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Suez to supply membranes for Modec offshore oil project in Brazil

Suez is to provide 1000 seawater sulfate removal (SWSR) nanofiltration membranes for Modec’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels Cidade de São Paulo MV22 and MV24 deployed in Brazil’s Santos Basin.

The SWSR-440 membranes will remove sulfate to reduce scale and corrosion in the injection well, which can reduce oil recovery and plug the well. Suez will deliver the membranes by the end of 2018.

“This is an important milestone in our collaboration with Modec and confirmation that our integrated advanced technology solutions for the oil and gas industry are addressing the toughest challenges of the market,” said Craig Hobkirk, oil and gas global market director, Suez. “We are seeing more and more clients approaching us for the SWSR nanofiltration membrane because of its high resistance to fouling and overall sulfate removal performance.”