In the Oil & Gas industry, large quantities of water, steam and chemicals are used in the production process. As a result, the water produced has highly challenging physical and chemical properties, including oil and grease, silica, hardness, organics, and suspended and dissolved solids. Evolving regulations and freshwater scarcity are pushing the industry to treat and re-use this water produced in the process. Establishing a viable water treatment process is fundamental to maximizing production efficiency.
IDE’s Solutions for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Leveraging our integration capabilities, process expertise and 50 years of project delivery experience, IDE is able to address the industry’s specific needs with robust, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective end-to-end integrated Produced Water treatment solutions. These solutions are suitable for remote locations and resilient to challenging chemical water compositions.
Offering Unique Benefits to Our Partners
- End-to-end solutions, fully customizable to a variety of water sources and customer requirements
- High recovery of produced water for reuse onsite, reducing fresh water intake and meeting strict regulatory requirements
- Advanced and cost-effective thermal technology for reduction of waste volume and ZLD
- Modular units, reducing on-site installation time and cost
- Lower energy consumption, reducing operational costs
Process Flow Diagram:
- Wintershall, Germany: over 20 years of produced water treatment, operating at 98% availability
Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination
In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.
Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants
The paper analyzes the ways that different researchers have selected to overcome the phenomenon of CP, and presents an overview of the existing RO membranes from the point of view of their suitability for use in Forward Osmosis power generation.
Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin
This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress.
Three Pressure Retarded Osmosis PRO Processes
Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) can be implemented on a number of water types, using different technologies and achieving various power outcomes. This paper presents the three most practical options.
Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions
This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.
Steam Driven Large Multi Effect MVC (SD MVC) Desalination Process for Lower Energy Consumption and Desalination Costs
This paper will also describe the thermodynamic advantages, the specific investment and desalination costs comparison, and the resulting desalination cost reduction potential of the steam-driven multi effect MVC process.