Technology and Products

Low shear optimization studies

Would it be interesting to know what could be the potential of low shear processing on your assets?
Through more than 15 years of R&D, testing, documentation, demonstration and installations, Typhonix has gained a unique insight and understanding of the field of low shear processing. Benefits such as: enhancing separation efficiency and preventing separation problems, enabling higher production rates, extending the profitable period of late-life fields, and cleaner and more cost efficient oil production have been demonstrated repeatedly.
 
To assist in achieving a cleaner, safer and more cost-efficient oil production worldwide, Typhonix offers facility assessments to map the potential for debottlenecking through low shear processing. The assessment will be tailor made for each case, and may include some or all of the following activities:
 
  •  Optimization studies based on your P&IDs
  •  Facility assessments
  •  Full scale lab tests with real fluids
  • Third-party on-site sampling and process analysis
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FIELD RESULTS AND CASE STUDIES

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Low shear control valve offshore installation on FPSO

A low shear Typhoon® Valve System was in 2018 installed to feed a CFU during an FPSO upgrade, to improve the production capacity and extend the operational lifetime of the vessel. By installing the low shear control valve, the CFU efficiency was improved by 23%.
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Low shear choke valve offshore field test, Oseberg C

An angled Low Shear Typhoon® choke valve system was tested at Oseberg C in 2011. The results showed an average of 45% improvement of the water quality and 35% improvement of the oil quality, compared to that of the conventional choke valve.
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Low shear choke valve offshore installation, Troll C

An angled Low Shear Typhoon® valve was installed on Troll C in the North Sea (Fram West Tie-back) in 2016. An average 60% improvement of the water quality was observed when using the Low Shear valve, compared to that of the standard choke.
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Produced water pump case study

A case study based on an actual produced water pump application has been performed to evaluate the operational and economic benefits of low shear and coalescing produced water pump types, compared to that of conventional produced water pumps.

For more information/quote contact:

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Research Scientist

RUNE HUSVEG (PHD)

Mobile: +47 91863788
rune.husveg@typhonix.com
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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.
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Typhonix TEST CENTER

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