Mirmorax AS is going to acquire the Oil-in-water (OiW) product line from Roxar Flow Measurement, a division of Emerson Process Management.
The acquisition, which will see the seamless transfer of production and services, will strengthen Mirmorax’s solutions portfolio and help the company come closer to attaining its goal of delivering innovative, high quality subsea processing solutions that help operators optimize flow assurance, meet environmental requirements, and generate the best possible returns from their reservoir assets.
As part of the acquisition, Mirmorax has also signed an agreement to secure all Intellectual Property (IP) rights for the product with Dutch technology company TNO Science and Industry. TNO was part of the original Joint Industry Project (JIP) with Roxar in developing the monitor along with Statoil, Eni SpA, and Shell and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).
The Oil-in-water monitor and its ultrasonic pulse-echo technology provide accurate, real-time information on the amount of sand and oil dispersed in water. The monitor can be used to monitor water discharge from oil production and ensure that the reinjected water meets environmental regulations. With the increased maturity of many fields, the growth in reinjection water to maintain pressures and the increased need for water volumes to be treated in process facilities, the Oil-in-water monitor is an invaluable tool in monitoring the separation process and providing detailed information on sand and oil in water.
Mirmorax also plans to develop the monitor for subsea applications, allowing for water characterization at an earlier stage and enabling the monitor to become an important tool in subsea processing.
With many of today’s oil in water monitors unable to work properly over long periods in harsh environments, the new Miromorax Oil-in-water monitor has been designed to be reliable, easy to maintain and have a long lifespan. By using advanced auto diagnostics functionality, the monitor is also able to overcome challenges, such as equipment degradation, scaling and temperature or chemical changes.
Established in 2009, Mirmorax’s goal is to become the industry’s leading provider of subsea sampling systems in the oil and gas industry. Eivind Gransaether, the CEO, was previously Commercial Manager and Subsea Engineering Manager at Roxar (now part of global Fortune 200 company, Emerson) where he was responsible for many of Roxar’s industry leading solutions. Mirmorax Chairman, Gunnar Hviding, was the former CEO of Roxar.