Produced Water Management has become a worldwide concern. There are a growing number of mature fields, and many countries have already established strict discharge regulations in order to prevent and/or eliminate pollution resulting from the discharge of produced water.
Local conditions and requirements vary significantly; with regional boundaries set geologically, geographically or politically. Solutions developed to address these local conditions and requirements many times must be solutions which are region-specific. As a result, the overall solution may require several separate steps for complete resolution (reduction, chemical removal, profile control, separation, treatment, disposal and water-flooding use, etc.). One point remains true in all cases. The end result obtained of proper produced water management in the oil and gas industry is that it is a savings to the company, not a cost.
Dwyann Dalrymple is currently with Nalco as an Industry Development Manager and serves the PRODUCED WATER COMMUNITY (Middle East - Africa – Asia) Board of Directors as its Science Advisor. He worked as a Scientific Advisor for HALLIBURTON’S Conformance Technology/Production Enhancement Group for over 30 years, in all phases of water control and well preparation including conformance technology, clay control, and improved oil recovery methods as well as the development and implementation of those technologies. He has successfully consulted on procedures and job recommendations around the world. His most recent work led to the development and application of several novel chemical systems for water shut-off, gas shutoff, and improved wellbore integrity. He has authored hundreds of publications on these topics and holds 30 patents related to Conformance technology, acidizing, sand control, fracturing and cementing.
Mr. Dalrymple was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2010-11 lecture season.