OSLO -- Aker Solutions and Well Processing have signed a cooperation agreement to offer a new subsea water treatment and injection technology.
As part of the agreement, Well Processing will provide its newly developed subsea seawater treatment and sterilization technology. This will be combined with Aker Solutions' experience within subsea water injection, boosting, and pumping technologies.
The first pilot system comprising Well Processing's treatment technology is due to be installed in May. However, the companies say they are already in a position to start working on FEED (front-end engineering and design) studies for oil and gas fields that could benefit from the new technology.
Still room technology also is part of Well Processing's water treatment system. This still room could, where applicable, enclose the subsea water injection pumps and other equipment from Aker Solutions.
"Our system contains significant innovations within seawater and system sterilization as well as solids removal," says Helge Lunde, MD of Well Processing. "All together, we believe we have a unique water treatment solution which will help prevent blocking of reservoirs or turning them sour when water is injected into them."