VWS Westgarth wins P57 water injection treatment package contract

SBM has awarded VWS Westgarth a $20 million contract for the supply of a complete water injection treatment package for the Petrobras P57 deepwater oil development in the Jubarte field in the Espirito Santo basin, offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- SBM has awarded VWS Westgarth a $20 million contract for the supply of a complete water injection treatment package for the Petrobras P57 deepwater oil development in the Jubarte field in the Espirito Santo basin, offshore Brazil. The package includes a membrane-based sulfate removal process (SRP).

The SRP package will produce 231,700 b/d (36,840m³/day) of low sulfate seawater for injection.

The membranes employed in the SRP package remove sulfate and other divalent ions from seawater prior to injection, reducing the tendency for barium sulfate and strontium sulfate scale to form in the reservoir and production system. The reduced sulfate content also minimizes the risk of souring in the reservoir, the company says.

The complete package will be engineered in VWS Westgarth's UK office in East Kilbride, Glasgow, based on a detailed project specification and vendor list.

09/23/2008

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