The objective of the proposed project is the development/demonstration of an integrated tool, capable of quantitative estimates of discharge water organic pollutants through time over the lifetime of a field. The integrated tool is a result of the emplacement of the knowledge of petroleum system water chemistry into a numerical simulator of production water chemistry, which tracks organic solute composition throughout the reservoir, then the production tubing and finally the separator processes. The tool will assist the petroleum industry in designing platform installations capable of dealing in a cost-effective way with changing toxic solute loads during field lifetime and thus managing solute discharge into the sea or injection planning. In addition, the tool will assist field operators in a better management of production wells particularly during tail production. Finally the demonstrated methodology will be of particular interest to environmental authorities and decision making parties as it provides a way of quantifying estimates for a number of organic pollutant discharges during oil production operations.



Project overview

  • CoordinatorInstitutt For Energitecknikk
  • StatusFinished
  • Date04/06/2004
  • Budget€ 1,000,000