During completions and acid stimulations, emulsions are encountered as completion fluids return to the surface. Standard surface equipment is not designed to treat these fine emulsions, leading to issues with oil recovery and water discharge. Operators are looking for a solution to treat the flowback, so oil is recovered and water meets environmental standards for discharge.
In partnership with Nalco Champion, Baleen Process Solutions provides an efficient, clean and safe solution to treat flowback water. The water programme is customized to the individual requirements of each project and uses non-consumable Kleen Technology.
The Kleen product line is a low-to-no-consumable technology that improves oil recovery and removes the cost of filter media replacement in flowback treatment.
The engineering team uses a comprehensive system survey to understand the customer's challenges and limitations. Then the equipment package is designed, typically including a Kleen-Flux unit, separation tanks, a solid removal skid and centrifugal pumps. When the equipment package has been installed, the monitoring schedule begins and the appropriate personnel are put in place.
On a 3 BPM flowback treatment, Baleen Process Solutions will efficiently meet the water discharge specification, with additional advantages not achieved using traditional technologies on the market:
· Up to a 40 percent smaller footprint with higher MAWP and the same throughput
· Up to 50 times reduction in solid waste
· Up to 75 percent less time with SH&E exposure