Saipem's subsea solution

ITALIAN oilfield construction contractor Saipem and Total have decided to extend their ties with a new co-ownership and exclusive commercialisation agreement for Springs, a cost-saving subsea deepwater treatment technology developed by the French oil major and water treatment specialist Veolia.

Springs, short for subsea process and injection gear for seawater, is a nanofiltration-based sulphate removal unit designed for subsea use in deep water environments that has been under development