Oilfield Water Management & Treatment

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Oilfield Water Management & Treatment Training 

Course Outline & Aims:

Waters produced during the extraction of oil and natural gas reserves must be properly managed in order to mitigate any environmental impacts and impacts to existing water supplies. The chemistry and composition of produced waters is highly variable and in many cases quite complex. Produced waters are generally characterised as brackish water solutions containing high concentrations of dissolved minerals and salts. The most significant concern for developing effective management strategies for these waters is removing or reducing the total dissolved solids concentration prior to re-use or disposal. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to, and basic understanding of, produced water chemistry and its associated testing, analysis and treatment.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to provide delegates with the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies to apply appropriate testing, analysis and treatment technologies

• to examine oilfield water composition of all geological ages;

• to recognise a range of processes for the collection, analysis and interpretation of oilfield brines and deep basin waters;

• to review and interpret chemical classifications of oilfield waters; and

• to identify appropriate treatment technologies for the economic re-use or disposal of production waters.

Intended for:

The nature of the course is such that science, engineering and technology professionals from a wide range of backgrounds can be accommodated.

Methods of Instruction:

Course participants will be required to apply knowledge gained during tutored sessions into group syndicate sessions, and to identify and define appropriate technologies and their application to industrial case studies.

Delivery Methods:

Course delivery will comprise a combination of power point presentations together with flip chart calculations and demonstrations. Delegate handouts will include notes on technical theory with photographs and diagrams of specific processes.

Programme Schedule:

Day 1: Oilfield Water

Session 1 – Subsurface Waters

Session 2 – Composition of Produced Waters

Session 3 – Chemical Classifications

Session 4 – Interpretation of Classifications

Day 2 – Testing & Analysis

Session 5 – Sample Collection

Session 6 – Sample Analysis

Session 7 – Interpretation of Results

Session 8 – Case Study 1: Geological Age and Oilfield Water

Day 3: Treatment

Session 9 – Salinity Management

Session 10 – Conventional Systems

Session 11 – Advanced Separation

Session 12 – Membrane Processes

Session 13 – Case Study 2: Deep Basin Brines

Course Tutor: Professor Robert Jackson

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: £795

Oilfield Water Management & Treatment Training  Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Oilfield Water Management & Treatment Training Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.

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