(646d) Permian & Anadarko Basin Produced Water Recycling: Keys to Success | AIChE

(646d) Permian & Anadarko Basin Produced Water Recycling: Keys to Success

Authors 

Alleman, D. - Presenter, ALL Consulting
Arthur, J. D., ALL Consulting
Demand for recycling of produced water in the Permian & Anadarko Basin are expanding. Although 2017 hasn’t necessarily been a drought year, some areas remain short on available water. Moreover, the considerations that producers must account for is vastly expanded over prior years. Issues such as Induced Seismicity, limited disposal zones for Class II wells, water availability, costs for fresh water, environmental concerns, and more are all expanding interest in produced water recycling! However, there are a multitude of options available that can be used for recycling and many companies have spent years vast amounts of money trying to test or evaluate various technologies. This paper discusses a very basic and successful approach to water recycling in some key development areas of the mid-continent and associated keys to success. For instance, Class II Disposal Wells can play a critical role in making a recycling project successful.