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Demonstration of a Decision Support System for a Novel Integrated Solution aimed at Water Reuse in the Oil & Gas Industry

Objective

The Oil&Gas (O&G) industry is one of the 8 most water-intensive industries; indeed, it could be conceived as a water industry which delivers oil as a by-product. Specifically, by 2020 it is expected that over 500 million barrels/day of produced water (PW) and about 15 million m³/day of refinery wastewater (RW) are generated. Despite the necessity and potential beneficial impacts of reusing the water involved in extraction and refining activities, several significant barriers are hampering this opportunity. Firstly, the existent commercial water treatment technologies cannot be used directly in the O&G sector without an extensive adaptation, and they are not flexible and reliable enough to bear the complexity and variability of PW/RW composition. Moreover, there is no expertise or experience in the O&G sector in the design and operation of water treatment systems.

The INTEGROIL project aims to develop and demonstrate a robust but flexible integrated solution for treating O&G water flows with variable compositions to different water qualities depending on the final reuse objective. This new solution will be readily designed with different modules each comprising innovative water treatment technologies that will be operated and optimized in an integrated manner through a novel Decision Support System, in line with 3 priorities of the EIP Water. The INTEGROIL approach ensures minimal design and operational efforts involved from the O&G end-user side and that the energy and chemical costs are kept to an absolute minimum for a certain target water quality. Its feasibility and long-term application will be assessed through demo activities in 2 real operational conditions, that will provide critical information for the commercialisation actions to be undertaken.

The INTEGROIL consortium brings together 10 entities (6 SMEs) covering the full value chain, including technology developers, O&G end-users, a Sustainability Assessment firm and a professional association.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

ACCIONA AGUA SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 22
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 883 704,50

Participants (9)

LIKUID NANOTEK SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 545 964,13
Address
Ps Mikeletegi 71 122
20009 Donostia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BWA WATER ADDITIVES UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 900,13
Address
Brightgate Way 2 Stretford
M32 0TB Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RECHERCHE EXPLOITATION PRODUITS REP
France
EU contribution
€ 487 900
Address
40 Avenue Jean Jaures
78440 Gargenville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APLICACIONS DE LA CATALISI SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 389 900
Address
Av Dels Paisos Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 544 255
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 570 412,50
Address
Petrol Cad. 41790, Korfez
41790 Kocaeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
2.-O LCA CONSULTANTS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 162 575
Address
Rendsburggarde 14 4 315B
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN DESALINATION SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 500
Address
Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
INNOTEC21 GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 425
Address
Delitzscher Str. 36
04129 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)