Oil & Gas

Water produced during oil and gas extraction operations constitutes the industry’s most important waste stream on the basis of volume. The water varies greatly in quality and quantity and in some cases the water can be a useful by-product or even a salable resource. Produced water is most often considered a waste, but the industry is beginning to consider this material as a potential profit stream. Whether waste or resource, produced water has management costs that need to be kept in-line with each specific production project and region or it could adversely affect the life of the well, thereby leaving substantial recoverable reserves in the ground. Produced water handling practices must also be environmentally protective or the operator could face regulatory action. Dober’s Water Treatment division offers natural solutions to treat produced water in order to comply with reuse and discharge limits.