Water Treatment in the Oil Industry

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 18, 2009
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Course Description

This 2-Day course will review all main water treatment parameters without going into the chemistry of water. Operations of water treatment units will be explained in plain English at the level of general engineer’s knowledge, and plenty of case studies and practical guides will be used to help participants understand “what’s going on” in an industrial water treatment plant.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Process Engineers without water treatment knowledge, Control/Instrumentation personnel, Mechanical and Material Engineers, Project Managers and Planners who are involved in the industrial water treatment process and who need to have better understanding to do their tasks with higher quality.

Course Outline
Day 1:

• Introduction: Industrial water treatment and how it differs from municipal water/wastewater treatment

• Water Resources: Surface Water, Underground Water, and

• Water in the Oil Industry: Boiler Water, Cooling Water, and Process Water

• Water Parameters: Physical, Chemical (Organic, Inorganic), and Biological Parameters and Water Mass Balance

• Scaling or precipitating effects of water

Day 2:

• Implementing the 3R and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) approach

• Unit operations for removing impurities from water

• Process development for water treatment with three tools:
- General flow diagrams/Decision Charts
- "Cook Book” approach: Rule of thumbs
- Case studies

• Specific Case Studies: Water treatment in SAGD operation, water treatment in refineries

• Economy of Water Treatment: treated water cost

• Alberta constraints on water consumption/discharge


Additional Information

Fee: $995 CAD + GST Instructor: Mohammad Toghraei MSc. P.Eng.