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Upstream Oil & Gas Solutions

SUEZ helps customers maximize their production rate, minimize downtime and optimize flowrate to get oil out of the ground – all while minimizing the investment needed to do that.

Delivering value to the oil & gas market

SUEZ is dedicated to lowering your lifting cost, increasing oil production, optimizing your operation and protecting your reservoir and production assets. With a full set of innovative solutions, SUEZ is proud to support the upstream market by offering proven chemistries, best-in-class water injection equipment, remote monitoring & predictive technology and more.

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The SUEZ advantage:

  • With more than 3,000 technologists and 1,660 patents, SUEZ is a leader in research and development around the globe.
  • We work closely with oil & gas companies to develop the right chemistry and equipment to support the newest technology.
  • SUEZ is the leader in remote monitoring and predictive technology to improve process automation, optimize output and ensure reliability and safety.
  • Our modular and pre-engineered approach saves our customers time and money, while reducing risk and delivering superior quality projects.
  • SUEZ provides integrated offers that include chemicals, membranes, equipment, monitoring solutions and services wrapped in a single contract bundled offer.
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Featured Upstream Oil & Gas Applications

A broad range of solutions for upstream oil & gas chemical treatment

A specialty chemical offering is often not a one-size-fits-all solution. SUEZ helps upstream Oil & Gas producers by providing cost effective solutions to control corrosion, reduce deposition, save energy, treat produced water for reuse or disposal specifications, curtail downtime, increase productivity and optimize system performance.

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SUEZ solutions for Oil & Gas exploration and production

Regardless of whether it is onshore or offshore, oil producers are facing many challenges while striving to optimize their production and maintain safety. At SUEZ, we understand these challenges and address them with sophisticated chemistry and predictive technology to improve production operations.

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Remove sulfate and enhance oil recovery

SUEZ offers broad solutions for sulfate removal and enhanced oil recovery including pretreatment filters, NF membranes, chemicals, remote monitoring & diagnostics, pre-engineered solutions, and more. The combination of our expertise in the Oil & Gas industry with our advanced water treatment solutions, enables us to provide a comprehensive process warranty that could encompasses individual product performance up to an entire water injection system.

From offshore water injection to enhanced oil recovery, SUEZ solves your challenges

Offshore water injection consists of injecting seawater into oil reservoirs to maintain or increase oil production. A number of reservoirs, such as those found off the coast of Brazil and West Africa, in the North Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico, require that the water be treated before injection. This treatment consists of removing the sulfate present in seawater to avoid scaling, which would adversely impact oil production. Nanofiltration membranes are typically used for this application, which when in combination with a proper prefiltration scheme and chemical program, ensure that practically all the sulfate is removed from the seawater.

Enhancing oil production can also be achieved through membrane technology by designing water injection systems where water salinity can be adjusted. Recent experiments have shown that reduced salinity water can positively impact the amount of oil being recovered from a series of different reservoirs. This technology can be promising for existing fields in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico where oil production is declining. In addition, it may be beneficial to use low salinity technology instead of sulfate removal in early stages since SUEZ's salt reducing membranes also remove sulfate from seawater.

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Unconventional Oil & Gas

For oil & gas producers around the world, maximizing water resources, meeting regulations and minimizing environmental impact are all critical for a successful unconventional oil & gas project.

Experts at SUEZ are working to integrate proven technologies, develop new programs and deploy innovative solutions that cost effectively condition water to minimize the oil & gas industry’s water footprint.

With a focus on addressing frac water, flowback, produced water and other water treatment challenges, SUEZ delivers a comprehensive program for the unconventional oil & gas industry.

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What this means for you:

SUEZ offers best-in-class technology and service solutions to meet the needs of oil & gas professionals tackling produced water reuse and other water treatment challenges.

Service

  • Shale360* primary treatment services: mobile and near field clean brine solutions for produced water reuse
  • Shale360* advanced treatment services: mobile and near field solutions for desalination and beneficial reuse of produced water
  • Centralized water treatment plants: Build, Own and Operate services for centralized water treatment facilities for produced water

Technology

  • Filtration solutions: cartridge, media and ultrafiltration systems for suspended solids reduction
  • Membrane solutions: brackish and seawater membrane systems for desalination of low and medium salinity clean brines or brackish source waters
  • Thermal solutions: wastewater evaporators and crystallizers for desalination of medium and high salinity clean brines and beneficial reuse products

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  • Oilfield & Gas Production Chemical Treatment

    A broad range of solutions for upstream oil & gas chemical treatment

    A specialty chemical offering is often not a one-size-fits-all solution. SUEZ helps upstream Oil & Gas producers by providing cost effective solutions to control corrosion, reduce deposition, save energy, treat produced water for reuse or disposal specifications, curtail downtime, increase productivity and optimize system performance.

    Learn more about our upstream oil & gas products


    Watch our video to learn more:

    SUEZ solutions for Oil & Gas exploration and production

    Regardless of whether it is onshore or offshore, oil producers are facing many challenges while striving to optimize their production and maintain safety. At SUEZ, we understand these challenges and address them with sophisticated chemistry and predictive technology to improve production operations.

    Explore this application

  • Water Injection Technology & Process Solutions

    Remove sulfate and enhance oil recovery

    SUEZ offers broad solutions for sulfate removal and enhanced oil recovery including pretreatment filters, NF membranes, chemicals, remote monitoring & diagnostics, pre-engineered solutions, and more. The combination of our expertise in the Oil & Gas industry with our advanced water treatment solutions, enables us to provide a comprehensive process warranty that could encompasses individual product performance up to an entire water injection system.

    From offshore water injection to enhanced oil recovery, SUEZ solves your challenges

    Offshore water injection consists of injecting seawater into oil reservoirs to maintain or increase oil production. A number of reservoirs, such as those found off the coast of Brazil and West Africa, in the North Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico, require that the water be treated before injection. This treatment consists of removing the sulfate present in seawater to avoid scaling, which would adversely impact oil production. Nanofiltration membranes are typically used for this application, which when in combination with a proper prefiltration scheme and chemical program, ensure that practically all the sulfate is removed from the seawater.

    Enhancing oil production can also be achieved through membrane technology by designing water injection systems where water salinity can be adjusted. Recent experiments have shown that reduced salinity water can positively impact the amount of oil being recovered from a series of different reservoirs. This technology can be promising for existing fields in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico where oil production is declining. In addition, it may be beneficial to use low salinity technology instead of sulfate removal in early stages since SUEZ's salt reducing membranes also remove sulfate from seawater.

    Explore this application

  • Unconventional Oil & Gas

    Unconventional Oil & Gas

    For oil & gas producers around the world, maximizing water resources, meeting regulations and minimizing environmental impact are all critical for a successful unconventional oil & gas project.

    Experts at SUEZ are working to integrate proven technologies, develop new programs and deploy innovative solutions that cost effectively condition water to minimize the oil & gas industry’s water footprint.

    With a focus on addressing frac water, flowback, produced water and other water treatment challenges, SUEZ delivers a comprehensive program for the unconventional oil & gas industry.

    Learn more about Unconventional Oil & Gas Products


    What this means for you:

    SUEZ offers best-in-class technology and service solutions to meet the needs of oil & gas professionals tackling produced water reuse and other water treatment challenges.

    Service

    • Shale360* primary treatment services: mobile and near field clean brine solutions for produced water reuse
    • Shale360* advanced treatment services: mobile and near field solutions for desalination and beneficial reuse of produced water
    • Centralized water treatment plants: Build, Own and Operate services for centralized water treatment facilities for produced water

    Technology

    • Filtration solutions: cartridge, media and ultrafiltration systems for suspended solids reduction
    • Membrane solutions: brackish and seawater membrane systems for desalination of low and medium salinity clean brines or brackish source waters
    • Thermal solutions: wastewater evaporators and crystallizers for desalination of medium and high salinity clean brines and beneficial reuse products

    Explore this application