National Engineering Laboratory’s (NEL’s) Produced Water Club (PWC) continues to attract new members from across the globe, many of whom attended the recent PWC meeting and Workshop event in June. During these meetings, members highlight key needs of the operators, such as the challenge of applying online oil-in-water (OiW) monitors for produced water discharge reporting. Responding to that need, NEL has launched a new Joint Industry Project (JIP), attracting significant interest from both operators and regulators.
NEL's Produced Water Club is a leading forum for discussing oil and gas produced water management and measurement practice. Club members can network, discuss challenges and keep abreast of new technologies and legislative developments.
In the last few months, the Club has welcomed several new members from around the globe. They joined the existing cohort at the recent Produced Water Club meeting and Workshop event, where a very strong technical program was assembled. Operators including Aker BP, Equinor, Petrobras, Premier Oil, Shell and Total contributed at the event in Aberdeen from 11-12 June. The Workshop programme contained 21 papers covering many aspects of produced water management and oil-in-water measurement practices.
Principal Consultant Dr. Ming Yang, who leads NEL’s produced water activities commented “NEL’s Produced Water Club continues to grow, with five new members joining in the last few months. We are delighted to have the new members on board and enjoyed hosting them at our recent meeting. It was an excellent opportunity to network with and hear from some great industrial and academic contributors.”
In March, NEL launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP), Making Online (OiW) Analysers for Reporting (MOAR), focused on the use of online monitoring for produced water discharge reporting. Ming is delighted with the level of interest this JIP has attracted to date, attributing this in part to the lack of current guidance for unmanned installations and existing perceptions of poor performance of online oil-in-water monitors. “The level of interest in this JIP is extremely encouraging” says Ming. “We plan to start work in July 2019, producing a detailed overview of the current use of online monitoring for OiW reporting, developing regulatory requirements for subsea discharges and providing guidance for the use of online OiW analysers for unmanned and subsea installations.”
For more details, contact Dr. Ming Yang