SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions will be the exclusive provider of membranes used in seawater sulfate removal (SWSR) systems on 15 floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) platforms operated by Petrobras located in the Campos, Búzios, Espírito Santo and Santos oil basins. The multi-million dollar contract renewal solidifies SUEZ’s install base and presence in Latin America.
“Petrobras is a leader when it comes to deep water offshore oil recovery,” said Kevin Cassidy, executive vice president, engineered solutions for SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions. “We are proud that they continue to rely on our membranes to prevent scale in injection wells and to better mitigate well souring by reducing sulfate.”
The contract adds to SUEZ’s long history of working closely with Petrobras for both on and offshore wastewater treatment applications. In 2019, Petrobras selected SUEZ membrane technology to replace poor performing systems at two main refineries in the region.
A leading manufacturer and supplier of membranes to the offshore oil & gas industry, SUEZ designs its SWSR-Series of membranes to consistently produce high-quality water for injection in undersea oil reserves. The nanofiltration membranes are recognized for their low fouling properties, ability to minimize strontium and barium sulfate scale, better mitigate well souring, and minimize the operating pressure through high transmission of sodium chloride into the permeate.