WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

Drilling Fluid Producer Discovers The Coriolis Advantage
Drilling Fluid Producer Discovers The Coriolis Advantage

Drilling fluid is critical for successful oil extraction. Typically made up of water, clay and a complex mix of chemicals, it supports the drilling process in a variety of ways — from lubricating and cooling the drill bit under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, to lifting drill cuttings to the surface, to maintaining oil well stability and safety. But drilling fluid is not a “one size fits all” solution. To work properly, the fluid must be optimized for the unique geographic conditions of individual well sites.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • Flow Meter Advisory: Follow The Money

    While the majority of household consumers believe that they deserve the full attention of a water system, from a revenue perspective this does not bear out. Though the average home faucet is undoubtedly valued by its drinking water provider, the reality is that the vast majority of drinking water revenue comes from heavy-use commercial and industrial operations.

  • Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control
    Flare Gas Flow Measurement And Control

    In oil/gas production, refining and storage operations around the globe, flare gas systems are used to burn-off and dispose of waste, excess or off-gases, and as a safety system. The accurate, responsive and reliable measurement of flare gas is essential in order to assure proper operation of the flare gas system, which protects people and equipment from potentially hazardous combustible gas to maintain a safe working environment and to avoid environmental contamination.

  • Level Measurement Of Corrosive Materials With New Radar Antenna
    Level Measurement Of Corrosive Materials With New Radar Antenna

    A midstream gathering and processing gas company in the Southern United States processes, treats, and compresses natural gas from a formation rich in hydrocarbons, liquids, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, and CO2.

  • City Of St. Cloud Relies On Thermal Flow Meters For Digester Biofuel Co-Gen Power Process
    City Of St. Cloud Relies On Thermal Flow Meters For Digester Biofuel Co-Gen Power Process

    The City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, straddles the Mississippi River near the center of the state a little more than 65 miles north of the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The city’s forward thinking staff began looking for sustainable green energy solutions in 2003. After planning and initiating a series of projects over several years, the site is today producing renewable energy with a 20 kW rooftop solar array, a 220 kW solar array and biofuels electricity generation.

  • Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime
    Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime

    An oil refinery in the Southwest United States needed to sample diesel flow during shipment to ensure that the product characteristics were uniform throughout the batch. A local hydrocarbon sampler company provided a pressurized sampler. However, a flowmeter would also be necessary to pace the taking of the diesel sample with the flow.

  • Adding Value With Analytics
    Adding Value With Analytics

    The oil and gas industry, like many others, is collecting and storing ever larger volumes of data. Although, there is value in this data, it is often difficult to unearth using conventional analysis tolls such as spreadsheets. To address this issue, new data analytics software platforms are being introduced specifically to deal with time-series data.

  • Level Measurement Precision In North American Oil Fracking
    Level Measurement Precision In North American Oil Fracking

    A newly discovered oil patch in western North America uses Siemens level technology during oil and natural gas extraction. SITRANS LR250 continuous radar for liquid level measurement plus Pointek CLS200 capacitance point level offer a winning combination in this application.

  • Thermal Mass Flow Meter Helps Mud Logging Contractor Meet U.S. EPA Flare Gas Emissions Monitoring Requirements
    Thermal Mass Flow Meter Helps Mud Logging Contractor Meet U.S. EPA Flare Gas Emissions Monitoring Requirements

    Upstream oil/gas production companies around the globe depend on mud logging service companies to analyze mud samples that help them maintain the correct direction for their drilling field operations. In mud logging, samples of rock cuttings from bore holes are brought to the surface by recirculating drilling media (mud) for analysis by a mobile laboratory to determine the lithology and fluid content of the sample.

  • Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations
    Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations

    In the oil and gas industry, regulations and requirements to measure, monitor and report flared gases continue to expand and extend. The U.S. EPA continues to focus on enhancing regulations aimed at reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment.

  • Capacitance Level Switches Provide Reliable Water/Oil Interface Detection
    Capacitance Level Switches Provide Reliable Water/Oil Interface Detection

    There are a number of point level approaches to measuring the interface between water and oil for water dump control in the oil and gas industry. However, each has disadvantages — manual methods introduce human error, conductivity switches are rendered inaccurate by buildup, and float switches are susceptible to wear and tear. This white paper introduces capacitance level switches as an accurate and reliable alternative for water/oil interface detection.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Potable Water Treatment Mini Train System: PWT 125 Potable Water Treatment Mini Train System: PWT 125

For remote sites with peak populations between 500 and 2,000 people, the newterra PWT-125 Mini Train System offers exceptional capacity and flexibility. The base system for up to 500 people consists of two 40' containerized elements – a discrete distribution/disinfection unit and a treatment unit. The Mini Train design allows up to four (4) treatment units to be added to a single distribution unit, providing potable water treatment for 2,000 people. The system is designed to integrate with containerized or free standing tanks for water storage. The treatment system is available for both groundwater and surface water sources.

Potable Water Treatment Large Train System: PWT 500 Potable Water Treatment Large Train System: PWT 500

For large camps with populations expected to exceed 2,000 people, newterra’s modular PWT-500 Potable Water Treatment Large Train System employs 40' containers dedicated to a specific, complimentary treatment process (e.g. greensand filtration, nanofiltration, etc.)

Potable Water Storage Unit: MSU-40 Potable Water Storage Unit: MSU-40

Minimize potable water hauling costs with modular onsite storage units from newterra – the leader in advanced camp water solutions.

MBR Wastewater Treatment Pilot System For Water Recovery & Reuse: RTS-513 MBR Wastewater Treatment Pilot System For Water Recovery & Reuse: RTS-513

This compact, easy-to-operate newterra Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system combines activated sludge biological treatment with our advanced MicroClear™ UF flat sheet membrane. The system, which includes features of our modular, scalable solutions, can be quickly integrated for piloting the treatment of wastewater with BOD5 levels of up to 1,500 mg/L. The treated permeate is suitable for reuse in mining and metallurgical processes, industrial processes, crop irrigation and other applications. It includes a single skid containing all pumps, controls and the membrane tank, and a separate 1 m3 anoxic tank and 3.75 m3 aerobic tank.

High Capacity MBR Sewage Treatment System: WWT-1000+ High Capacity MBR Sewage Treatment System: WWT-1000+

This compact, easy-to-operate newterra Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system combines activated sludge biological treatment with our advanced MicroClear™ ultrafiltration flat sheet membrane technology. The self-contained, high capacity system is comprised of four ISO-certified 40' shipping containers (high cube) and requires an area of only 15 x 15 m (excluding equalization tank/lagoon and permeate storage).

Convertible Sewage Treatment System: WWT-12/30 Convertible Sewage Treatment System: WWT-12/30

The newterra WWT-12 is a stand-alone treatment plant capable of treating all sewage for remote camps with populations of up to 50 people. The self-contained system is housed in a single ISO-certified 40' high cube shipping container and built to endure extreme weather. 

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

  • Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine
    Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Waste-To-Energy
    Waste-To-Energy

    At Fluence, we have more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of waste-to-energy plants for a wide range of industrial and municipal clients. Our proprietary anaerobic treatment technologies process wastewater and sludge to produce biogas, which can be used to produce electricity and thermal energy, or which can be purified to produce biomethane for injection into the grid.

  • L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video
    L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video

    L'eau Claire upflow filters offer an alternative to conventional water clarifiers for removing suspended solids and colloidal material such as silica. Despite the influent loading, this cost-effective filtration process removes 98% of particulates ≥2 microns without the use of clarifiers, flocculation, sedimentation, dry chemical addition or mixers. Watch the video to see how it works.

  • Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station
    Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station

    A hospital had been pumping their wastewater with a submersible pump for years. But after seeing the benefits of the S&L Above Grade Wet Well Mounted Pump Station, they quickly saw the benefits - easier and safer maintenance, higher efficiency, long pump life, and more. Hear from the operator himself to learn why the hospital now prefers S&L's EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater
    Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater

    Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).

  • What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More
    What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More

    We’re past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other year, there’s a lot to accomplish in a short span.

  • How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018
    How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018

    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

  • EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word
    EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word

    When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.

  • Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed
    Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed

    Onshore crude oil production has increased in the United States over the past few years. Oil producers, specifically the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and the Bakken Shale field producers are transporting crude oil by rail and train to both the East and West Coast oil refineries. While rail tends to be one of the safer and more efficient ways of transporting crude oil, there is still a risk of a spill. Oil spills are threats to both ground and surface waters, which can ultimately impact drinking water.

  • State Leaders Concerned About Safety Of Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater

    Regulators from across the country met in Vermont this week at the Environmental Council of the State’s (ECOS) fall meeting to discuss some of the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. I joined members of ECOS’ Shale Gas Caucus to discuss an emerging threat imminently impacting oil and gas-producing states: the question of what to do with the massive amount of wastewater produced by the oil and gas industry each year.

  • How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems
    How To Select The Right Carbon For Industrial Wastewater Systems

    Most industries are required to remove contaminants from wastewater systems before discharge to a receiving stream or municipal facility. Depending on the industry, contaminants may be numerous or difficult to treat. Finding the most effective, cost-efficient treatment method is critical for both business and the environment.

  • The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?

  • Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?

    As the popularity of hydraulic fracturing continues to strain available water supplies, a new technology may be the key to recycling produced water in an affordable way.

  • Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  • The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking

    There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.

  • Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  • A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

  • New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

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