Produced water evaporation system for SAGD project launched in Alberta

Sponsored by
Veolia produced water evaporation system for SAGD project launched in third quarter of 2013 (Photo credit: Veolia Water)


CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, Jan. 20, 2014 -- A major exploration and production company in Canada recently employed a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) evaporation system to treat produced water associated with the production of 40,000 barrels of bitumen per day (bbl/d).

The SAGD system, awarded to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies in 2010, was successfully launched in the late third quarter of 2013. The technology is now the largest evaporation system operating in Alberta.

Comprised of three HPD® Evaporators, the system utilizes Veolia's Silica Sorption™ Process, which enables the controlled precipitation of silica within the HPD Evaporators. This offers the important benefit of removing the silica as a potential foulant to the produced water processing equipment, a potential foulant to the disposal well piping system, and a foulant to the disposal well formation.

Since its startup, the Veolia system has operated continuously after first steam injection and subsequent, initial oil production. As the SAGD facility progresses towards its full production rate slated by late 2014, the produced water treatment system will reach its nameplate capacity.

See also: "New SAGD water technology awarded to Veolia Water."

About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialized in technological solutions and design and build projects for water and wastewater treatment, serving industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.1 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.veoliawaterst.com or www.veoliawaterstna.com.

About Veolia Water

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to $15.9 billion. For more information, visit www.veoliawater.com or www.veoliawaterna.com.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

City of Lima, Ohio, enters CWA settlement to reduce critical sewage overflows

To resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into the Ottawa River during wet weather, the city of Lima, Ohio, has entered into a Clean Water Act settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and State of Ohio.

AWWA to Congress: Nutrient pollution reduction key to preventing cyanotoxins

In a testimony recently held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing nutrient pollution.

Reclamation invests $9.2M in water, power research in West amid drought

Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the West are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need, the Bureau of Reclamation has officially awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects.

City of Philadelphia names first 'Stormwater Pioneer'

The Philadelphia Water Department has named Stanley's True Value Hardware as the city's first Stormwater Pioneer. The store's third-generation owners were recognized as role models for small business owners and private developers looking to reduce stormwater runoff.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA