Subsea processing technology makes big strides ///

Subsea processing technology has done much to unlock the deepwater reserves in the UK, and this technology is making its way to Brazil and other deepwater plays. By placing the separators, pumps and injectors on the seafloor, offshore operators are better able to anticipate production volumes at topsides, improve overall reservoir recovery, debottleneck offshore facilities experiencing high watercuts and develop marginal fields surrounding a hub platform. This article presents a roundup of some of the latest technologies for subsea solid-liquid-gas separation, subsea multiphase pumping and subsea water injection.

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