Caterpillar Inc. is a trusted supplier to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), supporting its land drilling operations at oil fields around the world. Since the 1980s, Cat has provided CNPC with more than 1,500 Cat® 3512B engines to support their global operations. Each year, CNPC orders an additional 100 units as the company expands its drilling and exploratory operations.
CNPC isChina’s largest oil and gas producer and supplier, as well as one of the world’s major oilfield service providers. Currently, CNPC has drilling operations underway in almost 70 countries, making Cat’s ability to provide technical support, parts and service globally a key factor in its on-going relationship with the customer. The Cat units are currently being used at CNPC’s land drilling operations in 29 countries.
The 50HZ 3512B is rated at 1200 ekW at 1500 rpm, and was selected by the customer because it offers excellent fuel economy, made possible by highly efficient direct injection fuel system, and low friction three-ring piston design; and long engine life, supported by large cylinder displacement, and an exceptionally rigid high-strength block.
“The 3512B is also easy to install and maintain, with large inspection openings to allow convenient access to internal components,” said XH Wang, Caterpillar Global Petroleum Major Accounts Manager. “These engines are very durable, and feature long oil and fuel filter change intervals, so the cost of ownership for the customer is very low.”
To learn more about the Cat 3512B engines, or any Cat products for petroleum applications, visit the Cat booth at the 12th China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exposition (CIPPE). Offering a full line of engines for on- and off-shore exploration projects, Caterpillar is well positioned to meet the needs of its Chinese customers as the country’s demand for domestic energy resources grows.
All Cat Petroleum products are backed by the worldwide Cat® dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more about these or other Caterpillar products, please visit the company’s booth at the 2012 CIPPE event, Hall W1, Booth W1515. For more information, visit catoilandgasinfo.com.