M-I Epcon to Provide Water Treatment Upgrades at Veslefrikk

Aibel AS Haugesund contracted M-I EPCON for a produced water treatment package on the Veslefrikk platform, a floater located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The production in Veslefrikk field started in 1989. The Inlet separator pressure is now being reduced in order to increase the oil recovery from the field. Statoil has decided to extend the lifetime for Veslefrikk field until 2020. It is expected that the produced water flow rate will increase in the years to come. Based on this, the produced water handling capacity has to be upgraded.

There will be two trains to be upgraded. M-I EPCON will deliver two CFU625 in one stage with the possibility for installing a future two CFU625 as a second stage. M-I EPCON will also deliver a reject vessel skid including 2x100% Twin Screw Reject Pumps.

Design rate for each train is 95,000 bpd, 625 m3/h for each of the two CFU625, and 9,500 bpd, 63 m3/h for the Reject Skid. The footprint of each skid is only 2,5 x 2,5 meters and the height is 520meters.

The EPC contract from M-I EPCON AS was awarded to a consortium consisting of ABB AS, Niras Pentra and Promecon AS, in Esbjerg, Denmark. Delivery date will be May 2008. This is the seventh EPCON CFU Technology installation for Statoil.