Oil Plus is a world leading independent consultancy in oil and
gas field water management. By determining the fundamental source water
characteristics and water injection specification, through on-site and
laboratory analysis, Oil Plus ensures its process engineering conceptual designs
are based on accurate data. Oil Plus can also assist operators to gain and
maintain full control of their water treatment and injection / disposal systems
by providing a commissioning service, operational support, and solutions to
production chemistry issues.
With all production chemistry problems we
undertake a root cause analysis so that the most appropriate, evidence-based,
solution can be developed. On-site monitoring programmes are conducted with
specialist equipment e.g. sessile biofilm monitoring tubes (SBMT), biocide
evaluation test rigs (BETR), corrosion monitoring side-stream devices and
oil-in-water monitors, backed up by detailed and thorough on-site and laboratory
Calcium naphthenate prediction (the naphthenate probability
index (NPI )) and mitigation, and molecular microbiological methods are two key
specialisms. Oil Plus manages several Joint Industry Projects (JIPs),
evaluating new techniques in our custom built laboratories using 'live'
production fluids, to provide accurate identification of the types of microbes,
(bacteria or archaea). The results are fed into a specialist modelling
programme (SourSim®RL), developed as part of the JIP, in order to
implement effective monitoring and mitigation regimes.
design projects, the water treatment equipment and processes are selected after
a techno-economic evaluation of all the possible solutions. Fundamental to this
Accurate aquifer, lake, produced, river or sea water
analysis to determine the worst quality water that the treatment plant must
Oil Plus's permeability reduction test rigs (PRTR) for
on-site coreflood testing of live injection water, to accurately determine the
degree of filtration that is required;
Analysis of production deposits such as hydrates, waxes,
organic and inorganic scale, for control and mitigation plans to be developed;
The souring potential of a waterflood – this is predicted
using unique software developed by our reservoir souring JIP, and a mitigation
strategy for hydrogen sulphide;
Corrosion and corrosion control.
Greenfield designs – there is no better adage than 'prevention
is better than cure'. Good accurate water composition and oil analysis are
essential to design-out any potential flow assurance problems. Cutting corners
Onshore and offshore, Oil Plus operates around the globe from
its numerous Oil Plus and John Crane bases. For further information on the
services we offer, please contact your local representative.
Oil Plus is
an ISO: 9001 certificated company and is part John Crane, a division of the
Smiths Group plc.