Oilfield Water Management - Surface
On average, the oilfield industry produces three to five barrels of water for every barrel of oil. And, it spends billions of dollars every year to source, treat, reuse, store, transport, and dispose of it. Cost-effectively managing produced and flowback water can mean the difference between economic success and failure in many oilfield operations. This is particularly critical in mature fields and burgeoning unconventional plays.
Our H2prO™ water management service provides solutions for technical, economic, and regulatory issues related to oilfield water. We can design the most effective water management strategy to meet production objectives and lower operating expenses associated with water sourcing and disposal. We take a comprehensive, integrated view of surface water management challenges that incorporates your specific reservoir and wellbore characteristics. We also understand hydraulic fracturing. And, we know how produced and flowback waters can be reused safely and effectively. Based on this knowledge, we can deploy the appropriate solution from our comprehensive suite of technologies.
Reuse water to simplify logistics and lower costs
Reusing produced and flowback water in hydraulic fracturing fluids requires substantial scientific knowledge about the dimensions of water. You need to know its chemistry and how it varies with every basin, reservoir, and well. You must understand how it is impacted by factors ranging from chemical treatments to storage vessels and surface handling techniques. Our understanding of the requirements for optimum frac fluid design allows us to use the most efficient treatment methods. These requirements include the impact of water constituents on the fluid and what target constituents to treat. You must also know how the reservoir will respond to the fluid.
Our expertise in developing highly effective fracturing fluids enables us to treat your water just enough for reuse for drilling or hydraulic fracturing. And, by doing so, we can reduce your water costs dramatically. These fluids have been successfully used in thousands of fracturing operations throughout the world.
Water disposal, transportation, and storage
In any surface water treatment program, the storage of the treated water and conveyance to the well site for use in hydraulic fracturing operations can be a challenge. The Baker Hughes H2prO water management team can design and implement a complete, customized solution for a well, lease, or field. From the treatment of small ponds to in-field treatment centers that process thousands of barrels per day with pipeline collection and distribution systems, Baker Hughes offers unmatched service for all your water management needs.
The H2prO™ HMS water management service reliably and economically removes heavy metals and suspended solids to give you up to 100% reuse of your produced and flowback water.
The H2prO™ HD water management service uses environmentally preferred chemistry to treat produced and flowback water in tanks, reserve pits, impoundments, and ponds.
The H2prO™ SR water management service uses proven filtration technology in a highly mobile system to remove suspended solids from produced and flowback water.