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Reducing size, weight and footprint

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

Greenfield challenges:

Shear forces in oil and gas production cause droplet break-up and emulsification. Upstream the chokes, oil droplets exist in the millimeter size range, whereas downstream the chokes, the droplets are in the micrometer size range. Process plants with several treatment stages are required to handle the small droplets and tight emulsions, resulting high weight and large footprint.

The low shear approach:

Reducing the shear forces with low shear valves/pumps results in faster separation. The required water quality is reached several minutes before the same quality is obtained with conventional technologies. The use of low shear valves/pumps enable smaller separation systems, and can also reduce the number of produced water treatment stages, further reducing the size and weight of the process plant.

Typhonix valves/pumps benefits:

  • More compact and cost-efficient separation systems
    • Reduced CAPEX and OPEX
    • Smaller separators
    • Fewer separation- and PW handling stages
  • Cleaner production
    • Less use of chemicals
    • Reduced heating requirements
    • Reduced CO2 footprint
  • Less hydrocarbons and chemicals discharged to the sea

Low shear flow control technology – key in upgrading 3-phase separators

In this paper, a more cost efficient way to debottleneck the separation capacity is described and potential benefits of Typhoon System for both existing installations and the new field projects are discussed.

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CEO Typhonix


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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