Water Management in Heavy Oil Resource Operations - HOWM

Training overview
Professional Course
3 days

Course description

This course will review the basics of heavy oil extraction and the characteristics, quality, and quantities of waters in heavy oil resource operations. It will examine the interpretation of analytical results and simulation resources including heavy oil and bitumen extraction use of water, limitations, and typical ratios. The scientific basis and principles of de-oiling technologies, chemical (hot and warm) lime softening (including sludge disposal), ion exchange SAC and WAC technologies, BFW chemistry, and OTSG boilers. Equipment scaling and corrosion problems will be included. It will review technologies of evaporators. Recent and developing new technologies for produced water recovery will be discussed. Real life cases will be reviewed and evaluated. Finally, this course will review the most prominent environmental limitations.

Who should attend?

Process designers and CPF operators dealing with heavy oil produced water separation, recovery and treatment for reuse or disposal. Personnel involved in establishing, improving or supervising the implementation of technology improvements. This course will be useful to managers in completion, production and optimization of operations.

Training content

Heavy oil review; Water properties and analytical key parameters, review of analytical results, what is logic, what is out of line; Thermo-extraction produced water, the process (SAGD and CSS), ratios; De-oiling technologies, traditional, deviations, and future; Softening and silica removal, hot and warm lime softening; Ion exchange technology, SACs and WACs technologies, the out of vessel regeneration; Backwash, regeneration and separation sludge: collection, thickening, and dehydration; Boiler feed water final treatment, standard requirements and chemical conditioning; Evaporator alternatives and ZLD technology; Tube corrosion and scaling in boilers and evaporators; Mining bitumen extraction, tailings pond, process affected waters, their treatment and reuse; Cooling tower requirements, water conditioning, and treatments; Deep well injection of waste water: requirements and treatment


The cost of this course is $3045 per participant.

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