Water Treating for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Petro Water Technology understands the Oil and Gas business and we deliver water treating technology that enhances hydrocarbon production in a manner that is sustainable and which protects the environment.

We provide services across the entire water treating spectrum (produced water, water flood enhanced oil recovery), and across the entire project lifecycle (concept, FEED, detailed design, operations troubleshooting).

Our Services include:

  • Water Management Studies
  • Operation troubleshooting, optimization, debottlenecking
  • Water Sampling and Analysis
  • Feasibility and Concept Development
  • Pilot studies
  • Technology assessment
  • Master planning
  • Concept Development, System Design, FEED – conventional oil & gas, water flood, enhanced oil recovery
  • CFD, hydraulics
  • Detailed Design / Tender specification
  • Owner’s consultant / Value protection
  • Corporate Strategy, Best Practices

 

 

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Water Treating for Oil & gas

 

We understand the Oil and Gas business and we deliver water treating technology that enhances hydrocarbon production in a manner that is sustainable and which protects the environment.

We provide services across the entire water treating spectrum (produced water, water flood enhanced oil recovery), and across the entire project lifecycle (concept, FEED, detailed design, operations troubleshooting).

 

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Water Treating for Oil & Gas

Petro Water Technology understand the Oil and Gas business and we deliver water treating technology that enhances hydrocarbon production in a manner that is sustainable and which protects the environment.

We provide services across the entire water treating spectrum (produced water, water flood enhanced oil recovery), and across the entire project lifecycle (concept, FEED, detailed design, operations troubleshooting).

Services Offered

  • Water Management Studies
  • Operation troubleshooting, optimization, debottlenecking
  • Water Sampling and Analysis
  • Feasibility and Concept Development
  • Pilot studies
  • Technology assessment
  • Master planning
  • Concept Development, System Design, FEED – conventional oil & gas, water flood, enhanced oil recovery
  • CFD, hydraulics
  • Detailed Design / Tender specification
  • Owner’s consultant / Value protection
  • Corporate Strategy, Best Practices

 

 

Corporate Strategy / Best Practices

Water treatment, handling and management has become an increasingly important resource and enabler for hydrocarbon production. Companies need to plan capital allocation, project development, staffing, and staff training taking into account the challenges introduced by water.

We provide services which help companies manage these challenges:

  • Implementation of water-related Best Practices

− Company specific

− Region specific

− Specific to hydrocarbon portfolio and development strategies

  • short-term and long-term forecasting and assessment of:

− Water volume demand

− Water volume sources and supply

− Water quality requirements

− Assessment of gaps and challenges

Feasibility and Concept Development

Competent feasibility assessment and concept development:

  • Characterization of the fluids to be treated

−protocols for characterization methods

−characterization results compared against database

−ensures equipment and process selection to specific needs

  • Evaluation of multiple options and scenarios

−quick assessment against “rules of thumb”

−maturation of more feasible options

−comparison against global database of projects

  • Equipment selection using database of performance
  • Process configuration and line-up using simple design tools
  • Procurement assistance, equipment and vendor experience database

Water Management

Develop Alternatives for:

Water source options for IOR / EOR
  • sampling and analysis
  • development of technologies and process options
  • develop water source alternatives through life of project
Water shutoff
  • evaluate alternatives and total cost of water ownership
  • assess technologies, design and implement pilot tests
Water disposal and Reuse options
  • sampling and analysis
  • development of technologies and process options
  • develop water source alternatives through life of project

Offshore Water Flood Design

The design of offshore water flood systems is complex. Petro Water Technology has decades of experience and deep expertise with both onshore water treating and offshore water treating including important areas such as:

  • verification of TSS specifications: database of offshore practices
  • filtration to required specifications: equipment selection, system integration
  • mechanical and chemical deoxygenation: equipment selection, operability, reliability
  • chemical treating: for residual oxygen, biological control, scale inhibition
  • system hydraulics: equipment integration, transient analysis
  • process optimization: weight, space and operability optimization
  • process integration: determining the optimal process line-up for materials selection, and corrosion and biological control
  • monitoring: surveillance plan, procedures, KPI, monitoring response
  • operating practices: value assessment and staff time optimization
  • uptime optimization: based on field data and operating experience

If membranes are part of the design (UF, NF, dearation), Petro Water Technology can provide unrivalled capability based on both offshore and onshore experience with membrane systems. Areas of capability include process design, chemical treating, biological control, and monitoring.

Best Practices Analysis and Assessment

Your next project(s) should build on the experience of past projects. Often the level of detail and the expertise required to gather this experience exceeds the normal availability of staff.  Petro Water Technology provides a specialized service to gather field data and experience, taking into account the five key variables in any water treating system:

  • oil, water, gas characterization, chemistry, properties: throughout the system
  • equipment: size, configuration, model types
  • process line-up, recycle loops, valves, pumps
  • production chemistry: chemical type, injection rate, location, effectiveness
  • operating practices: day-to-day and crew-to-crew operating practices, monitoring data quality, adequacy, capture of upsets, etc..

Relevant data are gathered in these five areas. The system(s) is analysed and an understanding obtained. Best practices are extracted. Improvement recommendations are made. Comparison with  analogue database provides a correlation between fluid characteristics and key system characteristics and an analogue type is assigned for your system(s). Key design decisions are extracted for use in future projects.

Lab, Pilot, Field Trial Technology Evaluation

We provide a range of services related to technology evaluation, with the eventual goal to ensure that selected technology is suitable and adequate for the application. The services include:

  • on-site sampling, analysis and water characterization:

− sampling tools

− sampling and analysis protocols

− interpretation and recommendations for equipment evaluations

  • evaluations of equipment:

− screening studies for quick, wide ranging evaluation of technology

− pilot studies at vendor locations with Petro Water Technology  oversight and protocols

− field studies at location with Petro Water Technology oversight and protocols

− equipment recommendation based on above results, design and extensive industry experience