Bilfinger has developed a more efficient oil/water separation system
The company has developed its Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP) system which means oil and gas from natural deposits, as deep underground as hundreds of metres, can be accessed and processed more efficiently. Even oil sources with a low proportion of oil can be tapped almost entirely free of unwanted residue.
Oil production has to be accompanied by a three-phase separation process due to the inevitable introduction of various other elements on its journey to the surface, but working with its partners, Bilfinger is able to perform an analysis of samples to help the customer maximise efficiency of its exploration activities at the site. The results then allow Bilfinger to develop a production strategy to match. Bilfinger’s process also allows for the most possible oil to be retrieved from water-rich reserves.
Bilfinger has amassed many years of expertise in the oil industry, and this new innovation looks set to increase its prominence further. Klaus Kriz, Head of Industrial Plant and Pipe Engineering at Bilfinger Bohr und Rohtechnik, said: “As oil is a strategic commodity that will continue to play an important role for the global industry in the future, we have developed the GOSP system as a solution for water-rich oil fields. As a system provider, we are in this way able to provide the basis for developing bespoke production systems even for deposits with a low concentration in close consultation with our customers and partners. We then utilise the experience of an internationally active technology provider to implement the system in line with the customer requirements.”
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Global Offshore rebrands Enelift and invests in global hubs
Global Offshore has rebranded Enelift and will invest "a seven-figure sum" in establishing new support hubs in Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Perth and the Caspian during the next six months.
The investment will cover oil, gas and renewables, mainly concentrating on manufacturing capability with associated R&D, as well as in stock held in the hubs.
The company’s flagship Hinge Lok technology provides aluminium, non-welded light weight transportation cradle for casing and tubing. Enelift now plans to enhance its offering by augmenting its existing solutions with robotics and remote operational and training technology, which will reduce manpower for handling offshore equipment that is transported and stored using the Hinge Lok system.
Enelift is partnering with "a Japanese robotics company" and the technology will be trialed with "a Norwegian operator on a Norwegian drilling rig", according to a statement.
Operating from its bases in Aberdeen, UK and Esbjerg, Enelift was founded by 35-year industry veteran and Managing Director Paul Brebner 10 years ago to offer the offshore energy industries safe, reliable and efficient storage and transportation of equipment.
The expansion plans are bolstered by the appointment of Jim Clark of the Craigendarroch Group to Chairman, and Adam Maitland to Non-Executive Director. Maitland is the Managing Director of Hutcheon Mearns IF, and brings his wealth of expertise in the field of corporate finance.
Brebner said Enelift may be a new name in the market, but the experience it brings is "industry renowned".
"Our solutions are underpinned by safety that enables inefficiencies and their associated costs to be eradicated – meaning operational personnel can focus doing what they do best, safely. We remain committed to providing the safest storage and transportation solutions for equipment in the sector as we grow our global operations," he said.
Clark said the market is changing and its solutions fully support customers’ economic and safety aspirations.
"We are very well placed to take full advantage of increasing opportunities in the Middle East, Africa, Far East and Americas. Safety is our absolute commitment to our customers and our support hubs will facilitate this. Aligning our identity to our entire offering ensures that we will drive our expansion through new products and global support sites across the rest of this year."