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Pacific Power Group Repowers Alaskan Oil Drilling Platform

Hilcorp Platform - Pacific Power Group

Pacific Power Group installed a series of MTU power generators on one of Hilcorp’s off-shore wells near Anchorage as part of the multimillion-dollar revitalization of Hilcorp’s recently-acquired oil and natural gas wells in Alaska.

In 2012, Hilcorp Energy Corporation purchased Chevron’s Cook Inlet on and off shore wells with the goal of increasing production from 14,000 barrels per day to 25,000. To that end, Pacific Power Group power generation staff teamed up with Hilcorp to replace the existing power generators with three MTU Series 12V4000 G73 Electric Drilling Packages rated 1105kW at 1200 RPM with ADEC electronic controls. The installation also included cooling system packages and piping, to help cool the heat exchangers with sea water, as well as engine exhaust silencers. PPG also
provided staff for onsite project management and integration support for one month to ensure smooth operation.

“Pacific’s technical sales team was able to deliver the appropriate drilling packages and onsite management to fit the tight schedule and requirements of this large project,” said Rick Elder, Pacific Power Group’s Sales Operations Manager. “We look forward to more opportunities to provide our expertise for more drilling and mining projects throughout the region.”