produced water technology 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 ...

  • Water treatment technology for produced water

    Large amounts of produced water are generated during oil and gas production. Produced water, as it is known in the oil industry, is briny fluid trapped in the rock of oil reservoirs. The objective of this study was to test produced waters from a Montana USA oilfield using a mobile station to design a plant to cost efficiently treat the produced water for agricultural irrigation. We used combined ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • How industrial water filtration can improve efficiency and save you money

    Over the course of the past couple of decades, industrial water filtration has become one of the most important considerations for the average manufacturing facility in North America. These concerns have only increased as water supplies have dwindled and wastewater contamination standards have become more stringent. All of this has led to the need to choose the right industrial water filters and ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • 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 ...


  • Shell - produced water treatment

    Client: Shell Auk CETCO Oilfield Services mobilised an 18” diameter twin vessel CrudeSep® test skid and a RFV 3000 adsorption skid comprising of dual sock filter pods and two vessels holding adsorption media canisters. The CETCO equipment was tied in downstream of the existing WEMCO and hydrocylones and successfully treated produced water at a variety of rates. Samples were taken from a variety ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Produced Water Case Study

    Challenge Managing the increasing volumes of produced water associated with oil & gas production as well as sourcing water for operations is becoming more challenging for E&P companies. Handling oily wastewaters with high and variable contents of O&G and TSS requires complex and costly treatment trains with conventional technologies. To evaluate akvoFloat ’s ...


    By akvola Technologies

  • 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.

  • UV Minimises Risks for Major Food Retailers

    For many years, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers has made it their business to be the best at producing all manner of bespoke cooked and raw, ready-to-eat vegetables and carbohydrates for their customers, who include chilled food manufacturers, food-to-go operators and, of course, major supermarkets. Being the best means not only complying with food quality standards set by ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • 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

  • Produced water at UGS Dolni Dunajovice

    Water is the main contaminant of natural gas. Mostly, it is a natural element of a reservoir content. When dry gas is injected into a reservoir, it absorbs volume of water there. Together with water, it absorbs hydrocarbons, which can be natural elements of the reservoir or of artificial origin and contaminants which were injected in to the reservoir with natural gas. During a withdrawal, this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of hydrocarbons in produced water using fiber optic sensor technology

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • 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

  • 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

  • ENI - 100 m3/h produced water treatment

    Client: ENI Blacktip Field CETCO Oilfield Services is to boost operations in northern Australia, working with integrated energy company ENI after winning a contract worth over $650,000 AUD. ENI turned to CETCO to assist with its water treatment requirements in the Blacktip Field, due to come online in 2009. This project is a significant step for both companies towards a greater presence within ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment

    Oily Waste Produce Water Treatment Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment Testing Produce Water Oil Field Production The oil industry has been ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Removal of dissolved and dispersed hydrocarbons from oil and gas produced water with MPPE technology to reduce toxicity and allow water reuse

    Abstract Legislation worldwide and current technologies used in the treatment of offshore oil and gas/condensate produced water are mainly aimed at the removal of dispersed hydrocarbons (dispersed oil). From the beginning of this century, new insights in the North Sea area revealed that specific contaminants in produced water are toxic and their impact on the environment was assessed. This ...

  • Oil Field Produce Water Waste Water Treatment Case Study

    Industrial Waste Water Treatment Success Stories Oil Field Produce Water, Waste Water Treatment Produce Water, Oil Field Production 2 The US EPA is developing treatment requirements for the proper disposal of Oil Produce water generated from the oil / water from oil wells. The legislation is under review and is calendered to pass in October 2009. The current ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Measurement of Hydrocarbons in Produced Water Using Fiber Optic Sensor Technology (An Alternative to Freon Extraction and IR Analysis Methods)

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Field-Proven Removal of Dissolved Hydrocarbons from Offshore Produced Water by the Macro Porous Polymer-Extraction Technology

    At the moment there are no field proven technologies available to remove dissolved hydrocarbons (aliphatics and mainly aromatics) from produced water on offshore platforms. Following a joined study of the NOGEPA (The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association) and the Dutch Government, the Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) technology was selected from 55 technologies as ...

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