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By reducing turbulence and shear forces in valves downstream separation efficiency is improved. Typhoon® Valve System is a low shear valve technology developed by Typhonix and the result of a 12 million dollar development program sponsored by Shell, Statoil, Eni, Total, ConocoPhillips, GDF SUEZ, Mokveld and the Research Council of Norway. The Typhoon® System is a cost efficient way to debottleneck your separation and produced water treatment system, without adding additional equipment.

Typhoon® Valve System:

Typhoon® Valve System is developed to reduce shear forces and thereby droplet break-up and emulsification of oil and water. Typhoon® Valve System has, through several years of experimental investigations, documented a significant positive effect on downstream separation, improving oil and water quality. Typhoon® Valve System can replace both a conventional choke and control valves.


By decreasing pressure more gently, Typhoon® Valve System improves oil-water separation. The results from various tests and field installations show that performance improvement is observed across a wide range of process conditions and fluid compositions.

User benefits:

The business benefits of using Typhoon® Valve System are:
  • Improved oil and water quality
  • Cost efficient separation system debottlenecking
  • More compact separation systems
  • Increase separator capacity
  • Longer production of high WC wells
  • Reduced need for separation enhancing production chemicals

The Typhoon® Valve System is designed and manufactured by the leading international supplier, Mokveld Valves BV. Typhoon® Valve System is designed to easily replace conventional chokes or control valves, both axial and angled valves.

Replacing today’s conventional valves with the new Typhoon® Valve System offers a cost efficient solution to enhance separation efficiency and reduce environmental impact with regards to produced water discharge.

Where to use it?

Typhoon® Valve System is a flow control system like any conventional choke or control valve. Typhoon® Valve System is therefore considered for use in all applications where standard valves are used today. In optimizing oil-water separation, Typhoon® System can advantageously replace conventional choke or control valves located upstream main separation equipment or produced water treatment equipment, i.e. upstream large three-phase separators, hydrocyclones, degassers, flotation units, etc.

Frequently asked questions

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For more information/quote contact:

Engineering Manager Typhonix


Mobile: +47 48278442
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Project Manager Mokveld

Robert Verwey

Telephone: +31 182 597 500

Learn more about low shear

In this section you will find some more information on different aspects of low shear. The main philosophy of low shear production is to instead of challenging the effects focus on the causes to separation problems.


The Typhonix Test Center provides the industry opportunity of live testing of process equipment under realistic conditions. Ever since establishment of Typhonix in 2006 flow loop testing has been of vital importance for development of our technologies.

Mature field lifetime extension

IOR and better opportunities for tiebacks through higher production capacity and treatment efficiency

Reducing size, weight and footprint

20 – 40% reduced size and footprint of greenfield process plants by increased separation efficiency

Enabling higher well production rates

Immediately improved separation and PW handling capacity with no additional equipment

Reducing environmental impact

Reduced emissions to the environment and less consumption of chemicals