With tightening environmental processes and an ever-increasing industry drive towards an eco-friendlier future, we are often wading through endless paperwork and regulations to understand to what we are required to conform.
Produced water is an unavoidable fact of life for oil and gas production which can offer opportunities and challenges for operational and environmental compliance. Created during oil and gas or condensate production operations, produced water is a complex combination of formation water, hydrocarbons, chemicals, solids and salt. Water can dissolve and carry many impurities within it.
Accurate measurement of these impurities, suspended solids, and oil content is a critical element to oil and gas operators. Over the years our industry has addressed the by-product in a form of hierarchy to Minimise, Re-use, Re-Cycle and then Dispose.