SPE Workshop: Integrated Water Management 19 - 20 Mar 2019 JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Tuesday, March 19

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
SESSION 1: Offshore Produced Water Treatment
Session Chairpersons Frank Richerand, Enviro-Tech Systems; Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy

Produced water treatment (PWT) continues to be a challenge.  New technologies continue to be discovered to both treat produced water and do it in a way that creates an expectation to meet overboard discharge requirements. In addition, it is incumbent on engineers to reduce the overall footprint of the treatment system.  The challenge is always to make the system more compact but also to ensure meeting water quality throughout the lifetime of the platform.  Simple, vertical and compact are all words to describe the new technologies but longevity of treatment as the water cut increases is always the question.  Are we choosing technologies with maximum oil and grease removal in mind or are we basing our equipment decisions with a bias on space requirements only?  We hope to make a comparison of past present and future technology to find an answer.


Technologies for Produced Water Treatment: Petrobras Challenges
Silvio Edegar Weschenfelder, Petrobras

Management of Recycled Streams From PWT
Pierre Pedenaud, Total

Bolt on Technology to Improve Existing Produced Water Treatment Systems

Frank Richerand, Enviro-Tech Systems
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
SESSION 2: Produced Water Reinjection
Session Chairpersons Aline Machado, Petrobras; Pierre Pedenaud, Total

Large quantities of produced water are generated in oil and gas fields all over the world. Produced water re-injection (PWRI) is frequently the selected option over the disposal option for environmental considerations. However due to the combined presence of suspended solids and oil in water emulsion, the efficiency of topside filtration and therefore the well injectivity is often problematic. The purpose of this session is to promote discussions about the progress made by the industry regarding the solutions for successful PWRI and the adequation between the water quality versus the reservoir characteristics.



Produced Water Reinejction in P-57 - Jubarte
Lucas Pavan, Petrobras

PWRI Core Flood Tests Interpretation Using Data Analytics Techniques
Jalel Ochi, Total
New Media Filtration to Reach the Specification for PWRI in Term of TSS and OIW
Jan Bart Kok, Veolia
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
SESSION 3: Trends in Water Treatment
Session Chairpersons Xandra Turner, Water To Sea; Claudio Furtado, Petrobras

As environmental regulations become more stringent (risk-based approach to water discharges) and water treatment requirements more demanding (desalination, zero liquid discharge, water reuse), technically feasible and economically viable water treatment technologies are being developed and implemented. This session will discuss recent advances in water treatment with emphasis on technologies that are being pilot tested or implemented in the field.



Enhancing Production through Subsea Water Removal
Carlos Capela Moraes, SAIPEM

Improving ZLD Plant Design and Optimization Using Advances in Water Chemistry and Membrane Research
AJ Gerbino, OLI Systems, Inc.
Treating Produced and Slop Waters, Reducing Environmental Liability, Providing Compliant Overboard Discharge
 Xandra Turner,Water To Sea
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
SESSION 4: Scale Management
Session Chairpersons Francisca Rosário, Petrobras; Jean-Francois Argillier, IFP Energies Nouvelles

One of the main problems of oil production is the formation of inorganic and organic fouling. These deposits reduce equipment performance, block lines and columns, and endanger the operation of a production unit. In this session will be evaluated cases of prediction and mitigation of these precipitates as well as other aspects that impact the potential of occurrence of them.



Managing Scales Occurrence During an Offsore Extended Well Test
Rita de Cássia, Petrobras

Extending the Range for Predicting Scaling and Corrosion Risks in Produced Water up to Extreme Conditions
AJ Gerbino, OLI Systems, Inc.

An Integrative Approach to Deal with the Scale Formation in the Brazilian Oilfields: Oil Companies with Universities Cooperation
Raimundo Damasceno,Maria Carmen Bezerra, Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, March 20

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
SESSION 5: Souring Management
Session Chairpersons Claudio Ziglio, Petrobras; Clovis Maliska Jr., ESSS

Sea water is widely used in water injection projects in oil fields. An undesired consequence of this process is the possibility of biogenic H2S generation, that is, the one generated by the bacteriological reduction of the sulfate ion present in sea water. The purpose of this session is to promote discussions about the forecast, prevention and mitigation of this process.



Match History in Terms of Souring Production
Daniel Alberton Haas, Petrobras

Challenges in Souring Simulation
Clovis Maliska Jr., ESSS

Chemical Side/ Mitigation
Bart Lomans, Shell
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
SESSION 6: Integrated Water Management
Session Chairpersons Luis Quintero, Halliburton; Claudio Marcelo Fonseca, Schlumberger

Optimum water management must consider the processes from extraction to disposal, making efficient decisions to minimize upfront costs, maximizing equipment longevity and above all, reducing to the lowest level any environmental impact. Due to the many disciplines involved, only an integrated approach can succeed. This session aims at showcasing processes and workflows from where to avoid water to how to best handle it.



Far Field Resistivity
Luis Quintero, Halliburton

Challenges Comparing Advanced Water Treatment Technologies
Chip Westaby, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.
Water Management in the Context of EOR
Jean-Francois Argillier, IFP Energies Nouvelles
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION 7: Water Injection Efficiency
Session Chairpersons Joaquin Royo, Schlumberger; Bruno Moczydlower, Petrobras

The efficiency and operational continuity of a water injection system is of fundamental importance for several projects of exploitation of oil fields. This session aims to show cases of search of the guarantee of availability of the process plant, equipment with high performance and low maintenance rate in order to maintain production within the forecast.


Savvy Strategies to Fast Track Waterflood Projects
Joaquin Royo and Claudio Fonseca, Schlumberger
Use of Intelligent Tracers to Monitor Reservoir Water Influx Distribution
Jose Soto, RESMAN

Sea Water Injection Efficiency
Graeme Orr, Suez

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
SESSION 8: Environmental Regulation for Produced Water Disposal (or Discharge)
Session Chairpersons Frank Richerand, Enviro-Tech Systems; Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy

Discharge of produced water is strictly regulated onshore and offshore. However, regulation requirements for the discharge of produced water vary from one region to another, and continue to evolve. This session aims at promoting discussions on existing regulation requirements in different regions, current trends in shifting towards a risk based approach, issues and challenges faced by the oil and gas industry in meeting the ever more stringent requirements for produced water discharges. 


Oil in Water Measurement, What Does it Do and not Do?
Ming Yang, TUV SUD NEL and Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy
In-Situ (probe) vs By-Pass (side-stream) OIW Measurement Challenges with Lessons Learned after Applications in Brazil
Michael Downey, Pensalab Equip. Ind. SA

The Balance Approach Between the Regional Environmental Challenges, Disposal of PW and the Reinjection of PW
Wally Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy