SAN ANTONIO – Baker Hughes has introduced a service that enables operators to design high-performing hydraulic fracturing fluids using produced and flow-back water.
The H2prO water management service, launched at the SPE Annual Meeting in San Antonio, integrates technical expertise with chemical and mobile mechanical treatment technologies to provide water that maximizes production, minimizes reservoir damage, and reduces fresh water sourcing, storage, and transportation costs.
The service includes extensive pre-treatment analysis of the production chemistry, pressure pumping, and water treatment to determine the water treatment regime. The portfolio includes options to address all major produced and flow-back water contaminants, including total dissolved solids, heavy metals, total suspended solids, hydrogen sulfide, and other organic compounds.
Treating water at the well site enables operators to reduce the cost of sourcing, transporting, and storing fresh water, as well as transporting, treating, and disposing of wastewater by as much as 90%, according to Baker Hughes.