Plant-wide Control Strategy for Improving Produced Water Treatment

Zhenyu Yang, Simon Pedersen, Petar Durdevic, Christian Mai, Leif Hansen, Kasper Lund Jepsen, A. Aillos, A. Andreasen

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This work focuses on investigation and development of an innovative Produced Water Treatment (PWT) technology for offshore oil & gas production by employing the model-based plant-wide control strategy. The key contributions lie in two folds: (i) the advanced anti-slug analysis and control by focusing on the upstream well-pipeline-riser systems; (ii) optimization of controlling topside separation processes, which includes both the three-phase separator and de-oiling hydrocyclone facilities. A new PWT control strategy, named direct efficiency control, has been proposed for guarantee of the PWT quality in a continuous and real-time manner. However, this new solution relies on the availability of reliable Oilin-Water (OiW) real-time measuring technologies, which apparently are still quite challenging and un-matured.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC)
Number of pages8
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Publication dateAug 2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-402-6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event2016 International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC) - Sinopec Conference Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 11 Aug 201612 Aug 2016


Conference2016 International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC)
LocationSinopec Conference Center
Internet address


  • Produced water
  • Plant-wide
  • Optimization
  • Slugging flow
  • Oil-in-Water
  • De-oiling efficiency


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