ABERDEEN -- Opus Plus has teamed up with Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU) as part of a research and development program through the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme. The KTP scheme is a UK-wide program that assists businesses in improving competitiveness and productivity through collaborative projects between UK firms and higher education institutions.
The two-year project will focus on Opus' Mare's Tail technology, which coalesces small oil droplets found in produced water, into significantly larger sizes so that the droplets can then be separated more efficiently.
The Well Engineering Research Group, a team of multidisciplinary academics and researchers from RGU's School of Engineering, will provide specialist expertise for the project.
The project will be funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Scottish Government as well as through financial contributions from Opus.