Our cluster pump stations, associated pipeline network and the water treatment plant at the village of Qarmat Ali are all being upgraded, to support water injection projects that address dwindling pressure levels in our now mature reservoirs.
Fourteen degassing stations are being upgraded as part of a multi-year programme to restore process integrity, operability and reliability. New vessels are being introduced to improve hydrocarbon separation to enhance oil quality and new storage tanks have been built to help store oil when exports pauses are requested by the Ministry, enabling the operation to continue to function for longer.
Perhaps most importantly has been the introduction of new vessels and equipment to tackle the increasing challenge of more produced water entering degassing stations. Rumaila now treats 1.8 million barrels per day of produced fluids (oil and water) – of which around 420,000 barrels of water must be separated and disposed of. The introduction of new dehydrators and desalters, free water knock-out and produced water disposal units are key to the operation’s response to this unprecedented challenge in the field’s history.
Our field renovations are enabling facilities from the 1970s to continue to treat production fluids – oil, gas and water – at levels never previously seen in the field’s history.