$16m water treatment plant opens in Bahrain
Manama, June 3, 2012
A new $16 million water treatment plant, operated by Tatweer Petroleum, has opened at the Bahrain Oil Field in Hefeersa.
The facility was inaugurated by Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza in the presence of officials from Tatweer, the National Oil and Gas Authority, Banagas and Bapco.
Dr Mirza said the plant is capable of cleaning up waste water, a by-product of oil production, and allows it to be reused for water flooding and steam flooding, processes that contribute to increasing oil production.
It uses a three-phase gravity separator, induced gas flotation and nutshell filtration to separate water from oil and to reduce entrained solids.
He said the recovered oil is returned to the shipping tanks and the water can then be reused for other oilfield processes.
"This is the first of six plants to be installed at all existing tank batteries this year, with two more to be coming up at new tank batteries in 2013,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service