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Oilfield Water Characterisation Can Be Quick and Cost Effective

Jorin’s Process Insight is a complete consultancy service for oil and gas fluid behaviour during production, sea water injection, waste water treatment and produced water injection projects.

These studies encompass various project stages, from conceptual and detailed design to final plant commissioning and operation.

Process Insight is provided by Jorin, whose employees have experience of oil and gas production and water injection projects in Africa, the North Sea, the Middle East, Asia, North America and South America.

This experience includes both offshore and onshore projects and covers heavy oil production, gas production and water injection in seawater, aquifer water, river water and produced water systems.

As Jorin is independent of any chemical supply company, Process Insight offers impartial advice on selection and implementation of chemical treatment programmes. Our consultants have first-hand experience in the selection, use and optimisation of production and water injection chemicals. The Process Insight service can also perform laboratory chemical evaluations bringing many of these analyses to the field to delivery critical data quickly.

The services offered provide cost-effective field development plans to maximise revenue and minimise risk.

Fluid characterisation

Data can be obtained not only for new field developments but for any new fluids being introduced into an existing process, thus preventing or highlighting any incompatibility issues with existing system design and operation, materials of construction and process fluids.

Use of the fluid data will help to avoid problems such as scale and emulsion formation, and provide a basis for prediction of performance for existing or intended process elements. For water injection systems, analysis should be carried out on both the potential injection water (source water) and on the formation water into which it may combine.

Chemical selection

In many processes the cost of chemical treatment forms a significant part of the operating cost as well as having a major impact on process efficiency. The selection and effective use of chemicals is therefore of prime importance. Taking bottle samples of process fluids and sending them for laboratory analysis can provide useful data but is subject to time delay, and difficulty in reconciling analytical data with other process parameters.

Process Insight utilises on line, real-time analysis to give immediate quantification of the effect of process chemicals. This allows rapid and efficient assessment of changes in dosing regime or chemical type, together with instant and easy integration of analytical data with other process information. This approach gives speedy process optimisation and simple resolution of chemical treatment related process problems.

Conceptual design studies

Data is collected and evaluated to produce recommendations on fluid treatment to achieve the desired export and injection water qualities. Equipment selection, commissioning and process de-bottlenecking companies may choose to evaluate a number of different process technologies to identify the most appropriate or effective for dealing / handling their fluids, during any evaluation the collection of data on the performance does rely heavily on the quality of the input and output data, the means of collection and its relevance to the actual fluids or process being assessed.

Jorin has used data generated by Process Insight to work with a number of operating companies, equipment suppliers and end users, both for the design and verification of process equipment and also in the assessment of actual field performance.

For more information email info@jorin.co.uk.

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