Within actual oilfield activities, speed is a crucial consideration because the quicker the waiting oil and natural gas can be accessed and fed up a well bore, the quicker it can be sold and shipped off to a refinery. When it arrives at the refinery, there are also a number of different operational considerations that must be satisfied. Therefore, the speed of the entire production, refining and transport process relies on many different components working together. A critical one is the industrial pumps that are used in many oilfield applications. This white paper focuses on one type of pumping technology – ANSI centrifugal – that provides the performance and reliability required for rugged oilfield and refinery operations, as well as meeting the “speed to market” needs of demanding oil and natural gas production companies.