About us....

Zilift uses permanent magnet materials to put downhole pumps where others can't

Zilift was established in May 2009 exclusively to develop and market permanent magnet technologies for innovative artificial lift applications. Our systems are defined by the high power, compact design capabilities of permanent magnet materials. Zilift artificial lift systems deliver high torque or hi-flow in the most versatile, compact downhole drivetrain packages.

Zilift currently has two core product lines both aimed at achieving our mission - putting pumps where others can't.  Whether the restriction is rig availability or well bore geometry our products provide artificial lift solutions where none exist today.


Zilift TorqueDrive – is an integrated downhole drivetrain and PCP artificial lift system. Zilift TorqueDrive removes the compromises and failure modes that are associated with top drive systems. The system dramatically improves pump performance and wellbore placement options.


Zilift SpeedDrive – is the only 2⁵⁄₈″ diameter ESP in the world. Now it is possible to deploy an ESP on cable or wireline and take all the benefits of ESP artificial lift to new through tubing, slim bore, live well intervention and restricted access applications.


Zilift has a highly skilled and innovative workforce with a very strong design and engineering base, covering:

  - Permanent magnet motor and pump technology
  - Fluid dynamics
  - Material science
  - Rotor dynamics
  - High temperature electronics
  - Variable frequency drive (VFD)
  - Software and control systems
  - Well engineering


Zilift is an independent company based in Aberdeen and backed by six venture capital companies: Energy Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Viking Venture, Jebsen Asset Management, Investinor and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC.