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Kongsberg Maritime wins TORDIS IOR simulator contract

Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract for the delivery of an ASSETT® engineering simulator integrated with an OLGA multiphase model for TORDIS IOR (Increased Oil Recovery).

Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract for the delivery of an ASSETT® engineering simulator integrated with an OLGA multiphase model for TORDIS IOR (Increased Oil Recovery). As an option the simulator can be converted into an operator training simulator.

TORDIS is an existing subsea tie-in to Gullfaks C. The TORDIS increased oil recovery project will add a subsea separation and boosting station. Water and sand will be separated from the well stream and injected into a sub-surface formation, and a multiphase pump will help to drive the remaining oil and gas through the existing pipeline to Gullfaks C. The combined effect is increased oil recovery with lower well head pressure.

The simulator consists of an ASSETT process model fully integrated with OLGA multiphase well and pipeline models. STATOIL will use the simulator to verify a large number of different operation modes and transitions.

“Correct operation of the TORDIS IOR subsea separation station is important and the use of the dynamic simulator is vital to rule out any operational problems. We see the TORDIS IOR contract award as a confirmation of the trust in ASSETT and KONGSBERG's simulation  capability,” comments Sales Manager for Process Simulation in Norway, KONGSBERG, Chris Ruigrok.

Project leader for the TORDIS IOR simulator project Audun Faanes at STATOIL comments: “A high focus is put upon the operation of the whole production system. Subsea wells, subsea process equipment, production pipelines and topside processing systems are tightly integrated. STATOIL's intentions with the TORDIS IOR dynamic simulator are to make the organization prepared for operation of this integrated system and to verify and tune the automatic control systems.”

Kongsberg Maritime has delivered over 50 custom-made full scale engineering, DCS test and training simulators to the industry, in addition to a large number of dynamic simulation studies.

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