produced water system Articles

  • Produced water treatment technologies

    Abstract Produced water is a complex mixture of organic and inorganic compounds and the largest volume of byproduct generated during oil and gas recovery operations. The potential of oilfield produced water to be a source of fresh water for water-stressed oil-producing countries and the increasing environmental concerns in addition to stringent legislations on produced water discharge into ...

  • Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Filtration Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

    Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) are membrane filtration technologies that are designed to remove solute ions and molecules from a pretreated liquid stream. Well-designed RO/NF units are compact and demand relatively little maintenance, making them an attractive alternative to conventional treatment trains. Even despite the merits of today’s efficient RO/NF technologies, it pays ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • BP Schiehallion - produced water degasser

    Client: BP Schiehallion - UK In July 2004 BP was required to take its produced water degasser on the Schiehallion FPSO offline for essential upgrade work. Without a replacement technology BP potentially faced a production shutdown during repairs. CETCO offered its CrudeSep® technology to BP as a temporary degasser vessel. In addition to oil and solids removal the CrudeSep® also acts as an ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Cogen plant produces distilled water

    The Facility Tenaska IV Texas Partners cogeneration facility in Cleburne, Texas is a producer of electricity at a combined cycle plant. The Problem Tenaska wanted their Cleburne plant to be a Qualified Facility (QF). To achieve this, they elected to produce distilled water using the steam from the power generating equipment. A distilling plant using ...

  • Water treatment in a pinch - installing a temporary produced water polishing system

    An oil company experienced produced water treatment system upsets and CETCO Oilfield Services was chosen to deliver and operate a temporary treatment system until problems with the permanent installation could be resolved. CETCO Oilfield Services personnel and equipment arrived on the platform, set up their reliable produced water polishing system, and began operations. CETCO personnel were on ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • BP Petrojarl Foinhaven - produced water treatment

    Client: BP/PGS Petrojarl Foinaven - UK CETCO were approached by BP/PGS regarding potential fluids handling problems on the Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO when bringing on two new wells during September 2001. CETCO mobilised a RFV 4000 DF Adsorption Skid containing CETCO’s patented CrudeSorb® media to treat the oily water phase of the well returns for discharge directly overboard. During a two week ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Cogen plant produces distilled water for resale

    The Facility Panda Energy’s power plant located in Brandywine, Maryland is a cogeneration facility that produces electricity by using gas and steam turbines. The Problem The objective of Panda Energy was to achieve Qualified Facilities (QF) status at their Maryland location. To achieve this, they had to produce distilled water using the steam from ...

  • MEG energy corporation – christina lake project produced water softening system

    The Facility The Christina Lake Regional Project is centrally located among the main commercial “it situ” oil sands developments of the Canadian Athabasca oil sands region. The reservoir has been estimated to contain over 6 billion barrels of bitumen in place and approximately 2.8 billion barrels of recoverable resources. The Problem The hot ...

  • Novel ion-exchange system softens produced water for steam generation

    As California entered a period of severe drought in 2008, the challenges of using thermal methods to extract heavy oil became compounded by the difficulty of securing freshwater sources from which to generate the high-quality steam that these methods require. In an effort to manage the crisis, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and enacted widespread ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Cooling Water System at Major Canned Food Producer in the United States

    Cooling operation for canning line replaces stabilized bromine and achieves greater biological control. LOCATION Tomato Canning Plant in California, USA EQUIPMENT & CHEMISTRY Vault M15 MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) PREVIOUS DISINFECTION Bromax 7.1 (Stabilized Bromine) ...

  • Producing drinking water from seawater with waste energy

    German firm Taprogge and ESACO (Vietnam) are jointly investing in seawater desalination technology in the country. The Saigon Times Daily had a talk with Detlef Taprogge, CEO of Taprogge, about the Taprogge Terrawater Technology during a recent demonstration of a system using this tech in HCMC’s Can Gio District. Excerpts: The Saigon Times Daily: What is the specific of this ...


    By Terrawater GmbH

  • In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system

    MIT-developed system runs autonomously, producing 1,000 liters per day. In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula — a day’s drive from any source of clean, drinkable water — researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the sun. The relatively inexpensive system consists of several modest photovoltaic panels, a large ...

  • Membrane and System Design Considerations in Producing High Purity Water

    The use of membrane technology to produce water of greater and greater purity is rapidly evolving under the pressure of new product quality specifications, including those of the pharmaceutical and beverage industries. Membrane technology is well suited to achieving multi-component water specifications, given the fundamental nature of the separation process. Meeting a resistivity or conductivity ...

  • Talisman - produced water treatment to <30 ppm

    Client: Talisman Buchan Alpha - UK Following successful trial work, CETCO supplied a single 48” CrudeSep® vessel skid to treat produced water for discharge overboard. Talisman then purchased a second 48” CrudeSep vessel skid to further reduce its overboard oil in water discharges in line with regulations. CETCO’s CrudeSep system treated approximately 12,000 bbls/d of produced water on the Buchan ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Comparing Evaporative technologies for the Recycling of produced Water

    Both multi-stage and MVR evaporators are capable of producing distilled quality water from produced water.  Distilled water quality ranges from 100 to 500 ppm TDS depending upon the initial TDS of the produced water and the level of concentration of bottoms (waste) obtained. Typical systems are capable of attaining final concentrations ranging from 270,000 ppm to 350,000 ppm TDS.  The ...


  • Micro Media Filtration Proving Effective in Produced Water Softening Systems

    Having an eff ective, durable pretreatment system in advance of ion exchange produced-water softening systems is the fi rst, most critical line of defense – ensuring smooth, more troublefree performance downstream. It’s especially true when dealing with today’s ion exchange technologies, which require TSS (total suspended solids) of 0.1-0.5 mg/L and turbidities of 0.1-1 NTU ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Advanced Water Treatment and Evaporation Systems Produce High Efficiency

    AQUATECH IS CHANGING THE GAME in the water recycling industry through its SmartMOD Modular Evaporator System and HEVAP High Efficiency Evaporation Process for SAGD Water Treatment. For over 30 years, the company has focused exclusively on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge with water purification technologies suited for global industrial, upstream and ...

  • Produced water treatment from a to Zinc - reducing levels of Zinc in a produced water stream

    Problem At vast depths, the ocean floor consists of layers of decaying plant and animal matter, containing chemicals like sulphate and zinc, which has built up over the years. When operators are drilling, the matter is disturbed and the various chemicals are released into the water. Since the mid 1980’s the pace of exploration, production, and development in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Producing Green Energy: Must Have

    In today’s world, everything we do almost revolve around power and power generating equipment are very necessary for that matter. Industrial, commercial and residential needs drive the need for the generation of power and power equipment. There is a very rapid growth of this need which begins in huge plants and then is disbursed using power lines to substations and finally to the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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