Aker Solutions and Fjords Processing have formed an alliance to develop technology and capabilities for wellstream separation and treatment solutions for the subsea and topside market.
The WellSep alliance will apply Aker Solutions’ subsea processing experience and testing facilities and Fjords’ topside and onshore separation technologies.
Rune Fantoft, chief executive of Fjords Processing, said:”This is a great opportunity to further develop our key technologies with one of our most important partners, Aker Solutions.
“Developing our competence in a joint initiative will enable us to increase our focus on produced water and separation technology.”
Fjords Processing, which was previously known as Aker Process Systems, has strengthened its position in recent year by acquiring the separation specialist companies Opus Maxim and Separation Specialists Inc.
The alliance will have a dedicated team from both companies and Aker Solutions will serve the subsea market, while Fjords Processing focuses on the topside segment.
Alan Brunnen, head of subsea at Aker Solutions, said:”The alliance will further strengthen our wellstream separation technology portfolio, testing and in-house capabilities.
“This brings us one step further in developing fully-fledged subsea production and processing systems that increase oil and gas recovery and lower costs for our customers.”