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“North American Industrial Wastewater Series - Oil and Gas, Canadian Oil Sands”

Equipment for Water Reuse and Recycling will Improve Oil Extraction in the Canadian Oil Sands

Water and wastewater treatment is fast becoming a restraint for the Canadian oil sands industry. With large volumes of fresh water being sourced and with expected growth for extraction in the oil sands, oil operators are seeking innovative ways to reuse and recycle wastewater. This market insight discusses the environmental strategies that can help operators limit their freshwater use; it also highlights key technologies in the industry. Topics include specific case studies as well as the strategies implemented and challenges faced in the oil sands. The base year is 2012.

Reasons To Buy

- Assess the current and future water management, consumption, and treatment required for oil production.

- Identify the potential trends of oil sands activity and areas of improvement for production.

- Identify strategies and future treatment solutions required for water treatment companies in Canada.

- Understand and identify opportunities for all suppliers in the value chain; help develop economic growth; and identify technologies, strategies, and initiatives to help operators meet and exceed the Canadian environmental regulations that are associated with water and wastewater management.


The challenge in the Industry

The oil sands industry is expected to grow at a fast rate. Given that the industry consumes very high volumes of water when extracting bitumen, competition among operators for freshwater will increase. Operators are being pushed by Alberta Environment's regulations to reduce freshwater consumption by reuse and recycle strategies and to invest in water treatment technologies.

Potential Operator Savings

Operators are challenged by the expensive construction costs of on- site assembly for water treatment equipment and time delays that create cost overruns for projects. The logistics of a project are key to the industry. They are a target area for operators to benefit from and for water treatment manufacturers to grow from through innovative solutions. As water treatmentequipment manufacturers innovate new efficient modular solutions, operators will save on installation costs, reduce the need for on-site labor, and curb project delays. Ultimately, freshwater usage and disposal costs will be lowered, and the there will be less of a need to source freshwater.

Targeted Areas to Consider

Operators need to focus on reusing wastewater and producing zero discharge for steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations. Treating brackish water and treating produced water are the most cost-effective treatment types and the most effective for reuse. Treating these types of water reduces the amount of freshwater used in the extraction process. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques through de-oiling and emulsion separation will be key for higher yields and increased profitability.

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Definitions

3. Introduction and Overview

4. Treatment Technology and Market Landscape

5. Regulations and Requirements

6. Case Studies

7. Conclusion


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