OTC-18340-MS Waterflood Operability-Process and Chemical Issues
In the last few years, Shell has implemented three deepwater waterflood systems. They are all on floating installations, employ relatively compact and light weight facility designs and are roughly the same capacity. While their overall designs are similar, important details of the designs are different, and the project management strategies were significantly different as well. The startup and initial run time experience of these waterfloods facilities differed greatly, ranging from significant downtime for the first project to nearly complete success for the last one. Shell is in the process of sanctioning a forth deepwater waterflood system that is larger and more complex than the previous three.