Heavy oil now accounts for nearly five percent of world crude production and is growing in importance as conventional crude reserves decline. Heavy oil poses many challenges for upstream producers, including the formation of extra-tight oil-water emulsions and unique solids formation problems.
Aker Solutions is a world leader in the design and manufacture of well-stream processing equipment for heavy oil applications. We have over thirty years of heavy oil processing experience. Our custom engineered separation equipment now processes over one million barrels per day of heavy oil. This includes extra heavy crudes rated at 12 degrees API or lower.
We have engineered heavy oil treatment systems that are now in operation in northern Russia; the Canadian oil sands; the Middle East and South America.
We have engineered and manufactured over 40 heavy oil installations, with unit operations spanning the entire oil processing flowsheet. This includes bulk water removal, secondary treatment to remove the remaining solids and water as well as produced water cleanup. Our equipment is operating reliably, in challenging and remote locations around the globe.
We have best in class design and project management capabilities, including 3D CAD systems and an on-line database driven supply management system.
Our quality systems are excellent, which is demonstrated by our very low warranty rework rate. We have earned our reputation as a dependable, on time supplier custom engineered heavy oil processing systems.
Aker Solutions is the producer’s choice for custom engineered heavy oil technologies. From the well-head to the sales oil tank, we can meet your production challenges.