Baker Hughes giving Claremore a big lift

Baker Hughes has opened a new $36 million electric submersible pump research and development facility in Claremore that promises to more than double the company’s ability to test key oilfield equipment.

The Artificial Lift Research and Technology Center is an 80,000-square foot facility that promises state of the art testing of artificial lift systems that pull oil out of the ground.

Submersible pump technology can now be tested in real time by researchers and customers. This is expected to cut lead time on design and production and help the company meet client needs faster.

Baker Hughes employs around 1,300 people in Oklahoma communities like Broken Arrow, Barnsdall, Sand Springs and Claremore. The new facility promises to bring more jobs to the Claremore operations.

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