Produced Water Treatment
Silica Sorption Process: Thermal Treatment Of Produced Water The Silica Sorption Process technology from Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is a cost-effective method removal of silica from produced water from SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) extra heavy oilfield operations.
Produced-Water Softening – RecoPur® Ion Exchange
Safety and costs related to handling acid and caustic often used for regeneration of produced water softeners
Water And Wastewater Management For Shale Gas Production Shale gas production requires millions of gallons of water for hydraulic fracturing as well as treatment of the resulting effluent generated, often containing high TDS levels.
Power Clean® Nutshell Filters Power Clean® are the most effective, quickest regenerating nutshell filter media system available.
RecoPur® Produced Water Treatment Systems
Eco-Tec is a globally recognized provider of produced-water treatment systems for heavy-oil operations, featuring advanced micro-media filtration (Spectrum™) and ion-exchange softeners (RecoPur®) that dramatically reduce materials, waste, and operational costs for clients.
WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
Seneca Resources Recycles Oil-Field Produced Water With Eco-Tec’s RecoPur® Treatment System Case Study
The Bakersfield, California area is known for its heavy oil deposits, many of which require the injection of steam into the ground to allow the viscous oil to flow and be extracted through wells.
Endress+Hauser has more than 50 years of experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Portable Water.
Aquatech International Corporation Established in 1981, Aquatech International Corporation is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge.
Siemens Industry, Inc. - Water Technologies
Siemens is the world leader in products, systems, and services for water and wastewater treatment for industrial, institutional, and municipal customers
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies offers comprehensive water and wastewater solutions for industrial and municipal customers. With unique technologies and process expertise, Veolia specializes in engineering, design, and project management, construction and execution.
Eco-Tec Inc. engineers, designs, manufacturers and distributes from Pickering, near Toronto, Canada. Customer service and technical support provide treatability studies, installation service, on-site supervision and operator training...
“Produced water” is the oil and gas industry term for any water that comes out of the oil or gas reservoir as part of the production process. Oil reservoirs often contain large volumes of water, while gas reservoirs typically have smaller quantities. Sources of produced water include:
- Connate water present in the reservoir prior to production
- Condensed water from produced gas
- Injected water derived from injection wells
The physical and chemical properties of produced water are not consistent. Variation depends on factors such as reservoir geology, hydrocarbon composition, geographical location, and water injection history.
Produced water contains contaminants that require removal before proper disposal or reuse. Some of the impurities or substances likely to be found in produced water include: oil, naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), waxes, greases, sand, scales, dissolved salts, CO2 (carbon dioxide) and H2S (hydrogen sulfide) gases, hydrocarbons, production chemicals, and various metals.
The treatment of produced water will differ according to the intended disposal method or reuse purpose. Filtration, cyclonic separation, flotation, and evaporation are among the commonly used treatment techniques.
Post-treatment, there are a number of options available for disposal or reuse, each of which will have different water treatment criteria associated with it:
- Surface disposal into the sea or into evaporation ponds, subject to local environmental regulations
- Injection into a disposal well, either a watered out part of the reservoir or to a disposal formation
- Reinjection for pressure maintenance, replacing sea/aquifer/river water as the source of water injection
- Reuse for irrigation or as industrial process water
Due to increasing environmental awareness and regulations, disposal to surface waters and evaporation ponds is becoming less prevalent. Produced water is considered an industrial waste, subject to standards defined and issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Veolia Water Selected To Provide Produced Water Treatment Veolia Water has signed a design-build-operate contract with Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) for a Produced Water Reclamation Facility at its Arroyo Grande Oil field in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. The treatment system will incorporate Veolia Water’s OPUS® II technology to generate high-quality water.
Holmes Western Oil Company Selects Eco-Tec RecoPur Purification System Holmes Western Oil Company in Taft, California, has chosen Eco-Tec Inc.’s RecoPur Produced Water Treatment System to filter and soften produced water from its oil operations.
Kern River Holdings Purchases Eco-Tec Produced Water Treatment System Eco-Tec Inc is pleased to announce the sale of a Produced Water Treatment System to Kern River Holdings, a division of All American Oil and Gas Inc.
Produced Water Evaporation System For SAGD Project Awarded To Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been awarded the supply of a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) produced water evaporator system for one of the largest heavy oil producers in Canada.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Supplies Process For Treatment Of High pH SAGD Produced Water
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies will provide a new technology to Tervita Corporation to treat evaporator blowdown/concentrate resulting from treatment of produced water from steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operators.