Oil & Gas

Produced water treatment

We treat oil & gas produced waters to reduce waste volumes and disposal costs, minimize chemical usage, and recover more hydrocarbons.

Oil & Gas Produced Waters 

Saltworks understands the challenges associated with produced water in unconventional oil & gas. Leverage our advanced technology, process engineering expertise, and experience treating produced waters from shale, enhanced oil recovery, and oil sands to help you reduce operating costs and meet production targets. We provide solutions for minimizing offsite disposal, improving hydrocarbon recovery, reducing polymer consumption, and protecting injection well assets.
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Shale Gas

Shale produced water is returned over the life of the well and often has salinity, volatile organic compounds, and naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs). When produced water accumulates, for example due to less reuse, Saltworks can help. We provide end-to-end solutions that reduce volume while safely managing NORMs and volatile emissions. The result is reliable onsite treatment that significantly lowers your trucked disposal costs.

Enhanced Oil Recovery 

Polymer flood enhanced oil recovery (EOR) returns produced water that is often more saline. However, polymer consumption increases dramatically with salinity. Saltworks’ advanced solutions can reduce polymer consumption and deliver recycled injection water with lower hardness and suspended solids which can improve well performance. Let us help improve you improve hydrocarbon recovery and lower operating costs.
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Our advanced ScaleSense sensors operate on challenging high TDS flows, so you can monitor sulfate levels in real-time to protect injection wells from scaling and to maximize nanofiltration recovery in enhanced oil recovery.


Contact us with your wastewater treatment needs.

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Frac & Shale Water Management, Treatment Costs & Options

Although there are many water management options available for shale operators, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It is important to understand the costs, alternatives, and technical limitations of each option and develop a blended water management strategy.

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Managing Shale Water and NORM

Shale water management starts with understanding the distinct types of water, their uses, and their volumes. This will enable better management of the site’s water balance to ensure there is the right amount of water available when needed and excess water does not exceed your storage capacity.