Dow and Veolia will Deliver Ultrafiltration Technology for Total’s New Moho Nord Offshore Floating Production Unit (FPU) in West Africa
Dow Water & Process Solutions’ ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technology will soon start treating seawater off the coast of the Republic of the Congo required for reservoir injection. The UF seawater treatment installation on the new Moho Nord offshore floating production unit (FPU), commissioned by Total, will treat 210,000 barrels of seawater per day. High-quality water will be produced on the FPU through a compact multi-element UF system designed and supplied by Veolia Water Technologies, utilizing DOW IntegraFlo™ UF elements.
Oil recovery operations require high-quality injection water in order to maximize reservoir performance. UF membrane technology is increasely being adopted in the industry as an effective method for the treatment of injection water on offshore oil and gas production facilities due to space and weight advantages, when compared to more conventional seawater pre-treatment options. High-quality treated seawater, delivered through UF membrane pre-treatment, also serves as an exceptional pre-treatment solution for the downstream sulphate removal unit (SRU), by reducing the rate of fouling of the sulphate removal membrane, thus reducing cleaning cycles and increasing overall plant availability.
“Dow and Veolia have been at the forefront of the introduction of membrane technologies in the oil and gas industry,” said Kevin Reyntjens, Marketing Manager, Dow Water & Process Solutions. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration to provide advanced technologies to the industry, improving the efficiency of global oil production.”
Dow technnology will be used as a pretreatment in the Moho Nord FPU water injection system, enabling effective removal of suspended solids and bacteria from seawater. Following pre-treatment by the UF system, the seawater will be fed to the FPU’s Sulphate Removal Unit (SRU), equipped with DOW FILMTECTM SR90 elements, prior to injection into the reservoir.The SRU removes the sulphate from the seawater, which prevents reservoir scaling and souring. The water is then injected into the oil bearing reservoir for waterflooding and pressure maintenance.
“The Moho Nord project showcases our mutual commitment to deliver cost-effective, high performance technology to the oil and gas industry,” remarks Dave Sheldrake, Managing Director, Westgarth, a specialized business unit within Veolia Water Technologies. “Veolia and Dow worked closely to optimise the offshore module based on Total’s system requirements, leveraging our respective Company’s strengths to provide, a compact, efficient, UF membrane seawater pre-treatment solution.”
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About Veolia Water Technologies
Veolia Water Technologies is specialized in technical solutions and design & build projects for water and wastewater treatment, for industrial and municipal clients www.veoliawaterst.com. It is part of Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE:VE), the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With over 200,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia recorded revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013.
(*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenues currently under divestment
About Dow Water & Process Solutions
The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, fine particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwaterandprocess.com.
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