Hamworthy Improves on Separator Performance

(Press Release)
Monday, February 21, 2011

Hamworthy signed a contract with FPSO Owner OSX 1 Leasing B.V., a subsidiary of OSX Brasil S.A., for delivery of its newest generation Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer (VIEC) technology to the FPSO OSX-1.

Upon completion of customization works currently in progress in , the FPSO OSX-1 will be delivered by OSX to its customer OGX Petróleo e Gás Ltda. under charter arrangements, for deployment in the basin, offshore . OSX and OGX are controlled by the EBX Group, owned by Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista.

Hamworthy’s VIEC technology has been designed to address problems often experienced with emulsion and capacity limits in separators. To enhance the speed and efficiency of the separation process, it forces small water droplets to merge and form larger, sediment drops more quickly.

The system will be installed in both the first stage separator and the test separator in order to improve processing of the heavy crude oil on the Waimea Field in the basin.

The delivery also includes Hamworthy’s new iPhase Water Profiler that measures the oil/water interface and provides accurate measurements of oil in water concentration inside hydrocarbon separators. The iPhase® profiler measures the electrical conductivity of the oil/water mixture surrounding each sensor, avoiding the use of radioactive sources.

“We are pleased to provide advanced technologies resulting from more than a decade of continuous R&D combined with operational experience from a number of deliveries since 2003 to improve oil and water separation performance for our customers,” said Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems Director for Separation Technology, Trond Bynes, “We believe this technology will support future developments of heavy oil fields and strengthen our position in the world wide oil & gas market.”

In general, the VIEC approach effectively moves the use of electro coalescence upstream and into the production separators, improving separation performance from the outset. As well as increased oil & gas production and reduced chemical consumption, Hamworthy said the technology resulted in reduced fluid heating of high viscosity and heavy oils, less fresh water for desalting, reduced BS&W 1), and the removal of emulsified water and improved water quality before discharge.

 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Marad Visits TX Maritime Technology & Training Center

United States Maritime Administration tours Maritime Technology and Training Center site.   Administrators from the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD),

Bergeron to be Keynote Speaker at SHIPPINGInsight

Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), has agreed to serve as a keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition,

Tanker Retrofitted with Dual Fuel Engine

Caterpillar Marine informs it has begin a dual fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the 472-foot Fure West tanker, owned by Furetank Rederi A/B. The MaK M 43

Marine Equipment

Latest USCG Cutter At Boston Harbor

The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3, 2015. The James is the fifth of eight planned National

LNG Ferry Construction for Tallink Begins

The start of production of Tallink's new generation LNG powered fast ferry for the Tallinn-Helsinki route was celebrated on the 4th of August 2015 at Meyer Turku shipyard.

NYK Hosts Safety Conference

Over three dates in July, NYK hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1785 sec (6 req/sec)