Invitation to JIP for full scale pilot of Lynx 250 Separator

Full scale pilot Lynx 250

High pressure gas/liquid testing of Lynx 250 at CEESI, USA.

Lynx scrubbers secure production regularity by preventing tripping of compressors and malfunctions in fuel gas and dry gas seal systems due to liquid carry over.

As The Norwegian Continental Shelf is expected to yield larger amounts of gas relative to oil, the regularity of the gas processing and export systems becomes even more important The Lynx scrubber is robust to high liquid loads and variations and removing the liquid fractions that pass through conventional scrubbers. This reduces MTF and upholds plant integrity.

Participation in TRL4 JIP is now open.

The Lynx scrubber will be piloted through the STATOIL TRL4 level qualification. Operators and licenses are invited to participate in the project that will conclude Q2 – 2018. The JIP is funded from the DEMO 2000 program.
To learn more about InnSep and Lynx scrubber, visit us at ONS in Stavan-ger at Hall 8, stand 850 from 30th August to 1st September or contact Sondre Jacobsen directly at sondre@innsep.com / +47 98043205 for more information

InnSep stand at ONS 2016 – Hall 8, stand 850

InnSep Lynx 250 Mark 1 wtih viewports

InnSep Lynx 250 Mark 1 wtih viewports to be showcased at ONS

Visit InnSep at stand 850 in conference hall 8 at ONS in Stavanger 29th August til 1st Sepember 2016. We will be showcasing our PED-certified Lyns 250 separator and inviting participants for the up-coming multiclient JIP for field installation.

The JIP is open for additional partners. Contact InnSep AS directly for more information, or meet us at the stand.

High pressure testing successfully completed and verified

The Lynx 250 gas/liquid separator performed as expected, confirming the efficiency and K-factor up to 90 bar. Test series were performed with variations in gas/liquid ratios and flow speeds at the Statoil High Pressure test facilities at Rotvoll, Trondheim, in Norway. The liquid ratios were tested from smallest amount to the maximum amount possible within the rig capacity.

Final calibration of Lynx 250 before installation

Sondre Jacobsen (InnSep AS) and Geir Høgstad (H-Tech) performing the final calibrations of the Lynx 250 gas/liquid separator before installation at the Statoil Rotvoll high pressure testing facility.

The results confirmed that the basic Lynx design is extremely compact and handles variations in both flow rates and liquid volume percentages of gas. One impressive aspect was how little the increased pressure affected the overall efficiency of the Lynx. Conventional gas/liquid separator steadily decrease in efficiency and capacity as pressure rises. The Lynx qualified at less than a third of this reduction.

This is a major milestone, confirming that our scientific calculations are on par. Together with the PED certification, the compact Lynx 250 is ready to complete the final steps of the Technology Readyness Levels. This is scheduled for Q1-2017 in a multi-client JIP in collaboration with the Norwegian Research Council and the DEMO 2000 program.

The JIP/DEMO2000 will target the carry-over challenges from existing, conventional separators:

  1. Retrofit: After main separator in order to separate unwanted carry-over that normally is dried in gas driers
  2. Retrofit: In front of rotating equipment (compressors etc) as the final risk-reducing element for carry-over
  3. Retrofit: Parallel «de-bottlenecking» of existing separators
  4. Replacement of main separator internals
  5. Replacement of main separator

Operators that have challenges in one or more of these situations and require elimination of carry-over can contact InnSep directly, or visit our demonstration stand at ONS in Stavanger from 29th August to 1st September 2016. Deadline for confirmation of participation in the InnSep DEMO2000 JIP is October 1st 2016.