Tahiti platform to get Minox deoxygenation system

Chevron has awarded Grenland Group a contract to deliver a complete Minox deoxygenation system to be installed on the Tahiti platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Chevron has awarded Grenland Group a contract to deliver a complete Minox deoxygenation system to be installed on the Tahiti platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The system will be delivered to Chevron in early 2011. The processing capacity of the system is 100,000 b/d of water.

Interest in Grenland Group's Minox deoxygenation system comes in response to several factors, the company says. With the current tight energy market, more oil companies are considering water injection in the reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery. Many of the projects are in deepwater where the compact and lightweight modular system lends favorably to platform structural limitations.

In addition, the Minox system is both environmentally friendly and flexible with regards to design and Oxygen removal capacity, Grenland says. The oxygen is removed from the injection water in order to reduce corrosion in equipment and pipe systems, and to prevent growth of unwanted bacteria in the oil reservoirs.

12/22/2008

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