The table below shows areas of application where Merus can solve problems before and after they occur.



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Application areas

Problem description

wells

trunk & flow lines

treatment plants

refineries

scale

Case Studies available
Case Studies available
Case Studies available

corrosion

Case Studies available
Case Studies available
Case Studies available
Case Studies available

waxing/paraffin

Case Studies available
 Case Studies available
not applicable
not applicable

fouling

Case Studies available
Case Studies available
Case Studies available
Case Studies available

separation

not applicable
not applicable
Case Studies available
not applicable

emulsion

Case Studies available
No data available or no test done, in principle possible
Case Studies available
not applicable

effluent treatment

not applicable
not applicable
Case Studies available
No data available or no test done, in principle possible

sludge

No data available or no test done, in principle possible
Case Studies available
No data available or no test done, in principle possible
No data available or no test done, in principle possible

pour point

No data available or no test done, in principle possible
Case Studies available
not applicable
not applicable

viscosity

No data available or no test done, in principle possible
No data available or no test done, in principle possible
No data available or no test done, in principle possible
No data available or no test done, in principle possible

cooling water

not applicable
not applicable
No data available or no test done, in principle possible
Case Studies available

sea water

No data available or no test done, in principle possible
not applicable
Case Studies available
Case Studies available

 

 

 

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The cross-table above is giving an overview of both, the field of operation in the oil and gas industry and the problems Merus has identified, where Merus is able to improve the process involved.
We have split the operations in four parts. Which you will find on top of the table as headlines. The headlines are linked to a following page, where the field of operation is described in detail.

First upstream or the wells, which include oil and gas wells offshore and onshore, self flowing and pumped wells and wells operated by using a gas lift.

Second is midstream as it is called, the trunk- and flow lines, which is covering all the transport lines, where either crude, gas or water is transported. Here we are talking about rather small lines connecting the wells with Gathering Stations or Treatment Plants but as well big pipe lines, which connect gathering stations with Crude Oil Terminals, tank farms or other treatment plants.

Third is midstream as well, which are the treatment-plants including FPSO, where the crude is improved or treated, by the means of separation of crude, gas and water, desalting the crude, stabilisation of the crude, etc.

Forth is downstream covering the refineries or petro chemical industries, where the crude is heated to win new products from the crude.

In the first row of the cross-table we describe the most common problems during the operation in the oil and gas industry, where Merus can help to improve these which leads to less costs and maintenance. Each problem is linked to another page where the problem is described in detail, the expected improvements in the processes as well the possible financial gains which might be achieved when using Merus in this problem.
There are the classical problems faced in almost all pipes, as the scaling caused by minerals contained in the hydro carbon. A big topic is the corrosion, which is identified as one of the biggest risk to the assets of the industry, including all the though problems such as H2S corrosion, CO2 corrosion and SRB corrosion. The fouling which occurs in all processes in the hydro carbon.
We talk about waxing or problems caused by paraffin wax in the hydro carbon, both in the wells and the flow-, trunk- and pipe lines. The separation of oil gas and water, including the treatment of the emulsion and the effluent water each have its own pages. Here the highest possible savings can be achieved and are obvious to see.
The treatment of sludge in the hydro carbon or the pour point of the crude as well as the viscosity are more specific problems, which are depending on the quality of the hydro carbon, and do not occur in all type of crude.
Finally we are talking about water used as cooling water and seawater which is often used for cooling purposes offshore or in place near by the sea.

In the heart of the cross-table you will find buttons, which show if there is a case study available CS, a button ND where Merus thinks it will improve the process, but where either there is no case study available or Merus is not allowed to publish the data. And there is a button called NA, where the problem dont occur in this kind of application.
Please click on the CS button and if you have got access to this restricted part of the web page, the related case study will open. If you dont have access, just fill in the request form and if you are working for a oil company or a supplier for this industry, you will get automatically a password send by Email. We can only grant access to company email accounts, so please use your company account in order to avoid needless delays.