Oilfield Water ManagementKnow your water. Or, know someone who does.
Oilfield water management is a technical, economic, logistics, and regulatory challenge. Whether you’re trying to shut down excess water production or lower water-related cost, you need to know your H2O.
Baker Hughes approaches water management projects with more than a century of oilfield experience, expertise, and industry-leading reservoir knowledge. Our unsurpassed understanding of oilfield water chemistry helps our customers reduce and reuse produced water and conserve fresh water efficiently and economically. This is all completed in compliance with appropriate water policies and regulations.
Our ResPRO™ subsurface production conformance and assurance services reduce excess water production and the associated operating and lifting costs. Our water management experience, coupled with a comprehensive range of polymer and mechanical services, contribute to an integrated, cost-effective solution to fit your needs.
Applying our H2prO™ surface water management services, we use the industry’s oldest problem – unwanted water production – to solve its newest: getting enough water. We provide it in the right place, at the right time, and with the right quality to perform hydraulic fracturing, waterflood, and other crucial downhole operations at a quick pace.
With our StimPlus™ flow assurance services, a revolutionary set of technologies that combine hydraulic fracturing and production chemistry, we can help maximize post-fracture production and minimize post-fracture intervention costs from water-related problems such as scale, organic deposition, bacteria, and corrosion to provide long-term flow assurance from the first day.
We know H2O science
To manage water effectively, you need to know what’s in it. We understand the makeup of water and how it is impacted by the reservoir, rock characteristics, the wellbore, and surface handling techniques. We use our understanding to develop solutions that ensure life-of-field reservoir productivity and wellbore integrity.
We know H2O economics
Our industry spends billions of dollars each year handling water. From sourcing to disposal, every day it takes to solve your problem is one less day of production. Corrections need to be made quickly. We know to what extent the water must be treated to achieve the best balance of performance, regulatory compliance, and cost effectiveness. Using this knowledge, our dedicated water management applications engineers apply their expertise to provide holistic answers to questions that will control your total water costs.
We know H2O regulations
We stay apprised of all the specific water regulations of in the areas where you operate. So, we can work with you to develop the best strategy and implement the best solution to maximize your production. All while enhancing the economy of your operations.
We apply our understanding of oilfield water chemistry to develop water management solutions that protect well integrity and productivity, the environment, and your investment.
Integrated lifecycle water management services control the volume and cost of produced water while extending the life of producing assets.
We follow an integrated lifecycle water management approach to diagnose excess water production issues, and design and deploy effective, economical solutions.
Ensure water conformance. Our customized approach includes water inflow detection, mechanical shutoff tools, permanent cement retainers, and chemical remediation.
Our superior application of gel technology penetrates into the formation and preferentially blocks high-flow water pathways to improve production from the less-swept portions.