Heavy Crude Expertise
It's been a busy year for VI energy on the heavy crude front, we are delighted to have assisted Enquest and Bumi Armada's Kraken FPSO achieve their well capacity 50,000BOPD. Our Process department have gone on to assist Apache with their new heavy crude development project Corona. Emulsion stability and moose in heavy crudes needs to be carefully considered in the design stage particularly with flowline assurance and interface measurement and control. Use of HSP's subsea and recirculation loops through process bring challenges with SRB control, and adapting profiler settings for start up situations are just a few of the typical heavy crude field challenges in operations.