Houston-headquartered ProSep, the oil, gas and water treatment specialist, has been awarded a new contract by Statoil. The agreement, which commences in February 2016, will see the company supply its proprietary ProSalt mixer technology to Statoil’s Gudrun platform in the Norwegian North Sea.
The ProSalt mixer enables efficient utilisation of wash water and chemicals as well as improved oil-in-water separation compared to static mixers. The technology will be designed and commissioned for the Gudrun platform to provide a reliable and robust solution within a rapid timeframe. ProSalt’s internal design and material selection will improve its reliability against erosion and corrosion.
Statoil selected ProSalt for the Gudrun platform because of its technical reliability and ability to modulate with changing process conditions. The operator will likely be injecting wash water into the production line towards the end of 2016 based on existing production profiles, and ProSalt’s improved mixing efficiency over static mixers will enable Statoil to meet salt requirement (PTB).
“ProSep’s long-standing relationship with Statoil is a testament to the benefits of our technology,” says Mike Smith, Managing Director – Europe, ProSep. “This is the second deployment of this specific mixer type in the North Sea and we expect to see more operators in the region looking for reliable cost-effective solutions that can save not only OPEX, but scarce offshore resources, such as wash water and power requirements.”
ProSep has recently hired a sales manager in Stavanger, Norway, to cultivate operator relationships and drive its growth in the region. ProSep’s portfolio of proprietary mixing technologies includes ProMix, ProSalt, ProBlend, ProScav, and ProDry. To date over 100 mixers have been deployed worldwide.