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Global Average of Produced Water Expected to Increase

By Praxis-Global

May 12, 2014

Praxis-Global workshop on managing Produced Water


Produced water or effluent produced water is by far the largest by-product of oil production operations in terms of volume and it is a major waste stream. The source of the produced water is primarily from formation water produced to surface or recycled water from water injection operations.


It is reported that the global average of produced water will increase up to 254 million barrels per day, a 21% jump from its current 210 million barrels per day, giving an average water to oil ratio of 3 to 1, or 10 to 1 in some cases. Water recycling for water injection is now becoming a common practice for E & P companies, either for environmental purposes or for reservoir pressure maintenance.


Companies use different types of water for oil recovery such as water injection or steam injection; surface facilities needs produced water such as brackish water for operational needs.

However, managing

produced water is an extremely challenging, costly process, and could be economically a non-viable option.

Optimizing produced water is very critical at this point in time – using fit-for-purpose technologies to monitor produced water quality and forecast production, and to design, build, and operate facilities.  Praxis Global Research is bringing industry experts to explore to address the key challenges that oil and gas operators face in managing formation water during production.


The Produced Water Management workshop will bring best live practices through case studies and master classes with the following key topics:


  • Explore Novel and Emerging Reliable Produced Water Treatment Systems towards Efficient Water Management
  • Optimize Water Conformance Technology for Efficient Treatment Systems
  • Evaluate Shale Fields for Flow-Back Water Sequestration
  • Learn Produced Water Re-Injection for Enhancing Oil Production and Water Re-phasing for Other Uses
  • Benchmark Strategies for Mitigating Environment Impact Resulting from Produced Water Discharge



The workshop will be held on 02 – 04 June 2014 at Doha, Qatar.



Media Contact: Jona Argel









Praxis Global Research is dedicated to serving the needs of oil and gas professionals through a range of platforms and events addressing technical, career and training issues. By bringing together leading industry thinkers and practitioners, Praxis Global Research aims to share knowledge, build communities and create networks across the industry worldwide. Praxis Global Research supports the Oil and Gas Industry in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE; while the office in Panama partners with the Oil and Gas Industry in Canada, USA and Latin America.


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