Produced Water Desalination
Produced water from oil and gas operations is currently handled as a waste product. The quality of produced water varies significantly based on the geochemistry of the producing formation, the type of hydrocarbon produced, and the characteristics of the producing well. If produced water meets appropriate water quality criteria, it may be used beneficially for purposes such as irrigation, livestock watering, aquifer storage, streamflow augmentation, and municipal and industrial uses. Treatment may be required to improve the quality of produced water so that it can be put to beneficial use.
|Report Title||Performing Agency||Date||Report #||See also|
|Oil and Gas Produced Water Management and Beneficial Use in the Western United States||Bureau of Reclamation, Denver CO||August 2011||157|