Produced Water Management has become a worldwide concern. There are a growing number of mature fields, and many countries have already established strict discharge regulations in order to prevent and/or eliminate pollution resulting from the discharge of produced water.
Local conditions and requirements vary significantly; with regional boundaries set geologically, geographically or politically. Solutions developed to address these local conditions and requirements many times must be solutions which are region-specific. As a result, the overall solution may require several separate steps for complete resolution (reduction, chemical removal, profile control, separation, treatment, disposal and water-flooding use, etc.). One point remains true in all cases. The end result obtained of proper produced water management in the oil and gas industry is that it is a savings to the company, not a cost.