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J Pet Technol 75 (01): 38–43.
Paper Number: SPE-0123-0038-JPT
Published: 01 January 2023
... good formations available for disposal, with Pennsylvania and West Virginia being the exceptions. A third area of difference was how much produced water flowed from the new wells. The wells in the Permian stood out as having the highest water/oil ratio seen in US onshore production. All...
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J Pet Technol 74 (12): 30–37.
Paper Number: SPE-1222-0030-JPT
Published: 01 December 2022
..., each with its own set of hurdles. Recycling is growing in popularity and scope, but the infrastructure in place and planned is finite. Disposal is under enhanced scrutiny in both Texas and New Mexico due to its potential seismicity impact and has even been banned within several areas. Even trucking...
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J Pet Technol 74 (02): 47–50.
Paper Number: SPE-0222-0047-JPT
Published: 01 February 2022
...Gareth Innes; Jan Thore Eia; Steinar Nesse The offshore oil and gas industry has always been cognizant of its impact on the marine environment. The choices that operators make in how they operate, including the disposal of drill cuttings, must address an increasing number of environmental...
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J Pet Technol 73 (12): 58.0–59.
Paper Number: SPE-1221-0058-JPT
Published: 01 December 2021
... upstream oil & gas well 3 produced water discharge well 1 water management case history detail economic benefit completion hydraulic fracturing water-recycling program complete paper freshwater well reduction produced-water pit well 2 disposal operation anionic fr opportunity cost...
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J Pet Technol 72 (12): 60–61.
Paper Number: SPE-1220-0060-JPT
Published: 01 December 2020
... Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability, originally scheduled to be held in Bogota, Colombia, 28-30 July. The paper has not been peer reviewed. The onshore oil and gas industry investigates new and improved ways to manage the supply and disposal of produced water...
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J Pet Technol 72 (11): 31–34.
Paper Number: SPE-1120-0031-JPT
Published: 01 November 2020
... business to date, and a further $16 billion is projected to be required. The value proposition for this business is optimizing the treatment and disposal of produced water, currently at water/oil ratios of approximately 4:1 for unconventional wells and 13:1 for conventional, at scale. A key performance...
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J Pet Technol 72 (09): 34–38.
Paper Number: SPE-0920-0034-JPT
Published: 01 September 2020
... with their economic importance. “Quick is still common,” he said. Operators, regulators, and water-disposal companies often rely on simplistic water-cut ratios or basin-level extrapolations that ignore the complex interplay of geology, completions, and spacing decisions on water production. “They are starting...
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J Pet Technol 72 (05): 41–44.
Paper Number: SPE-0520-0041-JPT
Published: 01 May 2020
... management flowback operator disposal better water management service provider particle operation certification natasha cherednichenko sustainability automation produced water discharge chaos composition profitability pump pressure engineering certification 41JPT MAY 2020 H ere we go...
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J Pet Technol 72 (01): 12–14.
Paper Number: SPE-0120-0012-JPT
Published: 01 January 2020
... of their overall business model. Traditional OPEX components in produced water management include labor, chemicals, consumables, infrastructure maintenance, transportation, disposal, solids handling, and power and other utilities. Capital expenses (CAPEX) must also be considered in light of tradeoffs between CAPEX...
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J Pet Technol 70 (12): 69.
Paper Number: SPE-1218-0069-JPT
Published: 01 December 2018
... of production by displacing the target oil, and it is filthy, requiring great expense to treat for reuse or disposal. Efforts to solve these challenges have been extensive and continue to evolve. These efforts can have a strong effect on the profitability of an operation. The authors of paper SPE 187624 claim...
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J Pet Technol 70 (12): 70–79.
Paper Number: SPE-1218-0070-JPT
Published: 01 December 2018
...Adam Wilson This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 187624, “Subsurface Disposal of Produced Water and Simultaneous Increased Oil Production Achieved Within the Same Wellbore Using Inverted ESP—North Kuwait Case Study,” by Shamseldin Z...
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J Pet Technol 70 (01): 26–30.
Paper Number: SPE-0118-0026-JPT
Published: 01 January 2018
... million B/D of flowback water. With the WTI price at around $57/bbl in early December, disposal of that flowback water can be expensive. Bloomberg estimated the cost of the service is between $1.50 to $2.50/bbl. While this predicted spike in water volume may be an issue for operators, it is an opportunity...
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J Pet Technol 69 (12): 73.
Paper Number: SPE-1217-0073-JPT
Published: 01 December 2017
..., and addressing environmental concerns. Water-management decisions within shale oil and gas production fall into three primary categories: water acquisition, water usage within hydraulic-fracturing operations, and the disposal of produced and flowback waters from drilling and production. Shale-fracturing flowback...
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J Pet Technol 69 (09): 38–42.
Paper Number: SPE-0917-0038-JPT
Published: 01 September 2017
... agency, which is not a regulator but reports its seismic observations and findings to one, determined in 2015 that swarms of daily earthquakes were being caused by disposal well injections of produced water into Oklahoma’s deepest sedimentary formation (known as the Arbuckle) that sits just above...
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J Pet Technol 69 (06): 48–51.
Paper Number: SPE-0617-0048-JPT
Published: 01 June 2017
... management. As demand and usage increase, and saltwater disposal wells (SWDs) fill to capacity, companies looking to stay afloat will have little choice but to find alternative means to store and reuse their produced water. “Costs will go up, and the industry needs to be prepared,” Piers Wells, chief...
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J Pet Technol 69 (01): 19–21.
Paper Number: SPE-0117-0019-JPT
Published: 01 January 2017
... phase. The concentration of this residual oil is usually too high for permitted discharge to the environment and may result in operator fines. Any oil that is not captured and is lost to disposal is a loss of profit. Current Industry Practices A typical industry practice is to use a demulsifier to treat...
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J Pet Technol 67 (12): 30–36.
Paper Number: SPE-1215-0030-JPT
Published: 01 December 2015
... a Geological Puzzle Stephen Rassenfoss, JPT Emerging Technology Senior Editor A surge in earthquakes tightly clustered in southern Kansas that followed the large increase in produced water injections prompted the state to cut the daily limits on disposal wells in that area to see if that will help solve...
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J Pet Technol 67 (11): 20–22.
Paper Number: SPE-1115-0020-JPT
Published: 01 November 2015
...) disposal of water in percolation pits. US government regulator Upstream Oil & Gas toxicity environmental perspective waste management produced water discharge Disposal Leak requirement construction HSSE standard environmental defense fund risk management operation Guest Editorial...
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J Pet Technol 67 (08): 108–110.
Paper Number: SPE-0815-0108-JPT
Published: 01 August 2015
...Adam Wilson This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper OTC 25975, “Safe Handling and Disposal of Nanostructured Materials,” by Pavan M.V. Raja, SPE, Monica Huynh, and Valery N. Khabashesku, SPE, Baker Hughes, prepared for the 2015 Offshore...
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J Pet Technol 67 (02): 40–42.
Paper Number: SPE-0215-0040-JPT
Published: 01 February 2015
... constituent energy state fresh side membrane disposition University Upstream Oil & Gas PPM salinity wastewater migrate desalination Disposal operation bacteria class II well BEYOND THE HEADLINES 40 JPT FEBRUARY 2015 Editor s note: Professionals in the oil and gas industry often receive...

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