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Water Management Techbook 2017

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4 | May 2017 | WATER MANAGEMENT: KEY PLAYERS Alfa Laval Alfa Laval provides technology, expertise and ser- vices for onshore and offshore. The company supplies products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling through its key products: heat exchangers, separators, pumps and valves. Alfa Laval's compact heat exchangers have the capability to recycle heat, optimize customers' energy consumption, cut costs and reduce environmental impact, the company said on its website. Operators offer a range of solutions to help minimize water-related costs. Expertise, Technologies Keep These Key Players Ahead of the Game By Ariana Benavidez Associate Managing Editor T he development of water sources for EOR; recycling of fracturing water; and management, treat- ment and disposal of produced water can result in substantial costs for oil and gas project operators. A 2016 Columbia University and Barclays report said unconventional drilling accounts for close to half of U.S. oil and gas production, and this production is dependent on reliable and sustainable access to water. Additionally, "across all U.S. shale plays, an average of 12 barrels of water is produced for every barrel of oil. In 2015 approximately 66 million barrels per day flowed out of onshore U.S. oil and gas wells. By 2020 produced water volumes are expected to reach 92 million barrels per day," according to Fountain The following is a sampling of the key players in water management and some of the offerings they provide in this space. Key Players The Alfa Laval LYNX decanter centrifuge is a key component in solids control systems of drilling rigs and other oil and gas processes such as barite recovery, oily water and slop oil treatment. (Image courtesy of Alfa Laval)

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