Produced water is a serious problem for the oil and gas industry. What is produced water? A natural byproduct of oil or gas extraction that contains varying amounts of contaminants, generally meaning the water isn’t reusable and needs to be disposed of. Unfortunately, disposal methods are often bad for the environment and lead to unwanted side effects, like the production of earthquakes. A more efficient (and eco-friendly) produced water treatment is crucial.
The good news? A better alternative to produced water solutions is available. Nanobubbles not only reduce or eradicate the need for harmful disposal methods but also allow for water reuse. This process provides additional benefits you won’t find in other forms of wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry. Contact us today to learn more.
The Most Efficient Produced Water Treatment Technologies
Our innovative produced water treatment process uses nanobubbles —nanoscopic gas bubbles that are five thousand times smaller than a grain of sand. Oxygen or nitrogen (or a combination of these) are the gases of choice for treating produced water. We inject nanobubbles into the treatment tank via a nozzle head, where they almost immediately get to work.
When we inject our nanobubble solution into produced water, we chemically alter it from the inside out, changing the gravity of the involved fluids. This causes suspended solids to fall to the bottom and oil or gas remaining in the water to float to the top. Here, we easily skim it off.
Cleaner Produced Water
Since nanobubbles are so small, they remain in the produced water to continue working for extended periods. Over time, our innovative solution affects virtually all the oil or gas within. Not only does this lead to increased oil output, but it also creates water that is clean enough for reuse.
Once all the oil or gas has been removed, the produced water can undergo further treatment or be reused in industry applications. For example, clean produced water is suitable for hydraulic fracturing.
A Multi-Faceted Approach to Produced Water Treatment
The unique produced water treatment created by Nano Gas™ Environmental provides numerous benefits to oil and gas companies. The most significant among these include:
Recover More Oil and Gas
Oil and gas companies are literally throwing potential profits away when they use alternative produced water treatment options. Why? Because produced water can contain a surprising amount of oil and gas, even after it’s been treated.
Thankfully, nanobubbles will increase profits by maximizing the amount of oil or gas retrieved. Our scientifically proven process effectively separates oil from contaminated water for easy recovery.
Remove Corrosive Chemicals
Produced water includes corrosive chemicals like iron sulfide and hydrogen sulfide, which can damage equipment and increase maintenance costs – leading to a lower profit margin. Treating water to eliminate those chemicals is also costly and still doesn’t make it reusable.
Our technology uses oxygen nanobubbles to create a chemical reaction that neutralizes harmful chemicals to make clean water. Plus, we don’t introduce new toxic chemicals to achieve our results.
Get Rid of Suspended Solids
Produced water can include many suspended solids like clays, quartz, sediment, and silt. These contaminants can block filters, reduce oil recovery efforts and cause other issues.
However, our process tackles this problem! Nanobubbles cause suspended solids to sink to the bottom of the tank while oil floats to the top. This makes the contaminants easier to remove from produced water and lowers the risk of filter blockages.
Protect the Environment
Underground saltwater wells are one of the most popular methods for produced water disposal. Unfortunately, this method has been shown to contribute to earthquakes by lubricating tectonic plates, so they’re more likely to shift. When using nanobubbles, you rarely need to dispose of your produced water underground, so your efforts won’t increase the risk of earthquakes.
Plus, our innovative produced water treatment method allows for repeated water reuse. This reduces the amount of freshwater needed for oil and gas recovery. Not only is reusing water better for the environment, but it’s much more cost-effective, too!
Why Choose Nanobubble Produced Water Treatment?
When you choose Nano Gas™ Environmental for your product water treatment, you’ll receive the following benefits:
Our methods of produced water treatment not only do a better job at cleaning the water, but also provide additional benefits.
Using nanobubbles to treat produced water saves oil and gas companies money in several ways, as described above.
Significant cost savings and greater efficiency in treating produced water means our nanobubble solution can increase your profit margin.
Our process decreases the need for underground saltwater wells, maximizes each oil well’s efficiency and doesn’t use harmful chemicals.
We designed our equipment without membranes to continue working in the dirtiest produced water without clogging.
Nano Gas™ Environmental will monitor the produced water treatment process for you with our fully automated equipment.
Our nanobubbles don’t just work better than alternatives, but we can inject 3,500 times more gas into a solution, so it’s highly scalable.
Are You Ready for A More Efficient Produced Water Treatment?
Are you ready to extract more gas or oil from produced water – and help the environment while doing so? Nanobubbles are the solution that meets (and exceeds) your needs! Contact us today to learn more and get started with a better produced water treatment method.