Oil and gas reservoirs have a natural water layer (formation water) that lies under the hydrocarbons. Oil reservoirs frequently contain large volumes of water, while gas reservoirs tend to have smaller quantities. To achieve maximum oil recovery additional water is often injected into the reservoirs to help force the oil to the surface. Both the formation water and the injected water are eventually produced along with the oil and therefore as the field becomes depleted the produced water content of the oil increases.
Historically, produced water was disposed of in large evaporation ponds; however this has become an increasingly unacceptable disposal method from both environmental and social perspectives. Produced water is considered an industrial waste and Coal Seam Gas (CSG) producers are now required to employ beneficial re-uses for produced water.
Our bioTRIPURE™ membrane system provides for a variety of effective approaches to cost-effectively treat produced water.
- bioTRIPURE™ tertiary filtration
Contact bioprocessH2O today for more information on how we can help you discharge cleaner and safer water to the environment.
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