Process Optimization

Address processing risks before they become unmanageable

No matter what your production and processing concerns, our global network of expert engineers, technicians, and process design specialists will work directly with you to raise capacity, increase performance, and broaden the operating envelope of your processing systems.

Using proprietary technologies for product development, testing, sensitivity studies, and modeling operating scenarios at our state-of-the-art facilities, they help you optimize oil production and refining, gas processing and transmission, and produced water treatment.

Development methodology

Our stage-gate methodology for developing and upgrading equipment comprises five stages: concept, testing, piloting, prototyping, and commercializing. This process accelerates the transition from an idea to marketplace reality while enhancing product reliability and consistency of performance. We can also work with you to jointly develop customized solutions, using the same methodology.

Parametric testing

Testing of parameters such as emulsion viscosity, high-temperature conductivity, and electrostatic susceptibility generates quantitative evidence that a product or system can succeed when implemented in the field on a full-scale basis. More cost-effective than full-scale experiments or simulations, these tests can identify risks that are best discovered and addressed in a laboratory setting.

A wide variety of operational conditions can be simulated using five process simulation pilot loops: the hydrocarbon treatment unit, oil/water separation loop, process simulation and test loop, solids separation loop, and wave motion simulator.

Laboratory services

A range of laboratory services—from analyzing fluid anomalies that impede separation of oil, water, and solids to measuring pH and salinity levels—provide the data that identify risks and increase an operation’s success.

Offshore and subsea technology evaluations

With expanding offshore and subsea exploration and production, many customers need to understand and define operating conditions in these very demanding environments. Our specialists investigate system resonance, fluid forces, structural integrity, and process influences in diverse sea conditions. Proprietary testing capabilities help identify the technologies that best fit your specific requirements.

Training

Our technical training team includes many experts who were instrumental in the development of our equipment, processes, and technologies. Training, workshops, and curriculums can be customized to focus on your specific requirements. Course content can be structured at a foundational, intermediate, or advanced level. Topics include gas processing and treatment, crude oil treatment, produced water treatment and disposal, seawater treatment, solids management, and crude dehydration and desalting.

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Services from Concept Through Operations

Separation and processing related services
Our global network of personnel provides a wide range of services, including conceptual design, project execution, precommissioning, commissioning, operations, remote monitoring, and technical support.
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