Increase Water Injection Availability

Cost Transformation 1 (CTR 1)
Technology Readiness Level 0

The objective of this programme is to develop a Water Management Plan that addresses both operational performance and process development/design aspects related to facilities.

Optimization of the Water Injection (WI) systems for Dan and Halfdan has been identified to have a potential of increasing recovery. The produced water treatment (PWT) system will be addressed in the same way in this Work Stream to prevent bottlenecks from increased water cut.

DHRTC Hypothesis

The hypothesis is to prevent the decline over time in WI regularity and capacity by deploying big data analytics combined with functional and physical modelling. This decline has occurred historically following engineering upgrade projects and maintenance activities.

The overall challenge is to optimize the relationship between maintenance personnel/plant operators and systems with a view to improving safety, efficiency and well-being.

The project is subdivided into 3 main work packages:

Expected Key Deliverables at TRL 3

  • MFM developed to provide online decision support for WI system.
  • Validation and verification of MFM model and application on the AAU-E pilot plant.
  • Fault detection and pattern recognition (Big Data) for Dan WI installations.
  • Optimization and control of filtration for WI system.
  • Counter action plan and failure prediction through MFM

Collaboration

Partner institutions:

Other partners:

 

Technology Readiness Level

The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale is used to measure the maturity of a project. All technologies are evaluated on the same basis of Comparison, which provides a better overall picture. The first step on the scale is research still in the idea phase while step 7 is where the idea has matured into applicable technology.

Read more about how we use the TRL scale at DHRTC here

Idea
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