News | February 18, 2014

Veolia Has Been Awarded The Contract For The Water Treatment Facility At Shell Canada's Carmon Creek Heavy Oil Project

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Veolia has been awarded the contract by Shell Canadato design and supply a water treatment facility to recycle the water used for steam generation at Shell’s Carmon Creek heavy oil project in Alberta, Canada.The Shell Carmon Creek Project, under construction,will produce up to 80,000 barrels per day of oil using enhanced oil recovery methods, where steam is injected into the underground reservoir to help produce the heavy oil.The water co-produced with the oil recovered from underground will be treated and re-used to generate steam. This approachmaximizes the amount of process water recycled (approximately 99%).

Veolia’s engineering and design expertise has produced a treatment system that will allow production of up to 50,000 tonnesof steam per daycritical to the oil production process. Proprietary water technologies that include the separation of hydrocarbons, warm-lime softening, after filters, ion exchange and evaporation will offer a comprehensive solution for recovering and recycling of theproduced water.

Veolia previously supplied Shell with a sustainable water management solutionfor its Pearl GTL complex in Qatar that also involved a highly integrated water treatment system aimed at maximum water recovery.

"Veolia is the only solutions provider covering the entire water cycle for the needs of the oil industry" said Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia Environnement. "Industrial companies know using water efficiently is a key element of productionand is an important part of minimizing the environmental impact of their operations and of meetingever more stringent legislation.”

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Veolia Environnement is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With220,000 employees, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4B in 2012. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Veolia Water Technologies