produced water system Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Better living through crudesorb - maintaining compliance during equipment repairs

    A Temporary Installation Aids in Produced Water Polishing While the Existing System Was Being Repaired An oil company selected CETCO Oilfield Services to treat their produced water when their existing system was in need of repairs. CETCO Oilfield Services arrived on the platform with their highly qualified personnel and specialized equipment and began processing the produced water. Repairs to the ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • 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.

  • Decision support system for risk management of produced water in offshore oil and gas industries

    A decision support system for produced water management (DISSPROWM) in offshore operations is presented. The system determines the risk and hazards to human and marine species from non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic pollutants present in produced water including radionuclides. The DISSPROWM also evaluates best available treatment technology for treating the produced water whose properties are in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Breakthrough curves of oil adsorption on novel amorphous carbon thin film

    A novel amorphous carbon thin film (ACTF) was prepared by hydrolyzing wood sawdust and delignificating the residue to obtain cellulose mass that was subjected to react with cobalt silicate nanoparticle as a catalyst under the influence of sudden concentrated sulfuric acid addition at 23 °C. The novel ACTF was obtained in the form of thin films like graphene sheets having winding surface. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global Market for Produced Water Treatment Poised for Growth

    Produced water — water that’s left over from oil and gas production — isn’t just water that’s used for extraction. It also includes groundwater that rises to the surface with the oil or gas. The worldwide market for produced water treatment is expected to grow significantly as oil and natural gas exploration continue to increase. Two reports covering aspects of the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Are you `cooling challenged?`

    Although the Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) taskforce looking into EGR cooler maintenance has not issued a “Recommended Practice,” from the literature and Internet searches, it seems heavy-duty diesels are by and large not susceptible to cooler problems. It’s the medium-duty trucks and Ford diesel pickups that are most troubled. The power units in question are ...


    By Evans Cooling Systems, Inc.

  • Enhanced oil recovery scheme in the sultanate of oman

    The Facility This project is an Enhanced Oil Recovery Field and is located in the South-Central area of the Sultanate of Oman, approximately 660 kilometers from Muscat and 560 kilometers from Salalah. The design requirements for this Development are similar to most self-sufficient oilfields in a remote desert environment. The primary differences are the steam generation and ...

  • Asahi/America Application Story – Chemical Processing

    A large manufacturer of printing ink needed a high purity piping system to produce a new prototype of ink. The DI Water System called for a continuous loop system and required strict adherence to a low TOC. Asahi's Purad PVDF Piping System was chosen due to its low leachout ratings and the ability of the zero deadleg valves to reduce the possibility of bacteria build-up within the loop. ...


    By Asahi/America, Inc.

  • Urine diversion dry toilets in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa: acceptance, use and maintenance through users' eyes

    This study was part of the VUNA project aimed to develop an affordable sanitation system that produces a valuable fertiliser, reduces pollution of water resources and promotes health. Urine diversion dry toilets (UDDTs) simplify the on-site hygienisation of faeces and allow for nutrient recovery from urine. Social acceptance is vital for the implementation of the UDDT, because sanitation is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • White paper - Ion Exchange Theory

    Ion exchange is the removal of unwanted “charged” particles, called ions, from raw water. In this process the ions are transferred to a solid particle, called an ion exchanger, which accepts these ions while returning an equal number of desirable ions. The exchangers are made of porous plastic resin, which gives them many “exchange sites”. In the basic reaction, an ion ...


    By W2 Systems

  • Peterstaler Mineralquellen establishes its own counting centre

    Deposit on non-refillable foreign bottles is secured The German producer of mineral water, Peterstaler Mineralquellen, operates a PET filling system and fills about 40 million PET cycle bottles a year. However, when the crates with the empty bottles are returned to Peterstaler, there are foreign bottles mixed in with the company’s own. Until now, the bottles have been sorted ...


    By Anker Andersen A/S

  • World Oil: Proppant-sized solid inhibitors improve flow assurance in fraced wells

    The economic value of a hydraulically fractured well is highly dependent upon flow assurance—that is, maintaining unimpeded flow of hydrocarbons from the formation to the surface. Flow assurance issues occur in hydraulically fractured wells, as a result of the deposition and buildup of naturally occurring particulates that are present in the system during hydrocarbon production. Scale is ...


    By Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • Carbon nanotube composite membranes for small ‘designer’ water treatment systems

    Small water systems that serve fewer than a few thousand persons are often less safe and less sustainable than large drinking water systems due to lack of suitable technologies. This ongoing research aims to develop a novel water treatment technology for small communities. By layering structured, functional carbon nanotubes (CNT) onto low pressure membranes (LPMs), composite membranes were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ultrapure Water for Determination of Toxic Elements in Environmental Analyses

    Abstract In this paper the importance of reagent water quality for toxic element environmental analyses is discussed, and the suitability of fresh ultrapure water produced using Merck water purification systems for ICP-OES and ICP-MS trace element analyses in environmental laboratories is demonstrated. Key words or phrases Trace elements, metals, toxic ...

  • TB 56: Power plant in thailand uses liqui-cel® membrane contactors to remove co2 from water

    A major power plant in Thailand is using Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be used to feed a high pressure boiler. Liqui-Cel Contactors are being used to lower the CO2 inlet into an Ionpure EDI system. Carbon dioxide adds an ionic load to the EDI system, which can reduce the performance of the system. ...

  • Case study of Moyno Tri-Phaze System

    Pembina Belly River B East Unit, Warburg, Alberta, Canada In 1994, Talisman Energy, Inc. acquired the majority working interest in the Pembina Belly River B East Unit in Warburg, Alberta, Canada. It was considered attractive due to its potential to increase oil production through workovers and infill drilling. The old battery, constructed in the 1960’s, consisted of a production header ...


    By Moyno, Inc.

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