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Siemens mobile wellhead compression solution withstands extreme Siberian climate

(PresseBox) (Erlangen, ) Siemens Energy has been awarded a first order from Russia for the supply of a mobile wellhead compression package. Purchaser is Technogarant OOO, the logistics intermediary for Gazprom. The compression package will maintain production of mature natural gas wells, so-called depletion compression. Installation of the compression package in extremely cold conditions in Siberia is planned for first half of 2011.

"This pilot order is a breakthrough for Siemens in mobile compression and highlights great potential for the future business with Gazprom," said Donald Weir, CEO of the Business Unit Compression and Solutions of Siemens Energy. "Our mobile wellhead gas compression package is a reliable solution for extension of the lifetime of mature low-pressure gas wells." Siemens mobile compression packages are autonomous units combining scrubber, compression (screw, recip or turbo compressor), automation and communication on a single skid.

The Siemens scope of supply for this order includes the engineering, project management, installation and commissioning of the pilot compressor package. The ordered mobile wellhead compressor is a mobile installation packaged in a container, which can be installed wherever required. The unit, which is based on a motor-driven screw compressor, is fully remote controlled. With its output of 450 kW and a capacity up to 450,000 normal cubic meters per day, it extends production from the field for another couple of years. The mobile wellhead compressor has been designed to operate in severe ambient temperatures ranging between -55 and +36 degrees Celsius, and will be installed at one of the many Gazprom gas fields in Siberia in the first half of 2011.

About Siemens AG Power Distribution Division und Power Transmission Division

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.6 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.

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