FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Nov. 4, 2005 -- Enviro Voraxial Technology Inc. announced Wednesday that the company has signed a contract to deploy a Voraxial® 2000 Separator to a New Mexico oil production facility for a produced water (oil/water) separation application. This contract follows the recent announcement of another system being deployed to an offshore oil platform owned by CNOOC, China's third largest oil company.
Oil industry interest in the patented EVTN separation systems has accelerated since Royal Dutch/Shell invited EVTN to exhibit its technology in Shells' booth at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition tradeshow in Amsterdam this past February. To the company's knowledge and that of leading industry experts, there is no existing product that can approach the separation efficiency of the Voraxial Separator, when volume, size, cost, and energy are considered.
The need for effective produced water (oil/water) separation is a major issue for both offshore and land-based oil production facilities. Oil reservoirs frequently contain large volumes of water and as oil wells mature (the oil field becomes depleted), the amount of produced water increases. In the continental U.S., it's estimated that more than 10 barrels of water is produced for every barrel of oil. The produced water must be purified or treated for removal of oil and solids prior to discharge or re-injection into underground formations.
The necessity to process and efficiently separate high volumes of liquids coupled with the more stringent environmental regulations worldwide is increasing the demand for this system. It provides a cost effective way to separate large volumes of produced or re-injection water for both on-land and offshore production facilities. The system provides superior separation while decreasing the amount of space, energy and weight to conduct the separation.
"With the awareness of the Voraxial Separator increasing, we have seen a significant rise in the interest for it for both offshore and land-based oil production facilities. Its ability to achieve high separation efficiency in an economical manner is generating many sales opportunities for the Company." said John A. DiBella, vice president of technology. "What EVTN's separators can do for the oil industry represents only a part of the total potential applications. This system can economically benefit industries as diverse as sewage treatment, mining, food processing, ballast and bilge water, to name a few. Some of these opportunities are currently being addressed."
For offshore produced water video demonstration, see these URLs:
-- (DSL link): www.evtn.com/wmv/EVTN1_offshore_DSL.wmv
-- (56K link): www.evtn.com/wmv/EVTN1_offshore_56k.wmv
Enviro Voraxial Technology Inc.'s patented Voraxial Separator is a unique, cost-efficient, continuous flow separator that simultaneously separates liquid/liquid, liquid/solid or liquid/liquid/solid mixtures at extremely high flow rates while achieving very high levels of purity. It produces a real-time, high "g" centrifugal force to yield a high-purity product or products at a volume of 3 gallons per minute to over 10,000 gallons per minute. The technology is scaleable and nearly universal in its implementation. Although the systec is applicable to almost any industry separation process, the Company is focusing its near-term efforts in the following vertical markets: oil exploration and production, oil refineries, municipal wastewater industry, mining, and manufacturing.