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Produced Water Handling


5 – 7 November 2012

Muscat, Oman | Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

About this Workshop

About the Series

This workshop is the first in a global series of events on water handling. Learnings from each workshop will be collected and edited into a scribe report posted online and accessible by all of the series participants. Each posted report will build on those that came before it and participants are encouraged to comment on, and discuss further, the topics of these postings as part of an online community.


This workshop will address the required challenges involved in water treating, water handling, and water management for projects which involve improved and enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons.

In various regions of the world, many IOR/EOR projects are in development or are in various stages of implementation. As with any flooding, significant volumes of water are required for injection, and significant volumes of water are back-produced over time. There are many technical challenges in preparing water to meet the required specifications for injection. The challenges are particularly acute when produced water is the only viable source of water for injection.

In many cases conventional technology suffers low efficiency or does not work at all. Selecting appropriate technology given the considerable uncertainty in the properties of the back-produced fluids.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.


Workshop Guidelines


Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Following the workshop, a URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.