Produced Water Management at Oil & Gas Production Facilities

Produced Water Management at Oil & Gas Production Facilities

Produced water is typically the largest bi-product or waste stream volume accompanied with the oil and gas production. It is basically the waste product full of chemical contaminants; which cannot be utilized for any useful purpose. Produced water quality fluctuates considerably based on type of hydrocarbons produced, geographical location and the geochemistry of the generating reservoir. This book is helpful in selecting the most appropriate method for produced water in oil & gas sector across the globe. Each of the produced water handling techniques has pros & cons with respect to their implementation at site depending upon the volumes of it generated each day, it’s chemical and physical characteristics etc. This book also contains produced water data from oil & gas companies which is evaluated and analyzed in detail to reach at a conclusion that Forced Evaporation system is the most feasible and viable handling technique for controlled produced water productions. As for the higher produced water generation, definitely other handling techniques such as well injection, water treatment, down-hole injection for oil recovery are the alternate solutions to the problem.

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