Oil, gas and water treatment specialist, ProSep, has been awarded a contract to supply its ProBlend™ mixer technology to Pemex. The project will last for a six-month period and will see the company supply proprietary equipment to blend two crude process streams on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Having delivered several successful projects for Pemex, ProSep has a long-standing relationship with the company. This is their fifth project collaboration.
Two crude process streams to meet a required density
ProBlend combines two crude process streams to meet a required density or viscosity. Utilising ProSep’s mixer technology, ProBlend provides even pre-distribution of heavy or high viscosity oil into light or low viscosity oil. This blend of crudes is further mixed in ProSep’s modulating mixer design, creating a homogenous blend that is significantly easier to transport than heavy crude, and simpler to treat in dehydrating and desalting applications.
Generating OPEX and CAPEX savings
When applied, ProBlend will reduce the platform’s consumption of the diluent or lighter density stream, generating significant OPEX savings by reducing the pumping power required to transport both the diluent and product streams. The technology will also generate CAPEX savings on the size and weight of downstream processes required for crude treatment.
Comment from ProSep
“The longevity of our relationship with Pemex is testament to our ability to deliver innovative yet reliable solutions to meet specific operational, regional or regulatory challenges,” comments Neil Poxon, Chief Executive Officer of ProSep. “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship as we move forward with this project.”
Adapted from press release by David Bizley