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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.

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.

Sulfate Removal

Protect your assets and maximize your return on investment

As the Oil & Gas industry shifts offshore exploration to deeper waters, operators must protect assets to maximize their ROI. Sulfate Removal is important to ensure production well assets are protected and remain free of barium and strontium scale, which would precipitate if untreated seawater is injected. SUEZ’s new membrane rejects sulfate and minimizes scale formation. This membrane can be retrofitted into existing systems or used in new systems. Additionally, SUEZ offers membrane cleaning and process chemistries used on different platforms and FPSOs worldwide.

Featured Products

  • Cartridge Filters & Ultrafiltration Systems: Prefiltration systems protect membrane systems by removing the suspended solids and larger impurities in seawater. SUEZ specializes in both cartridge filtration and ultrafiltration for seawater applications. The right prefiltration system can reduce your operating costs and maintain efficiency of the NF membrane system.

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  • Nanofiltration Membranes: The SWRS Series is a nanofiltration membrane specifically developed for seawater sulfate removal. It is built on SUEZ’s robust DK membrane platform, which has been used for over 30 years in some of the most challenging applications.

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  • Sulfate Removal Process Packages: SUEZ’s sulfate removal process package offers flexible solutions for sulfate removal. A process package incorporates a portion of the sulfate removal unit into the customer’s own scope of work. 

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  • Pre-engineered Solutions: SUEZ’s pre-engineered solutions for sulfate removal rely on global experience in engineering and manufacturing of water treatment technology and expertise in the Oil & Gas industry.

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  • Onboard Integrated Service Program: Improve the operation of your water treatment assets with OnBoard – OnBoard enables owners of SUEZ equipment to take advantage of a single source for productions and a preventative maintenance program to fit your system’s requirements. 

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Enhanced Oil Recovery

Low Salinity Water Injection

SUEZ is currently works with Oil & Gas clients at developing an optimal low salinity water injection solution. We are also involved in several promising pilot trials where we are supplying water treatment technology and engineering work. If you are interested in low salinity water flooding (onshore and offshore) and would like to find out more about this EOR method, please contact us.