September 2013
Volume 65    Issue 9

Use of high-efficiency electrical submersible pumps for mine dewatering

Mining Engineering , 2013, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 64-64
Lang, K; Buhl, B.


The use of high-efficiency electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) for large scale, open pit mine dewatering operations provides a good example of how technology, products and services from the oil and gas industry can be adapted to the mining industry. In this case, the mine is Goldcorp’s Peñasquito in the Zacatecas state of Mexico, at the Peñasco and Chile Colorado open pit deposits. The technology, products and services are from Schlumberger artificial lift (AL) and Schlumberger industrial water services (IWS).

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