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Flowback & Produced Water Treatment

In order to fracture a well, large amounts of water are required, typically millions of gallons per horizontal. This water has certain quality constraints that if exceeded will affect downhole performance. Actual limits will vary with the operator and may be in many cases all together absent. What constitutes good water is often nebulous and outcomes based. If water quality alone was the deciding factor, treatment approaches such as evaporation and distillation would be the preferred method. The reality is that the cost per barrel treated and throughput volumes balance, and often times discount, water quality drivers. So long as the water is being reused instead of discharged, operators have an incentive to select treatment options that are less expensive and capable of handling the volumes associated with the frac schedule.

Flowback & Produced Water Treatment

Wastewater Management Technology works with both E&P and service companies to provide a proprietary flowback and produced water treatment chemicals to precipitate deleterious constituents from flowback and produced waters for recycling purposes. Iron and TSS removal are their chief targets when recycling water for slick water fracs, biological control, TNORM mitigation and odor control. Results from field trials illustrate that filtration is ineffective at the removal of fine particulate and iron, both of which contribute to production losses.

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Flowback & Produced Water Treatment

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