Techouse secures important hardware contract for Valhall Sulphate Removal Unit
The Modification Alliance – Aker Solutions and Aker BP have chosen the Norwegian technology company Techouse to deliver the Sulphate Removal Unit (SRU) for the Valhall IP platform after a solid FEED delivery in 2021. This is one of the largest contracts Techouse has even been awarded.
The Modification Alliance and Techouse have signed a cooperation agreement based on the same principles as the existing contract between Aker BP and Aker Solutions (Allianseavtalen). The goal is to achieve a successful delivery through close cooperation and “One Team” mentality. It is the first time the Modification Alliance has signed this type of cooperation agreement with an equipment supplier.
The project will see Techouse provide its technology that will remove the sulphate present in seawater before it’s injected into the reservoir, reducing the potential for sulphate scaling.
The compact solution consists of two major filtration systems delivered as preassembled units with the capacity to deliver up to 75,000 barrels of treated seawater per day. The overall aim is to increase production and extend the lifetime of the Valhall wells.
The contract covers engineering, procurement, onshore functional testing, and complete offshore testing at Valhall. This is a strategically important contract for Techouse and will provide work for approximately 30 Techouse engineers during 2022 and into 2023. The entire system is scheduled to be completed and ready for offshore installation in Q4 2023. The project will be delivered through the Modification Alliance, responsible for the total integration work at Valhall.
Long time experience
The award is the third contract win for Techouse at Valhall. The company has previously completed an initial study for the delivery and onshore functional testing for the Aker BP SRU project before continuing with the FEED carried out during the third and fourth quarter of 2021.
- Techouse have extensive experience with this type of engineering design services in the North Sea. This is yet another confirmation that our sulphate removal unit technology is a preferred choice in the industry, says CEO of Techouse, Svein Helge Pettersen said.
In 2020, Techouse completed a 1,200-tonne water treatment module for Equinor’s Johan Castberg, setting a new standard in water treatment technologies. Similar to the Castberg-module, the SRU unit for Valhall will be fabricated at the Aker Solutions yard in Egersund.
- The Castberg module building was a successful project delivery. It is essential to continue our good working relationship with Aker Solutions, taking advantage of the experience in the team, CEO of Techouse, Svein Helge Pettersen said.
The Valhall field is located in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea. The giant Valhall has produced over a billion barrels of oil equivalents since the field was opened in 1982. The ambition is to produce a total of two billion barrels from the area. The Valhall area consists of a field center with five platforms connected by bridges, and four wellhead platforms that are remotely controlled from the field center. The field is powered with electricity from shore.
About Aker BP
Aker BP is a company engaged in exploration, field development and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company operates five field centres: Alvheim, Ivar Aasen, Skarv, Ula and Valhall, and is a partner in the Johan Sverdrup licence. Measured in production, Aker BP is one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe. Aker BP’s headquarters is in Fornebu, outside Oslo, and the company has offices in Stavanger, Trondheim, Harstad and Sandnessjøen. Aker BP is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker ‘AKRBP’.
About Aker Solutions
Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.
Techouse (formerly Halvorsen TEC), established in 2002, is a complete EPCIC supplier of water treatment packages, process plants, waste heat systems, gas turbine support systems and associated engineering services to a wide range of international oil & gas companies. Techouse is headquartered in Stavanger, with locations in Oslo, Langhus and Vanvikan in Norway, and Glasgow in UK.