Global Produced Water Treatment Market 2017-2021
About Produced Water Treatment
Produced water in the oil and gas industry is the water that is produced along with the crude oil and natural gas from petroleum wells. Petroleum reservoirs often contain water along with the liquid and gas hydrocarbons and this water is usually present below the zone of hydrocarbons. Water is the largest by-product obtained during oil and gas production and contain foreign materials such as grease and salt. The wastewater includes the water obtained from sewage systems, water injected into wells, drilling of exploration wells, oil and gas processing, and refining. Proper and effective management of water is necessary to improve oil production, enhance environmental protection and operational efficiency, and boost savings. Produced water is the term used in the oil and gas industry for the water that is produced along with the crude oil and natural gas from petroleum wells. Petroleum reservoirs often contain water along with the liquid and gas hydrocarbons and water is usually present below the zone of hydrocarbons.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global produced water treatment market to grow at a CAGR of 5.40% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global produced water treatment market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new installations and services.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Produced Water Treatment Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global produced water treatment market: CETCO Energy Services, Schlumberger, Siemens, Veolia, and Weatherford.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aker Solutions, Alderley, Aquatech International, atg UV Technology, Baker Hughes, DPS Global, Ecosphere Technologies, Exterran, FMC Technologies, Frames, Genesis Water Technologies, IDE Technologies, Opus, Ovivo, ProSep, South Water, SUEZ, and ThermoEnergy.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is advances in produced water treatment technology. The increase in global oil and gas demand has put pressure on oil-producing nations to increase their production. Well stimulation techniques such as hydraulic fracturing are being used extensively to increase crude oil production. Hydraulic fracturing requires large volumes of water to be injected into the wells. This causes an increase in the volume of produced water from the same oil well. Challenges in the treatment of produced water mainly relate to its high salinity and contaminants such as heavy metals that are present in the produced water. Innovations in produced water treatment technologies are, therefore, constantly needed in the oil and gas industry.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Rising demand for oil and gas. According to the US EIA, global liquid fuel consumption grew at a rate of 1.23% during 2007-2016. Global liquid fuel consumption stood at 96.47 mbpd in 2016 compared with 86.43 mbpd in 2007. As per the US EIA, the US was the leader in global liquid fuel consumption in 2016 with a total consumption of 19.63 mbpd, followed by China and India with 12.44 mbpd and 4.46 mbpd liquid fuel consumption, respectively.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Corrosion in produced water storage tanks and pipelines. Produced water from oil and gas wells has high salinity, which is extremely corrosive in nature. The global average volume of water produced in oil wells is approximately three times the volume of oil produced from the same well. This leads to the need to store and treat the produced water as it cannot be discharged directly, without treatment. However, the highly corrosive nature of produced water, owing to its high salinity, can lead to internal corrosion in the steel storage tanks, which may result in the storage tanks becoming damaged and unusable. Produced water may contain hydrocarbons, salts, and benzene, which are detrimental to the soil below the storage tanks. Corrosion may cause a leak in storage tanks, leading to the seepage of the produced water into the soil and into surface water streams or shallow water tables, which cater to the groundwater needs of the people, vegetation, and wildlife in the vicinity.
CETCO Energy Services, Schlumberger, Siemens, Veolia, Weatherford, Aker Solutions, Alderley, Aquatech International, atg UV Technology, Baker Hughes, DPS Global, Ecosphere Technologies, Exterran, FMC Technologies, Frames, Genesis Water Technologies, IDE Technologies, Opus, Ovivo, ProSep, South Water, SUEZ, and ThermoEnergy.