Utilization of Gas Process Plant Effluents as an Emerging Source of Fresh Water for Crude Washing and Drilling Mud Preparation
- Hesham Mohamed Al Johi (ADNOC Onshore) | Mohamed Ali Shamashergy (ADNOC Onshore) | Mohamed Awadh | Mohamed Alsuwaidi | Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy | Santhanam Thyagarajan | Najat Albreiki | Dalia Salim Abdullah | Tariq Hasan Mohammed
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- SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, 16-18 April, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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- 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 6.6 Sustainability/Social Responsibility, 1.11 Drilling Fluids and Materials, 4.1.4 Gas Processing, 6.6.4 Sustainable Development, 6 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility, 4 Facilities Design, Construction and Operation, 4.1 Processing Systems and Design
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Water is crucial for oil and gas production and typically used for crude washing, drilling mud preparation and accommodation facilities. Water resources in UAE are scarce due to low average rainfall and high evaporation rates. Ground Water is over exploited and consequently the productivity of the aquifer was adversely affected. The water shortage issues have a potential to threaten the sustainable development and hinder national plans for human, industrial and agricultural development.
ADNOC Onshore investigated number of technologies and opportunities to recycle wastewater. Upon conducting compatibility and modelling studies, it was established that ADNOC gas processing plant treated wastewater can be safely utilized for crude washing purposes and drilling mud preparation. The paper presents the methods adopted by ADNOC Onshore to evaluate the scaling effects, laboratory tests conducted to assess the suitability for crude washing, mud preparation and potential benefits by utilizinggas plant effluents.
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