We live in a closed system. There is no new water being made. With this knowledge, we need to make wise choices with the water we currently have. Whether it be water for drilling, completions or waterflood applications, the choice to reuse and recycle requires forethought and planning. Water treatment decisions during drilling and treatment operations have a dramatic impact on not only the life cycle of the well, but also on facility and pipeline operations. Relatively speaking, proper testing and treatment programs cost pennies up front, but save dollars and downtime downstream of drilling and completions operations. These savings include water reuse instead of disposal, in-situ compatibility and a reduction in reservoir and production issues.
Dean Black, Technical Sales Professional