Open-to-atmosphere evaporator, operating at low temperatures to concentrate brine.
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 WatersSaltworks 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.
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 leased 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 RecoveryPolymer 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.
Our UHP RO minimizes brine from tough industrial wastewaters and delivers the highest freshwater recovery in the industry.
FlexEDR is a next-gen electrodialysis reversal (EDR) system for industrial wastewater desalination, solving scaling issues & boosting recovery.
Saltworks completed two successful live oil field pilots, desalinating enhanced oil recovery (EOR) produced water, lowering polymer consumption costs and improving injection water quality, with over 97% up-time.
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.
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.
Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) blowdown water from three operating sites was treated using Saltworks’ SaltMaker MultiEffect Evaporator Crystallizer. The energy efficient treatment system reduces the cost of blowdown transport and disposal.