Produced Water Management - Offshore
A combination of factors in recent years has led to increased attention to water management in the oil and gas industry. Some of these factors include: limited water resources in certain areas, development of water-intensive technologies to better exploit unconventional plays, excessive transportation/disposal costs for water, a changing regulatory environment and a public push for sustainability and conservation relating to water as a resource.
The industry is taking a renewed approach to tackling its water management challenges. One of these challenges in particular is the fact that produced and flowback water streams must often be treated prior to disposal, reinjection, or reuse. The capital and operating costs associated with most treatment systems can be very high. The need for economical management of produced and flowback water is critical.
Pentair provides high performance filtration and separation systems for produced and flowback water streams that will lower operating and capital costs and add value to your business. We also offer a broad array of secondary water treatment technologies that allow the re-use of produced water streams for beneficial uses such as agricultural irrigation, boiler feed water, etc.
Some of the issues our customers are facing:
- Plugging of disposal wells and producing formations by solid particles and suspended oil droplets
- Plugging of lines, valves, and orifices due to deposition of inorganic scales
- Exceeding discharged oil concentrations
- Growth of bacteria that plug lines and valves or result in the formation of harmful products
VIDEO: Produced Water Management with HRT