Every drop costs you money The estimated cost associated with produced water treatment in the United States is approximately $18B. The cost of cleaning produced water is 300 times greater than municipal waste water and 3,000 times greater than irrigation water.
Produced Water Treatment
Measurement Instrumentation In 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.
Power Clean® Nutshell Filters Power Clean® are the most effective, quickest regenerating nutshell filter media system available.
OPUS® Technology - Optimized Pretreatment and Unique Separation Technology OPUS technology combines a proprietary high rate chemical softening process, MULTIFLO, with filtration, ion exchange, and reverse osmosis operated at an elevated pH in single-pass or double-pass mode to generate high effluent water quality suitable for discharge, recycle or reuse.
OPUS® II Technology - a New Innovation for High Recovery of Water for Reuse
OPUS® II is a proprietary process for high recovery of complex wastewater streams. This new innovation uses CeraMem® ceramic membranes as pretreatment for reverse osmosis to reduce the system footprint. OPUS II can be delivered in modular, containerized units to minimize installation costs.
Like the original OPUS technology, OPUS II effectively removes silica, organics, hardness, boron, strontium and particulates. It generates high quality effluent at a high recovery rate, providing clean water for discharge, recycle or reuse.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Osum Oil Sands Corp. Selects Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies’ Produced Water Treatment For Taiga Project At Cold Lake Osum Oil Sands Corp. will use water treatment technologies from Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to process produced water from its Taiga Project at Cold Lake in Alberta.
Eco-Tec Opening Western Office
Design and manufacturing company Eco-Tec Inc. is pleased to announce a new sales office in Calgary, Alberta. As of July 1, 2012, Eco-Tec's 'Western Canadian Office' will begin providing greater services to the growing region, which is currently the hub of Canada's natural resources and oil sands sector.
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.
Seneca Western Minerals Purchases Second Eco-Tec Produced Water Treatment System For It's California Oil Production Operations Eco-Tec Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of a Produced Water Treatment System to Seneca Western Minerals, to be installed in Seneca's Maricopa, California oil production operations.