Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas


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Oil & Gas


Although the oil and gas industry may not use as much water as some other industries, there are many uses for water within the oil and gas industry. The quality of the water used before, during, and after the production of oil and gas is the most important aspect of water use in the oil and gas industry. 

Upstream refers to the onshore and offshore exploration for and production of oil and gas. There are three main upstream processes. Depending on the extraction process of the oil, there are different uses for water. With conventional oil and gas production the process is to extract the raw natural gas from the ground using conventional means and methods. This process uses water for pressure maintenance and water flooding, for drilling fluids for well control, cooling, and cuttings removal, for construction, and for the cooling of power generation. This process uses the most water overall. Another oil extraction process is oil sands. This is a naturally occurring mixture of heavy oil, water, and sand. 
In addition to conventional needs, this process uses water in other ways as well, steam is injected underground to heat the oil enabling it to flow to the surface. The last common practice used to extract oil is by crack and fracture rock formations allowing the release of gas and fluids through hydraulic fracturing.

Water is used in the transportation of crude oil and gas no matter what type of extraction process is used. Water is used for compression of liquid natural gas and for hydrotesting. 

Downstream refers to the refining of petroleum products such as motor fuels and lubricants, and the conversion of products to chemical base stocks. The major uses of water for downstream is for cooling, steam production, and process water. 

Pure Water would love to help you with all of your oil and gas water treatment needs! 
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