Technology and Products

Technology and products


Reducing turbulence and shear forces in valves results in increased efficiency of downstream separation equipment. The Typhoon® Valve System is a low shear valve technology developed by Typhonix through a 12-million-dollar development program in close cooperation with Mokveld Valves. The development was sponsored by Shell, Equinor, Vår Energi, Total, ConocoPhillips, Neptune Energy, and the Research Council of Norway. The Typhoon® Valve System is a cost-efficient way to debottleneck separation and produced water treatment systems, greatly improving separation efficiency without adding additional equipment or expensive separator modifications.


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 field installations and experimental investigations, demonstrated a significant positive effect on downstream separation, improving oil and water quality. Typhoon® Valve System can replace both a conventional choke and control valves.

User benefits

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 heating and separation enhancing production chemicals

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

How does the technology work?
What are the Typhoon® Valve System´s applications?
Is it possible to replace existing valves with the Typhoon® Valve System?
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Field results

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

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%.
Low shear control valve offshore installation on FPSO

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.
Low shear choke valve offshore installation at Troll C

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.
Low shear choke valve offshore field test at Oseberg C

How does it work?


For more information/references contact:

CEO Typhonix


For more information/quote contact:

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Lead Sales Engineer - Low Shear at Mokveld

Andy Little

Telephone: +44 7968 551504

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.
Learn more about low shear

Droplet break-up in valves

This series of articles will look at how droplet shearing in valves affects the downstream droplet size and separation efficiency. Effect of valve trim and other solutions to reduce the harm of valve shearing on downstream separation equipment will be presented, backed up with field and test data.
Droplet break-up in valves

Mature field lifetime extension

IOR and better opportunities for tiebacks through higher production capacity and treatment efficiency
Mature field lifetime extension

Reducing size, weight and footprint

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

Enabling higher well production rates

Immediately improved separation and PW handling capacity with no additional equipment
Enabling higher well production rates

Reducing environmental impact

Reduced emissions to the environment and less consumption of chemicals
Reducing environmental impact