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In oil and gas production, produced water is a nuisance. Hammertech provides a new, innovative and cost-efficient water fraction detector that identifies water-producing locations.

Information about production water can be gathered from the AquaWell downhole water conductivity and fraction meter, from the AquaField water fraction and conductivity meter for topside and subsea applications, and from the AquaKeel level profiler for separator tanks.

The production of water in oil and gas fields reduces the pressure in the reservoir more than necessary. The water reduces the capacity of the production facility and represents a cost for the operator, as he must dispose of it, either by discharging it into the environment or re-injecting it into the reservoir.

Managing water production is a complex task, involving many disciplines and highly trained and specialised engineers. The essence of this task is location of the source of the water production. Identifying the well, and ultimately the specific water-producing zone in a well, can be a time-consuming and complex task, if at all possible.

Hammertech AS was established in fall 2009 by VIS and Erling Hammer as a spin-off company from the University of Bergen, based on extensive research by Professor Erling Hammer from the Institute of Physics and Technology. Several MSc and PhD theses have been based on this technology over a period of 10 years. Today it has several shareholders, including company employees.