ATLANTA, GA, Apr. 21, 2011 -- Under a contract with Chevron, MyCelx will design and deliver a produced water treatment system for the Jack/St. Malo floating production facility in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The system will remove oil and water soluble organics (WSO) to below 10 parts per million (ppm).
The design requirements for the Jack/St. Malo floating production facility calls for an overboard discharge limit that is lower than the current EPA limit of 29 ppm.
Andy Narayanan, Manager of Operations and Technical Services at MyCelx, said the MyCelx system is "specifically designed to handle the difficult WSO's from deep water drilling operations."
The Jack and St. Malo fields are being developed in the Lower Tertiary trend in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The fields are estimated to contain total recoverable resources equivalent to more than 500 million barrels of oil. The produced water treatment system will treat up to 70,000 barrels per day.