Advanced Online Desanding

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The next generation sand management

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April 11 2024

Stork’s Advanced Online Desanding (AOD) system, now in its 3rd generation, sets a new standard for sand management that is safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective.

AOD removes sand from ‘live’ production separators efficiently and safely avoiding platform shutdown and maintaining production while reducing environmental impact.

Pros & Limitations
Enhanced safety due to absence of confined space entry
Enhanced production due to elimination of sand-induced shutdowns
Sand cleaned and safely returned to sea, reducing environmental impact and avoiding onshore disposal
Shorter turnarounds because desanding is taken out of the turnaround scope
AOD is not suitable for 2 phase gas processing separator
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Oil and gas production separators onshore & offshore
AOD removes up to 20 tonnes of sand per day from online separators at up to 60 bar pressure and in 90C temperatures.
Certifications / licences
DNV, Patent, Calibration certificates
Oil & Gas Safety Standards, ATEX Zone 2 compliant
Safe connectivity and operability with separators in production
All equipment is prepared, inspected, maintained and certified by Stork’s dedicated team.
Non man entry
AOD completely automated and no requirement for vessel man entry
380v-440v and 110v supply to power AOD and Jetting Unit
AOD suitable for a 3 phase separator separating water, oil and gas
Working at height
All access is built within the unit frames


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With over 30 years of industry experience, Stork is a leading provider of sand management services and caisson inspection. They have a proven track record around the world working with major industry players to safely deliver advanced online desanding workscopes. Stork owns and maintains their own fleet of specialist cleaning equipment in compliance with ISO and ATEX Standards.

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