Bittern well clean-up

Feb. 23, 2006
Amerada Hess' Bittern wells in the North Sea underwent successful remedial work to limit discharge of contaminated water to the sea

Offshore staff

(Aberdeen) Contaminated water returns on Amerada Hess' Triton FPSO in the North Sea have been successfully treated during well clean-up operations. Cetco Oilfield Services undertook work on three Bittern field wells served by the floater, using a Crudesep 4000 skid and an RFV4000 skid housing Crudesorb media, both sets of equipment being designed to reduce dispersed and dissolved hydrocarbons.

Cetco's brief was to perform water clean-up operations during flowbacks from several well scale squeezes and acidization. The contract value was around £300,000.