Specialist Water Treatment Technology Bound for Congo

CETCO Oilfield Services, specialists in removing hydrocarbons and other contaminants from offshore and onshore wastewater, has been awarded a contract by Siemens to provide a produced water treatment system for Total's Moho Bilondo FPU (Floating Production Unit) Malaysia Project.

The contract, worth US $324,000 (£183,000), will see CETCO supply a 72" diameter CrudeSep for the vessel; currently under construction in Malaysia.

Siemens will engineer the CrudeSep vessel into its own upstream water treatment package; due for installation on the FPU in 2006.

Once in situ the CrudeSep will polish produced water onboard the FPU at Total's Moho Bilondo field in the Congolese waters offshore West Africa. The system is expected to treat a flow rate of 12,000 cubic meters a day to ensure a discharge of less than 30ppm oil in water.

Commenting on the contract award Neil Poxon, general manager at CETCO, said:

"We are delighted to provide our technology for Total's Moho Bilondo FPU and look forward to working alongside Siemens in providing an effective water treatment solution."

The CrudeSep will be assembled in Indonesia in Summer 2006 with project management support from CETCO staff in the UK. CETCO will additionally supply internals, exterior nozzles and project management services.

CETCO handles and treats fluids for discharge directly into the environment meeting current and future legislations.

First production from the deepwater Moho Bilondo field is expected in 2008.