Omani Oil Fields Produced Water: Treatment and Utilization

Akihiko Hirayama*, Masaki Maegaito, Masato Kawaguchi, Akira Ishikawa, Mark Sueyoshi, Ali Soud Al-Bemani, Mushtaque Ahmed, Humphrey Esechie, Salim Ali Al-Mazrui, Mansour Hamed Al-Haddabi, Sulaiman Said Al-Khanjari

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Joint research between Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, and Petroleum Energy Center, Japan; sought to develop and establish a process whereby the large quantities of produced water from Omani oil fields can be effectively treated and utilized for irrigation. During pilot plant operation, oil contamination ranging from 50-300 ppm, was reduced to below 0.5 ppm. Irrigation with treated water showed no significant detrimental effects on the growth of three different salt tolerant species of plants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition of Mexico
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventSPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibithion in Mexico - Villahermosa, Mexico
Duration: Feb 10 2002Feb 12 2002


OtherSPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibithion in Mexico

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  • Engineering(all)


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