ConocoPhillips issues contract to conduct water treatment study in oil, gas production
ConocoPhillips, in collaboration with industry partners under the Petroleum Environment Research Forum, has formulated a study to identify and explore the application of new and more sustainable, cost-efficient water treatment technologies used in oil and gas production.
DENVER, CO, Nov. 13, 2014 -- ConocoPhillips (COP), in collaboration with industry partners under the Petroleum Environment Research Forum (PERF), has formulated a study out of its Water Centre in the city of Doha, Qatar, to identify and explore the application of new and more sustainable, cost-efficient water treatment technologies used in the production of oil and gas.
The project -- The Cost-Effective Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Treatment and Brine Management Study -- will evaluate and compare applicable treatment technologies for making produced water available for beneficial reuse. To be completed in December 2014, the study is being led by CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, program management, and operations firm.
Following detailed analysis, including lifecycle cost estimation, CH2M HILL will provide a list of recommendations that the industry can implement in the near term and over a longer time to improve water discharge management.
Water plays an integral role in the oil and gas industry, and as global oil production increases, volumes of produced water also increases. Presently, a gap exists in the industry to cost-effectively treat produced water for reuse. COP and its partners developed the study as a way to identify and implement new technologies that will improve total water management within the industry.
CH2M HILL gathered a fully integrated team with international and nationally acclaimed academic and private industry researchers -- who have made significant contributions to the understanding and application of traditional and new technologies for reverse osmosis (RO) concentrate and brine management in both public and industrial sectors -- to complete the study.
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