Cannon Artes supplied an Offshore oil platform in Abu Dhabi with a complete produced water treatment plant.
The goal of the plant is to separate oil and suspended solids from water which is produced together with crude oil. Oil is first separated from water by means of deoiling hydrocyclones, then the residual gases are separated by lowering the pressure in two degassing units. Water is then filtered and pumped back underground in a disposal well. The plant design capacity corresponds to 50.000 barrels a day.
For this plant Cannon Artes has used the highest quality metals and components: the whole piping and the internal cladding of the vessels are made in Inconel 625, an alloy containing 58% of Nickel, plus Chromium, Molybdenum, Niobium, Tantalum and other metals that make it extremely resistant to oxidation and corrosion. In fact these produced waters contain an extremely high concentration of Chloride and Hydrogen Sulphide.
The compactness demanded by any piece of equipment subject to work on an off-shore platform made us pack a great number of treatment components in the minimum space.