WOERDEN, the Netherlands – Frames has completed manufacturing of a produced water treatment package (PWT) for the Bumi Armada Kraken FPSO project.
The PWT system is designed to process 460,000 b/d of reservoir water with heavy oil and solids It consists of a total of four skids, including cyclonic desanding and sand-cleaning, with a total weight of 420 metric tons (463 tons).
Frames said it has reduced the plot space of the PWT package by integrating two skids into one module. Furthermore, Frames said it has substituted its alternative process design for sand removal using desanding cyclones for a high performance, compact, and cost-efficient package.
“The low difference in density of 74 kg/cu m (4.62 lb/cu ft) between the oil and water phase as well as the presence of fine particles in the produced water was a unique case for our process engineers,” says Jeroen Bergman, product manager at Frames Separation Technologies.
“Additionally, our mechanical department was breaking their heads over further plot space reduction, to fit all the equipment on the vessel. Mutual efforts of the Frames and Bumi Armada engineering team finally led to a great solution.”