Tatweer Petroleum opens water treatment plant

Tatweer_PetroleumTatweer has opened a US$16 million water treatment plant facility in the Bahrain Field near Hafeera in order to increase the field's oil production

Bahrain’s Energy Minister Abdul-Hussain Bin Ali Mirza inaugurated the facility, which was completed in 18 months.

The water treatment plant will clean up produced waste water, allowing it to be reused for water flooding and steam flooding, which in turn helps increase oil production. The plant uses a three-phase gravity separator, induced gas flotation, and nutshell filtration to separate water from oil and reduce entrained solids.

The recovered oil will be returned to shipping tanks and the water will then be reused for other oilfield processes. The facility is the first of six planned plants currently being installed at all existing tank batteries before the end of 2012 with a further two plants set to be installed at new tank batteries in 2013.

The project forms part of Tatweer’s involvement in Bahrain's Major Development Plan for the Bahrain Field, which will eventually lead to greater oil production from the field in the future.

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