Media Release: Opus lends expertise to optimise Pell Frischmann fluid system


PRODUCED water treatment and oil and gas separation specialist, Opus, has recently concluded a contract with a leading European engineering company to provide a detailed performance evaluation of a specialist ceramic membrane technology.

Pell Frischmann Process Technology previously carried out field trials at a UK oilfield site, with the support of the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

The company subsequently approached Opus for further field demonstration trials because of Opus’ capability at Flotta to provide a wide range of produced water types for testing.

The project saw a team of engineers from Opus provide the facilities and expertise required to conduct a rigorous performance evaluation of a ceramic membrane skid unit. The review was commissioned to determine the equipment’s full operating envelope, through obtaining data on its optimum operating conditions and expected lifespan.

As agreed at the outset of the contract, the team assessed the performance of the unit through measurement of feed and outlet oil concentrations, oil droplet size, solids concentration and size, pressure, temperature and flowrates.

The skid unit was transported directly from the Pell Frischmann’s pilot-plant facility in the midlands to Opus’ Flotta base to conduct the evaluation on-site.

Upon completion of the contract, Opus provided Pell Frischmann with a comprehensive data report that is now being used to inform the company’s strategy as to how best utilise the technology as part of a new service to the oil and gas industry.

Opus’ senior project engineer, Mark Seator, said: “We were delighted to undertake this project for Pell Frischmann. As with other recent projects we have carried out, this contract demonstrates our ability to offer specialist expertise and guidance for those looking to enter the oil and gas market from other industries.”

A director of Pell Frischmann Process Technology commented that they were impressed by Opus’ expertise and facilities, and by the professionalism and helpfulness of Opus’s staff, which greatly assisted Pell Frischmann in successfully completing the project.

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Notes to editor

  • Pell Frischmann is one of the UK’s leading firms of consulting engineers, with major operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Establishment over 82 years ago, the consultancy has grown into a worldwide organisation with more than 1,300 staff and a turnover approaching £50 million. In the UK it has 16 regional offices offering multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services spanning the whole of the construction industry. Pell Frischmann Process Technology is a specialist division of the company which provides services and technologies for industrial effluent treatment.

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