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E-534 - Advanced Water Processing

  • Managers, engineers, and chemists, looking for technical information and understanding of water treatment related issues in Oil & Gas production facilities.
  • To acquire a detailed understanding of produced water and injection water treatment involved in Oil & Gas field processing operations, as well as the technology and operation of main equipment involved.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire technical knowledge and practical approach of water management and treatment in Oil & Gas processing facilities, as well as the technology and operating principle of the equipment used in these facilities,
  • be aware of water reject and disposal specifications as well as water injection quality requirements,
  • detail available process technologies allowing to respect reject regulations and ensure water injection compatibility,
  • describe the technology of the main equipment used in these type of processing facilities,
  • design a Production Water processing and size associated main equipment.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Numerous application exercises inspired from actual Oil & Gas production facilities.

Needs for injection water & produced water processing 0.5 day
  • Fundamentals of reservoir:
  • Types & characteristics. Pressure profiles.
  • Enhanced oil recovery and needs for water injection.
  • Well effluent behavior & characterization:
  • Water Cut, BSW.
  • Oil processing. Primary separation equipment.
  • Associated produced water.
  • Emulsions phenomena. Impact on water quality and treatment.
  • Drain systems.
Environmental regulation 0.5 day
  • Water pollution and related problems. International standards and regulation.
  • Environmental considerations:
  • Strategic environmental assessment.
  • Key regulatory bodies.
  • Issues due to water pollution by oil: effects on marine fauna and flora.
Produced water treatment 1.5 days
  • Produced water chemistry and characterization.
  • Factor affecting the water treatment.
  • Produced water processing:
  • Primary: API tanks, plate separators.
  • Secondary: flotation, coalescent filters, hydrocyclones.
  • Tertiary: membranes, biological treatments.
  • Chemicals and chemical treatments.
  • Comparison of available technics:
  • Selection criteria. Performances comparison.
  • Design.
  • Reference costs.
  • Produced water systems monitoring.
PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT design & implementation 1.5 days
  • Design of a produced water processing system for a given set of data and disposal specifications.
  • Main equipment sizing, identification of chemical treatments.
  • Examples of existing plants design, layouts and operating philosophies.
Injection water treatment 1 day
  • Water Injection well design and construction.
  • Injection water impurities, quality requirements & necessary treatments:
  • Filtration.
  • De-oxygenation processes (vacuum tower, stripping tower, O2 scavenger).
  • Sulfate Removal Units (SRU).
  • Chemical treatments (chlorination, corrosion inhibition, biological control).
  • Main equipment & Pumping systems.
  • Comparison of available technics:
  • Selection criteria – performances comparison.
  • Design.
  • Monitoring.
  • Reference costs.
  • Examples of existing installations.