Floating vessel for hydrocarbon processing and storage near an offshore oil field

Upstream Oil and Gas Production

KSB pumps deliver flexible, heavy-duty pump solutions to our upstream partners.

In the oil and gas industry, the upstream is the source of production. It’s also the place where some of our toughest pumps go to tackle the extremes. 

Extreme challenges demand the toughest upstream pump solutions

Whether you’re running a production platform or an FPSO vessel, or leasing machinery to upstream onshore or offshore operators, you need equipment that can tackle a host of challenging requirements: ultra-heavy loads, high pressures, extreme temperatures, critical fluids and strict safety and environmental requirements. None of this would be possible without the most rugged pumps in the industry.

We engineer robust pumping equipment for upstream oil and gas

We offer a broad portfolio of upstream pumping solutions, from engineered upstream process pumps to utility pumps, chemical pumps and centrifugal pumps for upstream operations. Our rugged upstream pumps extract, treat and manage well effluents before sending them downstream. KSB products also help you ensure the reliable separation, storage and disposal of caustic by-products such as produced water, salts, sulfides, sea water and solids. 

  • Our heavy-duty OH2 process pumps from our RPH and RPHb/d series meet (or even exceed) API requirements for the oil and gas industry.
  • When it comes to reliable operation at high pressure and sustaining extreme loads, our CHTR and CHTRa pumps will help you meet your targets for your platform or vessel, efficiently and reliably.
  • The vertical, high-pressure centrifugal pumps from our WKB/WKTR series are made to handle hydrocarbons and petrochemical applications, as well as for other handling requirements where NPSHA is critical.
  • Our submersible RPH-V pumps also feature a vertical design and are dimensioned for long-lasting performance. KSB pumps are built for the extreme conditions of the oil and gas industry. 

The extra mile: KSB delivers operational excellence to our upstream partners 

We know the unparalleled reliability you expect from your upstream equipment to meet tight quotas under the harshest conditions. The tried and tested quality of KSB pumps keeps your processes running smoothly and in compliance with the highest safety requirements. Thanks to ultra-robust materials made to resist wear and corrosion, KSB pumps withstand the extreme conditions of upstream oil and gas processes and are engineered to heavy-duty standards (API 610 and above). Plus, we deliver not only superior products, but also comprehensive service – from installation and commissioning to inspection, maintenance and on-site repairs. 

In a nutshell, our exploration and production partners come to us for superlative safety, efficiency and reliability – thanks to equipment that delivers on all counts.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a broad portfolio for your onshore and offshore production:

  • Engineered process pumps with broad flow and pressure ranges
  • Standardised chemical pumps with seal-less capability
  • Utility pumps for water-handling/management systems
  • Pumps for solids-laden fluids
  • Mechanical seals and seal flush plans
  • Engineered-to-order aggregates consisting of drives, accessories, instrumentation and controls

Applications include

  • Aggressive fluids containing gas and mixed-media with suspended solid particles
  • Highly volatile hydrocarbons and highly viscous fluids at high pressures and high temperatures
  • Hazardous, sour processes fluids laden with hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
  • Concentrated corrosive fluids in production stream
  • High salinity seawater services requiring biological growth control

Your benefits

  • Flexible and application-specific solutions thanks to a broad product portfolio
  • Reliable pumping and containment of the most demanding fluids – in compliance with the highest safety standards
  • Solutions for extreme conditions by employing wear- and corrosion-resistant construction materials 
  • Reduced total cost of ownership through innovative technology
  • Optimised hydraulics to ensure energy-efficient operation
  • Comprehensive service – from installation and commissioning to inspection, maintenance and on-site repair



Horizontal radially split volute casing pump in back pull-out design, to API 610, ISO 13709 (heavy duty), type OH2, single-stage, with single-suction radial impeller and centreline pump feet; with inducer if required. ATEX-compliant version available.



Heavy-duty horizontal radially split between-bearings volute casing pump to API 610, ISO 13709 (heavy duty), type BB2, with radial impellers, single- or double-entry, single- or two-stage design with centreline pump feet. ATEX-compliant version available.



Horizontal high-pressure barrel-type pump with radial impellers, single-entry and double-entry, multistage, with flanges or weld end nozzles to DIN, API 610 and ANSI.



Vertical single-stage sump pump to API 610 and ISO 13709 (heavy duty), type VS4, with integral thrust bearing assembly and separate discharge line. ATEX-compliant version available.



Vertically suspended, double-casing, lineshaft, diffuser-type pump with integral thrust bearings and discharge through column pipe in accordance with API 610 / ISO 13709 (VS6). Available in single-stage or multistage configurations and with single suction first-stage impeller.

Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

Energy efficiency consulting (Fluid Future) for pumps and valves

Energy Efficiency Consulting

Optimise your system’s energy efficiency in four steps using FluidFuture®. KSB’s systematic approach ensures maximum energy savings.

  • Systematic analysis
  • Clear recommendations for action
Inspection service

Inspection service

KSB’s inspection service provides regular pump inspection and pump maintenance to ensure the reliable operation and increased availability of your system.

  • Preventing failures
  • 24-hour on-call service
Reverse Engineering for pumps and valves

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering makes it possible to quickly reproduce pump spare parts that are hard to find or no longer available.

  • Straightforward reproduction of spare parts
  • The quality matches that of the original