ONS 2010: Water treatment goes to the seabed

A water injection treatment unit that sits on the seabed was introduced today at ONS 2010 by Well Processing AS.

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Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – A water injection treatment unit that sits on the seabed was introduced today at ONS 2010 by Well Processing AS. Dubbed SWIT (subsea water injection treatment), most of the development funding came from members of ITF. 

“It is incredibly exciting to be launching our new product to market following rigorous testing,” said David Pinchin, inventor and chief technology officer of Well Processing. “We believe that SWIT will deliver huge cost savings and revolutionize water injection facilities, moving them to the seabed. This has all been made possible because ITF and a number of their key operator members believed in our vision and backed our technology development. This truly shows how collaboration in the oil and gas industry is nurturing technology advances.”

This first of its kind technology can reduce costs by as much as half, said Well Processing. Plus, it removed the topside treatment facilities. Tests show SWIT delays biofilm formation, has excellent disinfectant action, and provides a continuous solids content reduction.

SWIT can be combined with existing subsea water injection pumping equipment.

08/24/2010


Pennwell web 320 213 SWIT unit being lowered for testing.

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