Technology and Products

Reducing environmental impact

Reduced emissions to the environment and less consumption of chemicals

Conventional use of chemicals and heating:

Gravity separators can easily remove free water and oil, but emulsions are more challenging to handle. Treating emulsions usually involves adding heat and chemicals to the separation facilities, representing significant investments and operational expenses.

The low shear approach:

Use of low shear valves/pumps reduces emulsions, meaning that the need for chemicals and heating is reduced. This has a direct impact on OPEX and CO2 emissions. With minimal upgrading of the existing facilities, the use of low shear valves/pumps makes oil production cleaner and more efficient, thus bringing value for the operator. In addition, being able to design 20 – 40% smaller and lighter process plants, has a direct impact on the CO2 footprint of new projects.

Typhonix valves/pumps benefits:

  • More compact and cost-efficient separation systems
  • Improved oil and water quality
  • Cleaner production
    • Less oil in the produced water
    • Less emissions to the sea
    • Less CO2 emissions
  • Reduced requirements for chemicals and energy (heat)

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 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 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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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