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Water Management Techbook 2017

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6 | May 2017 | WATER MANAGEMENT: KEY PLAYERS In addition, Baker Hughes' StimPlus flow assur- ance service provides a combination of hydraulic fracturing and production chemistry for years of ongoing active treatment to maximize post-frac- ture production and minimize post-fracture intervention costs. As part of its efforts to make unconventional resources more sustainable, Baker Hughes developed the BrineCare family of fracturing fluid systems that transforms former waste streams into cost-saving alternatives to freshwater systems. BrineCare won a 2016 Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation in the water management category. CUDD Energy Services Cudd Energy Services' Water Management Solutions (WMS) division provides custom-engineered systems to address water management challenges in oilfi eld operations. Designed for water treatment, water recy- cling, biocide services and well remediation, these systems provide a method for managing onsite fl uid supply, treatment and pit circulation for a variety of oilfi eld operations. The technology behind the WMS systems provides fl exibility in setup confi gurations. These systems are designed to allow easy mobiliza- tion, rapid rigup capabilities and seamless integra- tion with a variety of remote control and automated features, according to the company's website. The WMS water treatment system is a con- tained, mobile unit that restores produced water for reuse in oilfield applications by eliminating bacteria from fresh, produced and recycled water sources. The water treatment system reduces solids content, removes hydro- carbons, breaks down emulsions, accelerates iron removal and destroys hydrogen sulfide in produced water. The system comprises com- partmental units housed on individual trailers that can be rapidly mobilized to centralized pits, tank batteries and water collection/treat- ment facilities, the website stated. Produced water can be transported to the treatment area or extracted from tank batteries or existing pits. In addition, the WMS biocide treatment system treats produced water, surface water, surface vessels and wells for bacterial control. The biocide treatment system also includes oxidizing treatments to control iron sulfide, eliminate hydrogen sulfide, remove biomass and biofilm, break emul- sions, and control other oxidizable species. The system uses the company's Petro-Flo microbiocide, a fast- ing-acting biocide that effectively controls all types of bacteria including sulfate reducing, acid producing and biofilm-forming bacteria that contaminate water supplies, according to the company's website. WMS also can perform onsite water testing to determine the optimal dosage to treat the particular water source. Digital H2O Digital H2O is a digital oilfi eld technology company that delivers software-based insights and solutions for the end-to-end management of water in oil and gas production. The company deploys digital tools that use advanced data aggregation techniques, pre- dictive decision analysis and connected sensors to help oil and gas producers and service companies reduce the life-cycle cost of managing water and identify new market opportunities. The company's Water Asset Intelligence tool uses a proprietary data model and predictive algorithms to analyze tens of millions of publicly available oil and gas and water regulatory filings, completion and production observations. The platform's key datasets include disposal capacity and utilization, visibility into water logistics, and oil/gas/water production and consumption data. Water Asset Intelligence includes a water forecasting capability that leverages machine learning to provide a view of produced water volumes and saltwater disposal capacity to enable users to stay ahead of the oilfield water marketplace and reduce operating costs, the company said. Digital H2O also is developing a water planning and inventory management platform that enables upstream E&P companies to manage, mine and per- form predictive analytics on their own proprietary datasets as well as a fluid ticketing system that helps oil and gas producers and saltwater disposal well operators track water logistics in real time. A produced water disposal landscape is shown using the Water Asset Intelligence platform. (Image courtesy of Digital H2O)

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