CM Engines To Power Water Injection Project In Colombian Oil Field

SoEnergy, Latin America’s Largest Operator of CM Engines to Provide the Engines, Pump, Gearbox and Major Equipment for Project with Caterpillar Global Petroleum

HOUSTON AND MIAMI – July 23, 2012 – Caterpillar Global Petroleum has been selected to provide 4 x 9CM32C diesel engines to drive water injection pumps at PAD 3 pumping station at Quifa Oil Field in the Llanos Basin, Colombia. The project will re-inject treated wastewater separated from  the produced oil back into the reservoir.

Rubiales PAD 3 oil field is operated by Meta Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Pacific Rubiales Energy, the largest private oil producer in Colombia. Meta Petroleum awarded the equipment supply contract for this project to HMV Engineers, a local Colombian affiliate of SoEnergy, the largest operator of CM Engines in Latin America. SoEnergy also will provide the pump, gearbox and major “balance-of-plant” equipment. The station will be constructed and operated by Meta Petroleum.

“We are excited to demonstrate the performance of Caterpillar CM engines in these heavy crude applications, and we look forward to additional opportunities to support Pacific Rubiales Energy as part of our close partnership with SoEnergy,” said Dean Cervenka, Americas sales manager with Caterpillar Global Petroleum.

Every 9CM32C engine, rated at 4250 bkW at 600 rpm, will be delivered with auxiliaries to operate on local crude oil. The engines will drive multi-stage centrifugal pumps and the station will have a water pumping capacity of 500,000 barrels/day at 1500 psig. Caterpillar will also supply 2 x 8CM20C generator sets – one running, one standby – to provide prime power to the pumping station. Each generator set is rated 1,292 ekW, 480V, 60 Hz, 900 rpm and will be equipped with the necessary auxiliaries to operate on Rubiales crude oil.

“The power output, physical size and flexibility (speed, torque and power) of the 9CM32 engine, combined with its ability to operate on heavy crude oil, are a perfect fit for this water injection application,” said Ferdie Castillo, CM technical sales support manager with Caterpillar Global Petroleum.

Scott Young, CM product manager with Caterpillar Global Petroleum, added: “The engines also meet local emission requirements, which is one of the main criteria in engine selection.” The 9CM32 and 8CM20C diesel engines are highly efficient and robust medium speed engines manufactured by Caterpillar Motoren in Kiel, Germany. The CM engines have been used worldwide in marine, electric power and petroleum applications. SoEnergy develops large power plants, pump or compressor stations using CM engines in Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, SoEnergy has sold more than 350-MW capacity of CM engine on either an equipment supply only, EPC or BOOMT basis.

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About SoEnergy 
SoEnergy is a global, full-service, provider of comprehensive permanent or temporary power plants, pump and compressor stations and diverse energy solutions, with worldclass technical expertise, international infrastructure and operational efficiencies throughout Latin America, with current expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EI’s services include the design, procurement, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of large-scale interim and permanent energy solutions to clients in need of base load electricity, peak shaving, distributed generation, supplemental power, and emergency industrial power generation as well as industrial gas compression and pump stations. As one of the world’s largest providers of large-scale interim energy solutions, EI has extensive experience in the public and private sector including mining, oil, gas, utilities, government and military, as well as crisis energy situations and rural energy requirements. In conjunction with its affiliated engineering company, HMV Engineers, and strategic partnership with Caterpillar for temporary power installations, EI provides clients with fast, reliable and customized energy solutions integrating diverse technologies and power production sources to meet clients’ unique needs. For more information, visit

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