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UNDERSTANDING YOUR PROCESS UNLOCKING YOUR PERFORMANCE

Manufacturers of the unique ViPA analyser and providers of Process Insight consultancy services, Jorin is a company that is focussed on and dedicated to all aspects of oilfield water management.

We look to enable our customers to optimise their process performance, reduce costs, maximise production and avoid processing problems through rapidly produced, accessible, relevant data and the delivery of deep understanding of their process conditions.

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Often the most valuable data is the data received fastest and Jorin's Process Insight services focuses on providing high quality data, quickly in the field. Using online and field portable tools, Process Insight is a complete consultancy service for oil and gas fluid behaviour during production, sea water injection, waste water treatment and produced water injection projects. These studies encompass various project stages, from conceptual and detailed design to final plant commissioning and operation.

Process Insight is provided by Jorin Limited whose employees have experience of oil and gas production and water injection projects in Africa, the North Sea, the Middle East, Asia, North America and South America. This experience includes both offshore and onshore projects and covers heavy oil production, gas production and water injection in seawater, aquifer water, river water and produced water systems.

As Jorin Limited is independent of any chemical supply company Process Insight offers impartial advice on selection and implementation of chemical treatment programmes, in fact many chemical suppliers and equipment designers are among our customers. Our consultants have first hand experience in the selection, use and optimisation of production and water injection chemicals. The Process Insight service can also perform laboratory chemical evaluations.

The production of data in real time allows the customer to react rapidly to process upsets, well changes, production chemistry effects and equipment malfunctions; often programmes that had been scheduled over weeks can be completed in days or even hours. The Process Insight service provides cost effective on site optimisation and future field development plans to maximise revenue and minimise risk.

Conceptual Design Studies
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Data is collected and evaluated to produce recommendations on fluid treatment to achieve the desired export and injection water qualities. Equipment selection, commissioning and process de-bottlenecking companies may choose to evaluate a number of different process technologies to identify the most appropriate or effective for dealing/handling their fluids; Process Insight can provide the quantitative information necessary to ensure the optimum decisions are reached.

During any evaluation the collection of data on the performance does rely heavily on the quality of the input and output data, the means of collection and its relevance to the actual fluids or process being assessed. Jorin Limited has used data generated by Process Insight to work with a number of operating companies, equipment suppliers and end users, both for the design and verification of process equipment and also in the assessment of actual field performance.

Chemical Selection
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Avg. solids
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Inlet1191336760124989123
Outlet443434356011939

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In many processes the cost of chemical treatment forms a significant part of the operating cost as well as having a major impact on process efficiency. The selection and effective use of chemicals is therefore of prime importance. Taking bottle samples of process fluids and sending them for laboratory analysis can provide useful data but is subject to time delay, and difficulty in reconciling analytical data with other process parameters.

Process Insight utilises on line, real time analysis to give immediate quantification of the effect of process chemicals. This allows rapid and efficient assessment of changes in dosing regime or chemical type, together with instant and easy integration of analytical data with other process information. This approach gives speedy process optimisation and simple resolution of chemical treatment related process problems.

Fluid Characterisation

Data can be obtained not only for new field developments but for any new fluids being introduced into an existing process, thus preventing or highlighting any incompatibility issues with existing system design and operation, materials of construction and process fluids.

Use of the fluid data will help to avoid problems such as scale and emulsion formation, and provide a basis for prediction of performance for existing or intended process elements. For water injection systems, analysis should be carried out on both the potential injection water (source water) and on the formation water into which it may combine.

Chemical Analysis
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A complete and accurate characterisation of fluids is vital for the design and operation of the appropriate fluid treatment packages; where possible this should include analysis of each of the oil, water and gas phases. This data should ideally be obtained not only for new field developments, but for all new fluids being introduced into an existing process – thus preventing or highlighting any incompatibility issues with existing system design, operation, metallurgy or with fluids i.e. emulsions, scaling etc. For injection water systems, analysis should not only be obtained on the potential injection water (source water) but also on the existing formation water into which it may combine.

The importance of obtaining reliable good quality data cannot be over-emphasised as the results will inform the basis for all subsequent decisions. Process Insight can analyse many different parameters for both oil and water characterisation.

Water Characterisation
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  • Wax Content/Wax Appearance Temperature/Pour Point
  • Emulsion Tendency
  • GC Analysis
  • Foaming
  • Calcium Napthenate /Asphaltene Content
  • Total Acid Number (TAN)
  • ARN acids (high molecular weight Naphthenic Acids)
  • Water content
  • BS&W
Oil Characterisation
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  • Full Ionic Characteristics
  • Scaling Potential
  • Corrosivity
  • Heavy metals
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Solids concentration and particle size analysis
  • Oil concentration and droplet size analysis
  • Chemical and microscopic analysis of suspended solids
  • Bacterial Nutrients, Volatile Fatty Acids (VFA), Souring potential
  • Chlorine demand
  • Dissolved gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide)
  • pH, temperature, specific gravity, viscosity and conductivity