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Pioneers in the Treatment of Oilfield Wastewater

Badentoy Crescent,
Badentoy Park, Portlethen,
AB12 4YD,
United Kingdom

CETCO Oilfield Services water treatment division specializes in the removal of hydrocarbons, solids, toxic materials, and other contaminants from oilfield wastewater streams produced during oil and gas operations, transportation, and storage. Working on applications such as:

  • Produced water treatment and polishing
  • Well stimulations and acid flow backs
  • Pipeline maintenance
  • Decommissioning waste waters
  • Initial well flow backs/completions
  • Workover fluids and coiled tubing job
  • Brine filtration and recycling
  • Heating / cooling medium treatment

FlexTreat™ treatment of problematic fluids

FlexTreat is a system which combines conventional water treatment technologies and proprietary media to effectively process problematic fluids of wide ranging and uncertain composition. Waste water from a variety of different sources which contains solids, crude oil, drilling waste and production chemicals is treated to stringent discharge criteria.

CrudeSorb® proprietary adsorption media for water treatment and polishing

CrudeSorb is a proprietary adsorption media based on resin, polymer and clay chemistry, which has proven to be extremely efficient at removing oil, grease and soluble organics from water systems. CrudeSorb has been developed for the treatment and polishing of various waste systems and is packaged in radial flow non-ferrous canisters, which allow for a quick media change outs.

Hi-Flow® polymeric media for water treatment at high flow rates

Hi-Flow is a new generation polymeric media which removes free oil and grease from water by utilizing a combination of mechanisms. The majority of the oil is removed by merging of the oil droplets but the media also has some absorption and adsorption properties. Hi-Flow is a simple and robust system that can treat high rates of free oil in water, allowing the operator to discharge fluid back into the environment in compliance with legislative requirements.

FlexTreat system in operation in Kazakhstan.
CrudeSorb adsorption process for water treatment and polishing.
Hi-Flow water treatment at high flow rates.
CrudeSep separation technology.
CrudeSorb equipment onboard the Stena Spay.

CrudeSep® produced water treatment separation technology

CrudeSep is a vertical column vessel, used for produced water treatment, typically operating near atmospheric pressure. Gravity oil separation is enhanced by induced gas floatation and cyclonic motion, which create centrifugal forces to separate fluids of dissimilar specific gravity. Operating the units in series configuration delivers excellent efficiency in the reduction of OIW levels.

Case study 1 – Hi-Flow® produced water treatment delivers outstanding results for Taylor Energy

Taylor Energy is utilizing Hi-Flow technology to increase oil and gas production in a field where the existing facility was at capacity with the amount of produced water it could handle.

For Taylor Energy, the Hi-Flow process was successful in removing more than 99% of the oil from the water.

“This new technology reduces processing, time and cost, while also saving us deck space due to its small footprint,” says Taylor Energy’s project engineer, Theo Gibson. “It is also very environmentally friendly, producing a small carbon footprint and reducing the volume of chemicals used within the process.”

Taylor Energy will also experience long-term benefits from using the Hi-Flow process, since its long lasting Hi-Flow media reduces operating costs.

Case study 2 – CrudeSorb® clean up of oily waste water for Chevron

CETCO Oilfield Services exceeded expectations during another successful clean up operation of oily water streams onboard the Stena Spey rig, as part of a series of well intervention and clean-up operations in Chevron’s Strathspey and Captain Fields.

The two part operation, which utilised CETCO’s CrudeSorb technology, exceeded client expectations with reduced operating time and lower discharge rates than the legal limits set by BERR.

CETCO also treated fluids which had come directly from secondary operations within the well. These included all wash water, including that from the solids washing operations and all other water from equipment involved.

Bijupira and Salema Fields

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Liverpool Bay Oil and Gas Development Project

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CETCO to Attend Rio Oil & Gas Show

CETCO Oilfield Services, a specialist in the removal of hydrocarbons, solids and toxic materials, is attending the Rio Oil & Gas expo and conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 13-16 September 2010. The Rio Oil & Gas show is a leading oil and gas industry event

8 September 2010

CETCO Oilfield Services Goes Subsea

CETCO Oilfield Services, a pioneer in the treatment of oilfield wastewater, has developed NEMOH™, a nomadic environmental media operated host that acts as a hosting treatment vessel for processing and retaining polluted fluids in a subsea environment. CETCO Oilfield Services' first

10 March 2009

Into Africa as CETCO Signs Libyan Deal

Aberdeen-based CETCO Oilfield Services has announced it has signed a deal with the Libyan services agent company, Althuraya Petroleum Services and Supplies (APSCOP), to provide water treatment services to the Libyan oil and gas industry. Global leaders in the provision of cost effective,

20 January 2009

CETCO Oilfield Services Set to Tap into Market Opportunities in Libya

CETCO Oilfield Services has announced it is in final stage negotiations with an oil and gas services agent to expand its service offering in Libya. The oilfield services firm was recently on a fact-finding mission in Libya and is now looking to this emerging market as a region with consi

16 December 2008

CETCO Oilfield Services Director Set to Move to KL to Support Growth

CETCO Oilfield Services’ director of business development, Will Fortenberry, is moving from Aberdeen to Kuala Lumpur to support the company’s unprecedented growth in Asia. Earlier this year, CETCO Oilfield Services announced it had opened two operational bases in Kemaman and Labuan in

29 October 2008

Cost-Effective Cleanup of New Wells in Gulf of Thailand

CETCO Oilfield Services Company recently supplied water cleanup technology to a major operator, significantly reducing project cost and time. This goes to prove that yet again CETCO Oilfield Services’ innovative technology is continually benefiting organizations, both large and small. When the

31 July 2008

New Hi-Flow™ Process Delivers Outstanding Results for Taylor Energy

CETCO Oilfield Services new Hi-Flow™ produced water processing system is delivering outstanding results for independent oil company Taylor Energy. Taylor Energy, which specializes in energy exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, is utilizing CETCO Oilfield Services new

8 July 2008

CETCO Awarded for Three Years’ No Lost Time Incidents

CETCO Oilfield Services has a safety record to be proud of after achieving the accolade of three years' no lost time incidents, adding to an ever growing collection of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) successes. This large plant safety award recognizes CETCO Oilfield Ser

24 June 2008

CETCO Cean Up or Chevron Onboard Stena Spey Rig

CETCO Oilfield Services exceeded expectations during another successful clean up operation of oily water streams onboard the Stena Spey rig, as part of a series of well intervention and clean-up operations in Chevron's Strathspey and Captain Fields. The two part operation, which utilised CETCO'

30 April 2008

CETCO Strengthens North Sea Operations with New Appointment

Wastewater treatment specialist, CETCO Oilfield Services, has strengthened its operations in the North Sea with the appointment of Euan Morrison as general manager (North Sea). As general manager, Euan, who has been with CETCO for more than seven years, now has full responsibility for t

27 March 2008

CETCO Appoints MB Petroleum Services LLC as Middle East Agent

CETCO Oilfield Services Company has appointed MB Petroleum Services LLC, a subsidiary of MB Holding Company, as an exclusive agent in The Sultanate of Oman. The contract means MB Petroleum Services will be responsible for promoting, selling, providing infrastructural, logistical and tec

22 November 2007

CETCO on the Move!

In recognition of continued growth, CETCO Oilfield Services, specialists in cost effective waste water management systems for the oil and gas industry, has moved to newly built premises in Portlethen, Aberdeen. In 2000, CETCO only had one UK based employee, seven years on the company now has more

16 October 2007

CETCO Secure Petronas Contract in Malaysia

In a contract worth an estimated US$1 million, CETCO Oilfield Services Company will supply Petronas with permanent and temporary water treatment packages for its Pulai A platform in Peninsular Malaysia. Petronas required a water treatment process that would ensure produced water from th

1 August 2007

Successful Shutdown on the Woodside Goodwyn Platform

During a scheduled shutdown on the Goodwyn platform this year, Woodside contracted CETCO Oilfield Services to treat the fluid generated during a flushing operation on the Goodwyn West Alpha condensate (water) stripping column T-100 and, install a permanent CETCO adsorption OIW (Oil in Water) pack

21 March 2007

Apache Chooses CrudeSep for Stag Platform

CETCO Oilfield Services Company has been contracted to supply specialist water treatment technology to the Apache and Santos 'Stag' platform in North West Australia. As part of a planned upgrade to the current produced water treatment system onboard the Apache operated Stag platform, CE

3 January 2007

Morris Hoagland Appointed Director of CETCO Oilfield Services

Morris Hoagland – age 52 – has been appointed director and general manager of CETCO Oilfield Services, in Aberdeen. CETCO Oilfield Services specialises in the removal of hydrocarbons from waste water streams so that fluids can be discharged directly into the environment.

24 November 2006

Middle East

P.O. Box 695, CPO, Seeb
P.C. 11, Sultanate of Oman

New Orleans, USA

1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States of America

Houston, USA

16350 Park Ten Place, Suite 217
Houston, TX 77084
United States of America

South East Asia

20-02 20th Floor
Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Menara Tan & Tan


Badentoy Crescent
Badentoy Park, Portlethen
AB12 4YD
United Kingdom

South America

Praça Floriano 55, sl. 905
Rio de Janeiro . RJ 20031-050


Suite 15/17 Ogilvie Road
Mount Pleasant, 6153
Western Australia


184c Trans Amadi Industrial Layout
Port Harcourt, Rivers State

CETCO Oilfield Services Company

Badentoy Crescent
Badentoy Park, Portlethen
AB12 4YD
United Kingdom

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