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Process Studies

Process Studies

We put our clients’ needs and objectives first. We contribute specialist knowledge and understanding,  gained over years of experience, to provide a comprehensive resource.

Our clients seek help for a number of reasons ranging from the design of complete separation and produced water treatment systems, to troubleshooting and investigation of de-bottlenecking opportunities. By considering the system as a whole, we help identify where gaps in a process may exist.

Our process studies are complemented by the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), physical modelling and fluids characterisation. We get to the core of performance inefficiencies using the tools and techniques that are a key part of our approach. Armed with the results, our clients gain confidence in their investment decisions.

Process surveys establish important factors which form the foundation to our process consultancy. At this stage we gather and analyse the necessary information in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process. We also provide the expertise and equipment to collect data both onshore and offshore. This covers:

  • Definition of performance objectives
  • Operating parameters
  • Fluids characterisation
  • Review of theoretical and actual performance
  • Recommendations for improvement
  • Strategy for implementation

Opus / NOV considers all aspects of the process to ensure that core problems are identified and solved. Our experience means we know where to look, what to look for and which technology is best employed. From survey to review, through to implementation, Opus / NOV unearths the problems and applies the solutions to:

  • Enhance system performance
  • Increase throughput and product quality
  • Maintain cost effectiveness
  • Improve produced water quality
  • Manage transient conditions
  • Optimise chemical treatment
  • Improve operability