Produced Water Management 2014 Global Workshop
NASA, Saudi Aramco, Total, Shell and more operators join the Produced Water Management 2014 Global Workshop Produced Water Management has emerged as an expensive issue that requires efficient handling for the economic production of oil especially from mature fields. In mature oil fields, water is often perceived as a necessary evil. While water often drives primary production and assists in secondary recovery, excessive produced water represents a significant liability and cost to the oil and gas producer. The global average of produced water obtained as compared to oil produced is of 3:1 ratio.
Water production may eventually increase to the point where it represents 90% of the liquid volume brought to the surface resulting in large produced water handling costs that will preclude field profitability. A holistic approach to water management in a mature oil field can be the solution towards effective Produced Water Management. This involves Reservoir Analysis, Assessment of Production and Injection Wells, Evaluation of Flooding or Sweeping Techniques and Surface-systems Analysis which will significantly improve the Economics, Productivity and Hydrocarbon Recovery Factor.
The Produced Water Management 2014 Global Workshop is a meeting ground for Oil Operators, Technology & Service Providers and Academia involved in Produced Water Handling, Treatment Systems, Separation Methodologies, Re-injection and Discharge.
The technical event, organized by Hydrocarbon Information Exchange in conjunction with the Technical Advisory Committee, aims to bring together the best minds in the industry to instigate discussions, provoke collective brainstorming to find practical solutions and foster learning.
Hani Khalifa, Technical Advisory Committee Co-Chairman and Senior Process Engineer at Saudi Aramco stated ‘The workshop is an unmatched opportunity for oil and gas professionals to learn about produced water processing and its impact on environment. Attendees will have a chance to exchange and discuss best practices and cost-efficient technological solutions with a good blend of participants from oil and gas operators, consultants and technology vendors’.
The 3-day interactive workshop, scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 14 to 16 October, 2014 involves produced water treatment and re-injection experts from all across the world, NASA, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, Total, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Pertamina, Cairn India, IMARES Wageningen UR, Kuwait Oil Company, Istanbul Technical University are some of the organizations presenting technical papers at the event.
The topics being discussed include Application of NASA’s Advanced Water Recycling Technology for Produced Water Treatment (NASA Ames Research Center), BSP’s Chemical Treatment Program to attain stringent Re-injection specs and Strategies to increase daily output of Water Treatment Plant above 4000 m3/d by 2015 (Brunei Shell Petroleum, Brunei), Produced Water Re-injection System Optimization (Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia), Future of Water Management (Total, France), Risk-based Approach in Environmental Management of Produced Water Discharges (IMARES Wageningen, Netherlands), Utilizing Membrane Technology for PW Management; Characterization of PW from Oil, Gas and Oil-Gas Production Fields (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey).
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