21 April 2021, Aberdeen, Scotland: FourPhase, the solids and production performance specialist for the oil and gas sector, announces the successful deployment of its efficient DualFlow solids removal technology for an intervention project with an independent E&P company on the Danish Continental Shelf in the North Sea.
The two-month project saw FourPhase’s DualFlow desander system deliver an initial diagnostic intervention to identify and confirm the source of sand from wells on the platform. The DualFlow topside solution allowed the largest producing well to be brought back into production by removing sand build-up in the separator and restoring three-phase separation. The solution also eliminated the need to frequently change out the produced water pumps. In total, the solution saved the operator an estimated $17m in otherwise lost revenue.
Neil Meldrum, UK Managing Director at FourPhase said: “Our strategic priority at FourPhase is to demystify solids management and provide the oil and gas industry with cost-effective and reliable solutions. This operation alleviated 6,500kg of sand build-up in the 39km pipeline without the need of carbon-intensive pigging.
“Ultimately, we helped the customer to bring back a major producing well while enabling them to maintain a safe production rate. We take great pride in our technology and we’re delighted to have expanded our customer base to provide services in this region.”
In addition, FourPhase and the operator worked closely to ensure minimal logistical disruption to equipment and crew due to issues related to COVID-19 social distancing and travel restrictions. FourPhase plans to explore further work with the operator for digitally enabled, and remotely operated solutions to optimise production performance while reducing personnel on board.