Oilfield Water Management Solutions
Oilfield water management permeates upstream operations. Completion, production, stimulation, and workover — all involve water. Whether you like it or not, as an oil and gas producer, you are also in the water business. Baker Hughes surface and subsurface oilfield water management solutions help you reduce water-related costs and improve your hydrocarbon production and/or water-to-oil ratio.
Surface Water Management
For reuse, disposal, storage, and transportation of surface water, our H2prO™ water management service has you covered. With H2prO, you can be assured of meeting operational objectives, minimizing operating expenses, and complying fully with regulatory requirements. We source the water, treat it, and transport it to your site. Then, we frac with it, collect the flowback, and treat it for the next job. When necessary, we dispose of it. We deploy our solutions from the most comprehensive and advanced suite of technologies in the industry.
Subsurface Water Management
Our subsurface water management service combines the expertise of our Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group with our reservoir conformance and water shutoff technologies, both mechanical and chemical. We diagnose, design, and deploy custom solutions to solve your excess water production issues efficiently and economically. So, you can extend the life ― and profitability ― of your producing assets.
We offer technologies in a variety of disciplines to help improve production. Our ResPRO™ subsurface production conformance and assurance services combine technologies for water avoidance, shutoff, conformance, and production assurance. ResPRO integrates advanced mechanical and chemical technologies with unsurpassed geoscience resources to detect water inflow, select the best conformance or shutoff solution, and implement it in a safe and economical manner. Our downhole chemical and mechanical intervention tools decrease the amount of water produced. These tools include inflow control devices, gels, and relative permeability modifiers.
In addition, we offer on-the-fly treatments to eliminate contaminants that can damage the wellbore and reservoir face. For example, our revolutionary StimPlus™ flow assurance services combine hydraulic fracturing and production chemistry to help maximize post-fracture production and minimize post-fracture intervention costs from scale, organic deposition, bacteria, and corrosion. With StimPlus, you can be confident from the first day of production of flow assurance for the long term.
Our knowledge of H2O helps you reduce, reuse, and resource produced water efficiently, economically, and in compliance with appropriate water policies and regulations.
ResPRO™ subsurface water management services reduce excess water, improve reservoir production, and lower operating costs in naturally fractured reservoirs and matrix formations.