Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has received its first order for the Agip KCO Kashagan project in Kazakhstan.
The order, placed by Italian fabrication company Rosetti, based in Ravenna, is to supply its advanced separator level control instrument to the offshore complex D test separator in the northeast Caspian Sea. It is designed for high pressure and high hydrogen sulphide duty. Discovered in 2000 and due onstream in 2008, the Kashagan field is one of the world's largest with reserves of around 40 billion barrels.
The TRACERCO Profiler™, an award-winning instrument, uses advanced measurement technology to accurately determine and control the contents of oil and gas production separators. It has proved a big hit with oil and gas operators around the world as it can not only lower operating and maintenance cots, but can also increase production rates and decrease environmental risks. Since the launch of the Profiler in 1999, over 100 units have been sold worldwide.