T2013-03-UG Produced water treatment

Summary

During late life operations of natural gas fields it becomes more difficult to meet the specification for discharging produced water. Hence TNO has jointly with ISPT initiated a program under the TKI-Gas to identify alternative technologies to address this issue. During 2013 several technologies are being evaluated to address this issue and as a follow-up, further development work of the selected technology, in preparation for a pilot test, preferably onshore, is proposed for 2014, in line with the original proposal.

The current proposal covers the development work / support for 2014, but excludes the actual pilot test. Water treatment solutions for the development of unconventional gas is explicitly excluded in this proposal. This is the subject of a parallel TKI Gas proposal and could be subject for further research in a joint TNO / ISPT proposal for 2015