Since the Norwegian market launch of the Argus® technology for online oil-in-water (OiW) monitoring in 2005, ProAnalysis has made numerous deliveries to its home market. The following StatoilHydro and ConocoPhillips-operated platforms have online oil-in-water monitors from ProAnalysis installed: Statfjord C, Snorre B, Ekofisk 2/4 J, Eldfisk B, Veslefrikk, Gullfaks A, B and C.
In 2009, ProAnalysis has affirmed its position as a market leader in Norway as StatoilHydro, through its engineering partners, placed orders for 12 new online oil-in-water measurement points to the Snorre A, Heidrun, Gjøa and Statfjord A, B and C platforms, most of which are repeat sales. This indicates that previous deliveries have satisfied the customers’ needs. Both single-probe and dual-probe systems – connecting two in-line measurement points to one control unit – have been ordered.
Oil in water is an important parameter at most oil producing fields due to increasing water volumes and focus on efficient produced water treatment. After testing several online oil-in-water monitors available in the market at the Statfjord field, ProAnalysis’ in-line probe solution was chosen as best suited to the produced water application.
Managing director of ProAnalysis, Gunnar Alfheim, says: “We have now been working with StatoilHydro for several years, and our focus has been to solve the problem with high-maintenance levels and unreliable online OiW measurement data. Now, we have a technology that works in even the most challenging process environments. No doubt, the experiences with StatoilHydro over these years have contributed to this.”
ProAnalysis’ Argus technology was launched internationally in 2008, and is now gaining a reputation as one of the leading online oil-in-water monitor technologies in the industry.