As the hydrocarbon production in the Gulf of Thailand has matured, managing associated produced water has become a focus of attention. Produced water management in an offshore environment requires innovation, both from surface facilities and from subsurface. Produced water can be disposed in oil sands (water floods), aquifer or wet sands and in depleted hydrocarbon sands. This paper provides insights into the subsurface alternatives of produced water management using examples from Chevron Thailand’s greater B8/32 operating area.

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