Produced water evaporation system for SAGD project launched in Alberta

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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 or

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 or


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