Baker Hughes, DuPont collaborate on water treatment

Baker Hughes Inc. and DuPont Chemical Solutions are collaborating to bring a more sustainable water-treatment technology to the oil and gas industry.

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HOUSTONBaker Hughes and DuPont Chemical Solutions are collaborating to bring a more sustainable water-treatment technology to the oil and gas industry. Baker Hughes will use the chemical compounds and generators from DuPont, along with DuPont’s expertise in the application of chlorine dioxide, in conjunction with Baker Hughes’ H2prO water management service to augment its pressure pumping operations.

Chlorine dioxide is used to treat water in the pressure pumping process. Process water in oil and gas operations is treated to prevent the growth of bacteria and other organisms to maximize the performance efficiency of wells and to minimize issues such as souring, fouling, and corrosion.

The use of chlorine dioxide for water treatment allows for precise dosage, requiring the use of smaller quantities of biocide as compared to other treatment options, and it also provides greater environmental sustainability. By using chlorine dioxide, the water used in pressure pumping can be treated onsite and then reused.

According to Brage Johannessen, vice president of Water Management for Baker Hughes, this collaboration enables an effective water management strategy, along with lower operating expenses associated with water sourcing and disposal, and operations with less impact to the environment.

11/19/2013

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