Advanced Water Processing

PENG/ADVWATER

Who should attend?

  • This course aims 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.
Audience :
  • Managers, engineers, and chemists, looking for technical information and understanding of water treatment related issues in Oil & Gas production facilities.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • NEEDS FOR INJECTION WATER & PRODUCED WATER PROCESSING

      • Fundamentals of reservoir:
      • Types and characteristics. Pressure profiles.
      • Enhanced oil recovery and needs for water injection.
      • Well effluent behavior and characterization:
      • Water cut, BSW.
      • Oil processing. Primary separation equipment.
      • Associated produced water.
      • Emulsions phenomena. Impact on water quality and treatment.
      • Drain systems.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Water Injection well design and construction.
      • Injection water impurities, quality requirements and 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 and pumping systems.
      • Comparison of available technics:
      • Selection criteria - Performances comparison.
      • Design.
      • Monitoring.
      • Reference costs.
      • Examples of existing installations.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous application exercises inspired from actual Oil & Gas production facilities.