ABERDEEN, UK -- CETCO Oilfield Services has completed a major contract with BP to treat fluids onboard the Lomond platform resulting from the de-watering of the Chevron-operated Erskine pipeline.
Deploying its CrudeSorb technology, a water treatment system that contains an adsorption media based on resin, polymer, and clay technology, CETCO successfully treated a total volume of 3900 m3 of fluid onboard the Lomond platform, reducing hydrocarbon content in the fluid to less than 30 parts per million (ppm).
During the project, fluid coming in to the treatment system contained up to 100ppm. Samples taken after treatment showed the inlet fluid had been reduced to levels as low as 2ppm. The success of this operation allowed BP to maintain compliance with overboard water quality regulations and discharge the fluid directly back into the sea, the company says.