eibl Business Field Manager Oil & Gas Mid-/Downstream

"The effective use of our world’s oil and gas deposits represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. In particular, our NEMO®, NOTOS® and TORNADO® pump systems offer new opportunities to leverage dwindling oil resources and raise production rates of existing oil fields. Besides lower quality crude oils and high viscous oils also multiphase fluids can be produced economically and efficiently.“

Ulrich Eibl
Business Field Manager Oil & Gas Mid-/Downstream


Innovative pump solutions in the oil and gas midstream/downstream sectors: As the global market leader in the field of positive displacement pumps, NETZSCH offers you pumps and systems optimally tailored to you and your application. The satisfaction of our customers is always our top priority.

The variety of general applications in the oil and gas mid/downstream sector ranges from crude oil unloading at a rail terminal to production on offshore platforms and tank emptying to use on ships. We at NETZSCH will work with you to find or develop a customised solution for your application. We promise you Proven Excellence - outstanding performance in all areas.

Oil and gas midstream/downstream opportunities

"The effective use of our world’s oil and gas deposits represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. In particular, our NEMO®, NOTOS® and TORNADO® pump systems offer new opportunities to leverage dwindling oil resources and raise production rates of existing oil fields. Besides lower quality crude oils and high viscous oils also multiphase fluids can be produced economically and efficiently“, says Ulrich Eibl, business field manager oil and gas midstream/downstream.

Together with you, the requirements are specified in the project planning phase, and the optimum pumps are selected. An extensive product range is available for this purpose. We provide you with independent and impartial advice. On a global level, we develop customised as well as sophisticated solutions for your request.

ATEX-compliant pumping in potentially explosive atmospheres

Do you need to convey your product in potentially explosive areas? The NOTOS® multi screw pumps from NETZSCH make it possible. Thanks to the innovative design, the multi screw pumps are ATEX-certified. This means you can safely pump low to highly lubricating liquids with low to high viscosity, as well as shear-sensitive or chemically aggressive media, even in potentially explosive areas. At the same time, they fulfil all legal requirements.

Conveying on an FPSO - floating production, storage and offloading unit

All from a single supplier: There are numerous pumping applications on an FPSO - floating production, storage and offloading unit. The requirements could not be more different, from the cleaning of marine diesel oil to emptying storage tanks and pumping service water. Thanks to our extensive product portfolio with NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, NOTOS® multi screw pumps and TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps, you can cover all applications with one supplier.

Efficient extraction of crude oil in tank farms

High flow rate and low noise level at the same time: NOTOS® multi screw pumps offer you exactly this, even with fluctuating temperatures and viscosities. For example, you can significantly minimise noise when unloading crude oil at an industrial rail terminal. In addition, thanks to its design, the NOTOS® enables you to empty the containers almost completely. Even a brief dry run presents no problems for the multi screw pump.

Efficient emptying of tanks and wagons

The emptying of tanks and wagons filled with highly viscous media poses special challenges. With the optionally heatable NOTOS® multi screw pumps, you can empty your tanks almost completely. This saves resources on the one hand and time on the other. Thanks to the optimised geometry of the pump chamber, you also increase your effectiveness when pumping petroleum products while at the same time ensuring gentle transport.

Constant conveying of crude oil at remote oil fields

NEMO® progressing cavity pumps guarantee constant flow rates regardless of the product viscosity. Even enormous temperature fluctuations and sometimes high solids content pose no problems for the progressing cavity pumps. This means that you can pump your product gently and with low pulsation under the most challenging conditions in small oil fields. In addition, NEMO® progressing cavity pumps offer you particularly long service lives, effectively reducing your operating costs.

Success stories from the oil and gas midstream/downstream sectors

Railcar Unloading Multi Screw Pump

NOTOS® multi screw pumps from NETZSCH ensure a high flow with low noise for crude oil unloading at an industrial rail terminal

A major industrial rail terminal operator in the United States initially wanted to improve the noise level and operation of a rail car unloading pump for crude oil at their facility. The tank terminal design included a rail car unloading rack employing three gear pumps. More...

Three different pump types ensure reliable pumping on an FPSO off the English coast

Immense effort is required to access new deposits, as boreholes have to be prepared and created. It can take years of preparation before a new oil field comes online. For offshore wells, oil producers now frequently are opting for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO). More...

NOTOS® multi screw pump is ATEX certified and can therefore be used in potentially explosive atmospheres

The Directive 2014/34/EU defines the marketing and provision of equipment and protective systems in potentially explosive atmospheres. More...

Constant delivery rate regardless of the product viscosity: NEMO® progressing cavity pumps in a remote oilfield

The transfer of crude oil always presents new challenges and so it was on an oilfield in the Tatarstan region of Russia. Crude oil, containing up to three percent sand, is conveyed there in a 24-hour operation and a pumping system that is set up outdoors, where temperature can sometimes drop to - 40 ºC.  More...

NETZSCH Pumps for Limited Space on Board: A wide Variety of Highly Viscous and Contaminated Media in Maritime Applications

When pumps are used on ships and in ports, the technology must meet special requirements: this means the pumps should not only cope with a really wide variety of fluids, but should also be as space-saving, maintenance-free and easy to handle as possible. More...

Tank stripping becomes more efficient: Multi screw pumps strip out even highly viscous media

As containers and temporary storage, tanks to entire tank farms are the backbone of many industries, in particular in the oil and fuel sector. But these types of media are often highly viscous, making it difficult to empty or ‘strip’ all the medium out of the tanks. More...

Vertical progressive cavity pumps from NETZSCH are ideally suited for extracting oil from oil tanks

When a major energy pipeline company looked to streamline their pumping system for their oil storage tanks, they called on NETZSCH to design and build customized vertical cavity sump pumps for lower maintenance and operational efficiencies. More...

NETZSCH product portfolio in the oil and gas midstream/downstream sectors

NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pumps

NEMO® progressing cavity pumps have a very broad application range and are used in all branches of industry for the continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance of almost any substance. One advantage for the operator is that such a valveless positive-displacement pump is also capable of transporting stringy material safely.

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TORNADO® Rotary Lobe Pumps

NETZSCH TORNADO® self-priming, valveless, positive displacement pumps can be optimally customised to meet specific process and application requirements. They can be used for almost any media on intermittent, continuous or dosing applications.

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NOTOS® Multi Screw Pumps

The NOTOS® family has superior quality standards to meet the highest level requirements from our customers. The pumps are designed to work with low to high lubricant fluids, low to high viscosity, shear sensitive and/or chemically agressive media.

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Accessories and Auxiliary Equipment

It is the accessories that truly complete a NEMO® progressing cavity pump system. In addition to the accessories and auxiliary equipment listed here, we also offer tailored solutions for your individual applications.

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