Recycled water for more efficient oil extraction

When Bahrain-based Tatweer Petroleum decided to boost performance by expanding its treatment capacity for the process water used in its oil wells, it turned to Veolia for help.
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Bahrain

USING RECYCLED WATER TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY

Veolia designed, built and commissioned six wastewater treatment units for Tatweer Petroleum. These units treat the fluids extracted from its customer’s oil wells – primarily water with a large component of oil and natural gas – to produce 8,000 cubic meters of recycled water daily.

 

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS

Water is critical to oil extraction, and most of this recycled water is reinjected into the wells to make the extraction process more efficient. So by enhancing productivity, the water recycling primarily yields economic benefits. But it also minimizes the oil company’s impact on Bahrain’s water resources.

Thomas Cheylan
Project Director, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Oil & Gas

“For Tatweer Petroleum, the primary value of this recycling process, apart from its environmental appeal, is the cost savings it provides.”

 

Customer benefits

  • Strict regulatory compliance
  • Enhanced profitability
  • Smaller environmental footprint
  • Greater community acceptance

 

Solution

  • Water treatment and recycling: engineering-design and construction

 

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