Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Oil and Gas Industry

  1. Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
    10/20/2017

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  2. Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations
    12/1/2017

    In the oil and gas industry, regulations and requirements to measure, monitor and report flared gases continue to expand and extend. The U.S. EPA continues to focus on enhancing regulations aimed at reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment.

  3. The Power Of Reclaimed Water
    9/9/2016

    The population continues to grow, demanding more output from fewer resources. This strain is felt acutely in the power industry. New plants are built to accommodate the growing population’s power needs, requiring more water than ever for power generation and cooling. As freshwater resources continue to dwindle, more plants are turning to reclaimed water.

  4. Sun-Powered Nanogrid Cleans Fracking Wastewater
    11/19/2013

    A high-tech “net” and the power of the sun are all that is needed to remove contaminants from water produced by fracking operations, oil spills, textile manufacturing, and other sources.

  5. The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters
    5/6/2014

    Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

  6. Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
    3/22/2018

    Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

  7. Saving Oil And Gas: Improving Profit Margins In Down Times With Innovative Water Management
    5/31/2016

    With oil prices depressed, exploration and production companies unearth the money-saving opportunities in water management planning.

  8. Level Measurement Of Corrosive Materials With New Radar Antenna
    11/23/2015

    A midstream gathering and processing gas company in the Southern United States processes, treats, and compresses natural gas from a formation rich in hydrocarbons, liquids, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, and CO2.

  9. A Fracking Coverup?
    1/17/2013

    I’m not inclined to pick on the EPA, but in the wake of the recent report that they overstepped their authority on stormwater regulation, I saw that The Associated Press did an exposé charging the EPA with suppressing information on hydraulic fracturing’s link to drinking water contamination.

  10. Breakthrough Technology Is Good For Fracking — And The Environment
    12/1/2014

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a demonstration project that remediates acid mine drainage water, providing both source water and useful byproducts for hydraulic fracturing operations.