Veolia awarded water treatment contract for Shell’s Carmon Creek heavy oil project
PARIS -- Veolia has been awarded the contract by Shell Canada to design and supply a water treatment facility to recycle the water used for steam generation at Shell’s Carmon Creek heavy oil project in Alberta, Canada.
The Shell Carmon Creek Project, under construction, will produce up to 80,000 bopd using enhanced oil recovery methods, where steam is injected into the underground reservoir to help produce the heavy oil. The water co-produced with the oil recovered from underground will be treated and re-used to generate steam. This approach maximizes the amount of process water recycled.
Veolia’s engineering and design expertise has produced a treatment system that will allow production of up to 50,000 tonnes of steam per day critical to the oil production process. Proprietary water technologies that include the separation of hydrocarbons, warm-lime softening, after filters, ion exchange and evaporation will offer a comprehensive solution for recovering and recycling of the produced water.
Veolia previously supplied Shell with a sustainable water management solution for its Pearl GTL complex in Qatar that also involved a highly integrated water treatment system aimed at maximum water recovery.