Environmental Management of Water in E&PSUST/WATERMGT

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to acquire a detailed understanding of industrial water management and treatment involving Oil & Gas operations, as well as the technology of main evolved equipment and monitoring basics.
Audience :
  • Environmental engineers and chemists, looking for technical information and understanding of water management and treatment related issues in Oil & Gas operations.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER IN E&P

      • Sources of industrial wastewater.
      • Environmental risks associated with industrial wastewater. Main impacts.
      • Strategies for the management of industrial wastewater.
  • INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER REGULATIONS FRAMEWORK

      • Historical approach: main incidents at the origin of regulations development.
      • International standards and regulations. International conventions: OSPAR, Barcelona, etc.
      • Main environmental quality standards for water.
      • Case study: benchmarking in offshore regulations; OSPAR convention.
  • PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT

      • Produced water chemistry and characterization.
      • Factor affecting water treatment.
      • Produced water treatments:
      • Primary: API tanks, plate separators.
      • Secondary: flotation, coalescent filters, hydrocyclones.
      • Tertiary: membranes, biological treatments.
      • Chemicals and chemical treatments.
      • Comparison of available techniques (aim of processes, selection criteria, reference costs).
      • Water analysis on site. Overview of the main techniques.
      • Produced water system monitoring and troubleshooting.
      • Polluted water management. Open drain systems.
  • INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER FROM DRILLING OPERATIONS

      • Sources of industrial wastewater from drilling operations. Water base mud.
      • Onsite treatment options.
      • Strategies for reutilization.
  • DOMESTIC SEWAGE WATER MANAGEMENT

      • Sources of domestic sewage water.
      • Strategies for treatment.
  • AVAILABILITY OF WATER - MAIN CHALLENGES

      • Impacts of water use in areas of water stress. Environmental and social challenges.
      • Strategies for reduction of water consumption. Reuse.
      • Protection of underground water sources.
  • MONITORING & REPORTING

      • Main key performance indicators regarding water management.
      • Reporting of quality standards.
  • WATER MANAGEMENT IN UNCONVENTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

      • Fracking and water.
      • Hazardous chemicals; proppant.
      • Waste (e.g. sands, NORM & metals).
  • PRODUCED WATER & WATER FLOWBACK

      • Water compatibility as hydraulic fracturing fluid:
      • Frac fluid compatibility.
      • Water quality by shale plays.
      • Introduction to water treatment for reuse and recycling programs.
      • Water transport and storage.
      • Production water treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the environmental challenges associated with water management in conventional and unconventional fields,
  • be aware of water reject standards and disposal specifications, as well as water injection quality requirements,
  • detail the available process technologies allowing to respect discharge regulations and ensure water injection compatibility,
  • describe the treatment options of waste water for drilling and domestic use.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training course delivered by industry experts and adapted to participants’ experience.