Produced Water Solutions

Exterran provides a full range of treatment solutions for removing oil and suspended solids from produced water with primary, secondary and tertiary treatment. Our clients range from top oil producers to water disposal companies. We help recover oil and reduce disposal cost whether shipping it offsite or reinjecting on location.

Exterran designs, builds and commissions systems that quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively treat produced water ranging in volumes from 1,000 to >1,000,000 barrels of water per day (BWPD) for oil and gas production facilities.

Every product and service that we offer is designed for industry leading treatment efficiency, wider operating bands and lower capital costs. We help customers meet their treatment standards and achieve production, schedule and budget goals.

Solving Water Problems

Field Services

Our trained staff will visit your site to help evaluate your needs. Upon completing a Water Characterization Study, Exterran will offer a site specific technical review to identify which products and water treatment solutions best fit your requirements.

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling & Retrofit Services

Make the most of new or existing equipment. Through CFD modeling (single or multiphase), Exterran can identify short-circuiting and problem areas then demonstrate how modifications will improve performance. Retrofitting existing equipment using Exterran’s patented designs and technologies can help dramatically lower CAPEX and OPEX.

Lab Services

Exterran has the capability to run actual site samples through our lab to validate and tune our CFD models or qualify equipment performance. Our lab allows us to test variable runs (high shear, high oil loading, varied retention times, chemical optimization and produced polymer) to make sure sites are operating smoothly and efficiently.

Custom Packages

When production processes call for unique specification and custom features, Exterran delivers. Our engineers work closely with you to develop exactly the right configuration. From purchase to lease to contract services, we can add custom features to any of our water treatment solutions.

Solution Platforming

Exterran has developed equipment packages that will take the headache out of product selection. Solve your deoiling problems from primary to tertiary treatment with our pre-designed solutions. These integrated packages reduce duplicate emergency shutdowns, control panels, valves and instrumentation for an optimized process solution that helps save money.

Deoiling Water Products

Primary Treatment
P-KLONE Hydrocyclone Oil-Water Separation

The P-KLONE uses centrifugal force to separate oil from water in less than two seconds with a turndown capacity of 50%. This is a well-proven method for taking water from the production separator with oil concentrations up to 5% and readying it for secondary treatment.

Secondary Treatment
Advanced Microbubble Flotation Systems

The RevoLift®HS induced gas flotation (IGF) vessel is a high-volume microbubble flotation system that targets oil separation outputs as low as <10ppm and trouble-free separation at rates up to 240,000 BWPD.

The Revolift®VS is a portable and compact induced gas flotation (IGF) unit that utilizes microbubble flotation (MBF®) with target outlet oil concentrations <10ppm and flow rates up to 30,000 BWPD.

GFTFlotation (gas flotation tank) combines the process of a gravity tank and an IGF into a multi-chambered API tank to achieve as low as <10ppm target output at flow rates from 75,000 to 750,000 BWPD. This product can also be configured for polymer treatment.

Tertiary Treatment
Sabian® Black Walnut Shell Filtration

Sabian® Black Walnut Shell (BWS) Filters remove the smallest traces of oil and solids that remain in produced water after other treatments. The system removes oil in water and total suspended solids (TSS) achieving a target water quality of <3ppm. Capacities range from 2,000 to 150,000 BWPD with a turndown capability of 45%.