In the oil & gas industry, the term refers to the water produced as a byproduct of the gas and oil extraction or production process. Oil and gas reservoirs have a natural layer of formation water which lies under or above the hydrocarbons.
The amount of water contained depends on the type of reservoir. Furthermore, the chemical and physical properties of produced water and the produced water treatment process are not always the same. The produced water composition depends on many factors such as:
Before disposal or proper reuse of produced water, it's required to remove the contaminants present in the water. Some of these substance are naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs), oil, greases, sand, metals, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, among other.
The type of produced water treatment will vary depending on the reuse purposes or disposal method in question. Filtration, cyclonic separation, flotation, evaporation and electrocoagulation are the most common water treatment techniques.
F&T Water Solutions' proprietary Variable Electro Precipitator ™ technology has proven to be a cost effective water treatment technique. We use a form of Electrocoagulation which has proven itself to be an effective and scalable solution for the reuse of produced wastewater.
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