At the start of 2015, ProSep was contracted to engineer, design, and manufacture a thermal electrostatic treater for the Singue Plant in Ecuador. The Singue field, operated by Gente Oil, is expected to reach 10,000 barrels of oil per day by the end of 2015, with the plan to also build a 32km pipeline to transport the oil. The 10′ ID x 32′-04@ T/T thermal electrostatic treater was designed to dehydrate the produced crude oil, at a flow rate of 3.3 MMSCFD / 15,000 BOPD / 5,000 BWPD.
Against a backdrop of reduced oil prices and high costs, Neil Poxon, CEO of ProSep looks at the spur to innovation created by a low-price environment and what it means for the global oil and gas industry worldwide.
On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced to Congress that America would land a man on the moon and return him to Earth before the end of the decade. Eight years and two months later, Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Apollo Lunar Module and made his famous giant leap for mankind.
The average R&D cycle in space exploration might have slowed since then, but it’s still around three to four years. In contrast, typical R&D cycles in the oil and gas industry are between 15 and 17 years.
Houston-headquartered ProSep, the oil, gas and water treatment specialist, has been awarded a contract with Pemex to supply its ProBlend™ mixer technology. The six-month project – awarded through ProSep’s in-country agent AGA Process, S.A de C.V – will see the company supply proprietary equipment to blend two crude process streams on-board a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2014, ProSep was contracted by Fluor to engineer, design, and manufacture a pre-treatment / 4 tube membrane skid package, destined for the Exxon Neftgas Odoptu facility on Sakhalin Island, Russia.
Odoptu, one of three Sakhalin-1 Project fields, is situated 5 to 7 miles (8 to 11 kilometers) offshore northeast Sakhalin Island. Sakhalin-1 includes the Chayvo and Arkutun Dagi oil and gas fields in addition to Odoptu. The potential recoverable resources for the three fields are 2.3 billion barrels (307 million tons) of oil, and 17.1 trillion cubic feet (485 billion cubic meters) of natural gas. The current estimated daily production at Sakhalin-1 is over 200,000 barrels.
ProSep was contracted by Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. to provide a gas dehydration membrane package. The package has now been shipped and is destined for the Little Knife Gas Plant in North Dakota.
Petro-Hunt is the operator of the Little Knife Gas Processing Plant (Little Knife Gas Plant) west of Killdeer, North Dakota. The Little Knife Gas Plant processes and treats associated gas produced from the Petro-Hunt operated Little Knife oil field in McKenzie, Billings, and Dunn Counties, North Dakota. In addition to treating gas produced from the Little Knife wells, the plant also treats and processes products from third parties who operate oil and gas wells in surrounding Williston Basin areas.
E&P firms need strategic partners with the ability to provide proprietary technology, global project management and rapid response to address their specific produced water challenges and optimise operations and returns, writes ProSep’s CTO, John B. Sabey.
The aging of conventional wells and the boom in shale development have sparked a sharp increase in the volume of water produced by oil and gas production. Horizontal drilling and water-based hydraulic fracturing programmes onshore are far more water-intensive, while water cuts can be as high as 80-90% in wells in aged, depleted reservoirs.
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In June 2005, four principals from Kvaener Process created ProSep Technologies, Inc. as part of PureGroup AS, backed by a Norwegian VC, HiTech Vision, and Statoil By December of that year, the company had grown to 10 employees, and generat-ed around $4 million in sales. In March 2006, the company moved to larger premises in Houston and re-branded the company with the three circle logo representing the separation of oil, gas and water. During this year, ProSep signed a supply agreement with a proprietary internals company and over the course of the next three years sold over $15 million of capital equipment with their internals.
2015 marks 10 years of separation solutions for ProSep, so we thought we would celebrate the place where ProSep first opened it’s doors – Houston. Download the Houston infographic and visit ProSep at OTC 2015, NRG Arena, Stand 8601 and celebrate with us. Click on the Houston infographic to see it full size.
Everybody’s talking about the fall in oil global prices, but what does it really mean for producers, operators and the service companies that support them? Here, CEO Neil Poxon and CFO Mahesh Konduru of ProSep, Investment Director Kristian Lier of Energy Ventures and Group Commercial Director Graeme Lewis of Air Energi give their views on some of the more pressing issues.
Houston, Texas, US, 19 February 2015: Houston-headquartered ProSep, the oil, gas and water treatment specialist, has launched an Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) joint industry project (JIP) with Qatar Petroleum and Petroleum Development Oman. The 12 month project, which commenced in December 2014, will see ProSep work collaboratively with both parties in the Middle East to develop an offshore capable unit for oil-in-water removal and media regeneration using ProSep’s Osorb® Media produced water treatment technology.