“With the acquisition of Separation Specialists, we are able to offer a complete produced water de-oiling solution from one vendor. There is also an excellent cultural fit between the two entities, which we look forward to further developing,” said David Merle, head of Aker Solutions’ process systems business.
Aker Solutions will now be able to offer Separation Specialists’ products, such as nutshell filters (NSF), mechanical induced gas flotation (IGF) and field services, through its global distribution and execution network.
“The acquisition offers an entry point for Aker Solutions’ products and services to Separation Specialists’ existing client base on the US west coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, Russia and the Middle East,” added Merle.
Headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Separation Specialists also has a facility in Louisiana and employs about 20 people. Separation Specialists provides products for all types of produced water, including for oilfield, industrial, aluminum manufacturing, paper mills, and railroad usage. The product range includes mechanically induced gas flotation, nutshell filters/walnut shell filters, ASME tank fabrication and repair, and gravity separation equipment.
The company will continue to market its services using the Separation Specialists name.