Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies To Provide SAGD Produced Water Treatment System For Southern Pacific Resource Corp.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been awarded the supply of key portions of the produced water treatment system by Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (Southern Pacific) for their STP-McKay Thermal Project in Northern Alberta. Southern Pacific, as with all of their oil sands assets, will employ in-situ recovery methods for this project.
The produced water from oilfield operations will be treated with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies' AutoFlot Induced Gas Flotation (IGF) technology as the initial deoiling step. Following initial treatment, an HPD evaporation system will treat the de-oiled produced water from the 12,000 bbl/d operation. The treated water from the process will serve as feed for the drum-type boilers to generate steam for the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process.
The evaporator system will employ the proprietary Silica Sorption process that operates at a lower pH. Operating at a lower pH allows flexible disposal options of the resulting waste brines while producing high-quality distillate for re-use. An additional crystallizer will be used to further reduce waste volumes, achieve higher water recovery, and approach ZLD (Zero Liquid Discharge). This is the second SAGD produced water evaporation system using this second generation evaporator technology awarded to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies in Northern Alberta in the past six months.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, as part of the project award, will also supply a source water treatment facility that will treat raw water for additional use in the plant. The resulting waste stream will be fed into the produced water treatment system, thereby minimizing waste from the process.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies' technical subsidiaries, Whittier Filtration, HPD, and Crown solutions, will provide the deoiling technology, evaporation system, and the source water treatment plant respectively.
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of in-situ thermal heavy oil and bitumen production in the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta and in Senlac, Saskatchewan.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a global provider of technology solutions and design-build services in water treatment. With over 9,500 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.6B in 2009. Combining the specialized expertise of North American subsidiaries including Biothane, Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A. Water Systems, PICA and Whittier Filtration, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies serves the industrial and municipal markets.
About Veolia Water
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement, is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 310,000 employees in 74 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $49.8B in 2009.