2007 Small Producer

Cost-Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources for Small Producers

Subcontractor: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Principal Investigator: Robert Balch
Project Number Project Status
07123-05 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
Robert L. Bayless, Producer; Harvard Petroleum Company, LLC
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 6, 2008 January 5, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,103,706.00 $409,506.00 $683,163.00
Project Objectives

This project seeks to demonstrate a cost-effective process for produced water purification at the wellhead using a low-temperature distillation unit. The researchers will construct a demonstration unit that can utilize solar energy and coproduced geothermal energy for wellhead produced water desalination and will conduct a pilot test at two wellhead locations for a period of one year. Technical feasibility and economic efficiency of the proposed process will be evaluated by testing the energy consumption, maintenance cost, and durability.

Reports
File Type Date
Cost Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources for Small Producers ( 75.7 KB ) Project Management Plan 04/10
Experimental Analysis of Produced Water Desalination By a Humidification-Dehumidification Process ( 508.3 KB ) Interim Report 11/09
Cost-Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources for Small Producers ( 2.0 MB ) Final Report 01/12
Presentations
Title: Cost-Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-Produced Energy Sources for Small Producers - 02/10 ( 6.3 MB )