Offshore Produced Water Gamechanger Report

Offshore Produced Water Gamechanger Report
Explores the options available for managing produced water from offshore oil and gas production streams.
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Produced water has been an issue in the oil & gas industry for some time, but ever increasing water cuts, treatment costs, regulation and water scarcity has meant this topic has been propelled further into the limelight. Currently the total value of the global onshore produced water management market is estimated to be $59 billion and is expected to increase substantially over the next eight years.

This report estimates that 241 million barrels of produced water associated to oil and gas operations are globally generated every day and by 2020 production is expected to grow by 21% to 292 million barrels. While the major producing regions are expected to remain dominant through to 2020, they are not all growing at the same rate. Regionally, North America is set for substantial growth, due to the produced water associated with Canadian heavy oil, US shale, and US conventional markets. The Middle East is a large and rapidly growing market in terms of water production, however, the estimated cost to treat a barrel of water is minimal, which helps explain its relatively small size. In contrast, the European market has the highest estimated cost per barrel but produces far less water onshore.


  • Executive Summary & Conclusions– the produced water management challenge
  • Drivers for Innovation– regulations, cost of water management, waterflooding for improved oil recovery and process de-bottlenecking
  • Produced Water Treatment– technology overview – including Hydrocyclone, flotation, adsorption, macro porous polymer-based hydrocarbon extraction, biological treatment of produced water, walnut shell filtration and condensate enhanced separation technology. This chapter also covers the latest treatment technologies such as use of surfactant modified zeolite (SMZ), AltelaRainSM system, gas hydrate formation, novel centrifugal separation, electroflotation, WaterCatox, inline separation and electrostatic dehydration
  • Produced Water Minimisation– mechanical blocking devices, chemical shut-off, intelligent well technology inflow control valves, passive inflow control devices, ICD screen technology, bright water polymer, squeeze cementing technology, zonal isolation, membrane wells and fracturing horizontal wells
  • Downhole Oil Water Separation– technology overview and industry acceptance and major advances
  • Subsea Separation– introduction, technology overview and the unique features of subsea separation
  • Produced Water Re-injection– injection for enhanced oil recovery, role of intelligent completions etc
  • Operator Opinions on Produced Water Management– the results of a new and exclusive industry survey regarding produced water management. Key results include opinion on drivers for new technology, impact of current and pending produced water treatment regulations and insight into the way in which operators decide on an optimal produced water management solution
  • Offshore Produced Water Market– size of market for topside treatment final stage equipments and topside re-injection equipments split by georgraphy and by segment
  • Appendix– assumptions used for market forecast
  • Reasons to Buy

  • Case specific information is provided on the technologies.
  • Report identifies a range of new and emerging technologies that can help operators deal successfully with produced water – including treatment, minimisation, separation and re-injection.
  • Date Published

    Published 2012.

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