We are proud to release the agenda for the 2nd annual Produced Water Middle East conference. The following presentations have been selected from excellent collection of abstracts we received. More details regarding sessions, times, and formats will be released soon. 

Saturday 10th November

Evening Networking Event 7.30-9.00pm

St Regis Azura Panoramic Lounge


Sunday 11th November 2018
7.00am – 8.30am Registration & Morning Coffee
8.30am – 8.45am Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Remarks
8.45am – 9.15am Keynote Address: Qasem M. Al Kayoumi, Manager, Technical Center Unit, ADNOC
9.15am – 10.00am Session 1
Karl Jamek, OMVFrom pilot to field operations: implementation of an effective filtration system for polymer flooding operations
Camille Sagne, Suez – Validation of Improved Robustness and Chemical Resistance of Nanofiltration Membrane through Accelerated Testing
10.00am – 10.30am Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
10.30am – 11.30pm Operator’s Discussion Panel:
Chair: Hani Al Khalifa, Saudi Aramco
Saada Al Shukaili, PDO
Bader Al-Refaie, KOC
Karl Jamek, OMV
11.30am – 12.45pm Session 2
Todd Kirk, ExterranProduced Water Treatment: Is it Really That Complicated?
Roland Shine, GHDUsing Economics to Solve Complex Produced Water Management Challenges in the Middle East
Zack Li, PurelineInjectivity Restoration of SWD Wells by C102, Complex Nano-fluid and HC1: Assessment of Treatment Effectiveness by Decline Curve Analysis
12.45pm-2.00pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition
2.00pm – 3.15pm Session 3
Matthieu Jacob and Patrick Baldoni-Andrey, TotalBIOMEM Technology less than 30mn bioreactor residence time before discharging PW into the sea
Saada Al Shukaili, PDO – Treatment of Back Produced ASP Water
Dr Reda Akdim, TechnipFMCEnhancing the Performance of Desulfation Membranes Using a Chlorine-Resistant Permanent Coating that Increases Flux and Reduced Fouling
3.15pm – 4.00pm Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
4.00pm – 5.15pm Round Table Networking Session 1
(3 rotations, 12 presentation tables)

John Fletcher, CETCOWhy Produced Water Management is Essential to the Efficiency and Profitability of Oilfield Production Facilities and the Impact of Project Decisions on Opex, Capex and Performance
Nanda Kumar, Yokogawa – Optimizing Performance in Chemical Injection
Xiaofei Huang, HydranauticsProduced Water Treatment with Membranes: Challenges, Solutions and Case Studies
Alan O’Donoghue, JM Canty International LtdWhy Measuring Oil Droplet Size is as Important as Measuring Oil Concentration
Stefan Strasser, LenzingFine Polishing Filtration of Low Amounts of Suspended Solids from Produced Water. A guideline for Technology Selection based on Process Design Parameters
John Siewenie, PurelineThe Digital Oilfield and Automated Water Transfer and Supply Systems
Steinar Asdahl, SchlumbergerEnhancing Compact Flotation Produced Water Polishing by Implementing Flotation Gas Bubble Size Control
Martin Mayer, Siemens Water SolutionsTreating Produced Water with Ultrafiltration Membranes for Water Reuse – The Siemens Revive Oily Water Membrane System
Chris Catalanotto, Siemens Water SolutionsCase Study: Flotation Retrofit for Increased Capacity
Rasel Hossain, StantecSorption Column for In Situ Produced Water Treatment
Dr Camille Sagne, Suez and Mathieu Salaün, Solvay NovecareCEOR Water Challenges: case studies for a holistic approach
Seethalakshmi Suresh, SuezDesign of Scale Solutions to Mitigate Produced Water Challenges in a Polymer cEOR Field
5.30pm – 6.45pm Round Table Networking Session 2
(3 rotations, 12 presentation tables)

Jesus Ortiz Mingo, AccionaSmart Decision Support System for the Optimization of Fit-For-Use Reclaimed Complex Industrial Wastewaters: the Oil & Gas Case Study
Zack Li, PurelineInfluence of Chlorine Dioxide Treatment on Oilfield Produced Water Corrosion Behaviour to Pipeline Steels
Walid Labaky, SchlumbergerAn Integrated Approach for Using Shallow Groundwater in Enhanced Oil Recovery
Martin Mayer, Siemens Water Solutions – The Use of PerforMediaTM Oil Removal Media to Treat Produced Water from Polymer Flooding for Re-Injection
Chris Catalanotto, Siemens Water Solutions – Full Scale Produced Water Treatment Suitable for Discharge to Rivers
Rasel Hossain, StantecAn Efficient and Low Cost DC Electrocoagulation Technology for Oil Sands Tailings Treatment
Indrajyoti Mukherjee, SuezSelection of Demulsifiers to Address Crude Oil Production Challenges in cEOR Fields
Stephen Greenwood, Suez and Graeme Smith, SuezThe Importance of Accurate and Representative Fluids and Solids Data on System Design
Niels Van Teeffelen, TyphonixThe Benefits of Low Shear Production
Wally Georgie, Maxoil SolutionsProduced Water Treatment Issues and Technologies, Theory Versus Practice
Scott Buckwald, Xedia ProcessData Supporting the Use of Modified Nutshell Media to Improve Effluent Water Quality, Increase Flow Capacity, and Reduce OPEX
Dean Fanguy, Tetra TechnologiesTechnology Advancements in the Handling and Movement of Produced Water
7.00pm – 8.00pm Networking Cocktails
8:00pm – 10:30pm Gala Dinner



Monday 12th November 2018
7.00am – 8.30am Registration & Morning Coffee
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome back
8.45am – 10.00am Session 4
Devesh Sharma, Aquatech InternationalProduced Water Management in a Water Scarce World
Chris Tesarski, CoResource SolutionsTurning Oilfield “Waste” into our most Precious Resource… Water
Gerard Cooke, Inov8 SystemsAdvanced Monitoring & Automatic Control of Produced Water Processes
10.00am – 10.45am Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
10.45am – 12.00pm Session 5
Kamla Al Rahbi, Majis Industrial Services Company – How Majis Industrial Services Company managed to recover the integrity of a Reverse Osmosis “RO desalination” plant
Naeem Bhola, JorinHunting for Efficiency: 10 days to hit a 50% Separation Improvement
Mouloud Hendou, Veolia Water Technology – Advanced New Filtration Medias for Produced Water EOR Treatment and Reuse
12.00pm – 12.30pm Closing Discussion
12.30pm – 1.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition
1.30pm – 4.30pm Workshop: Optimizing Produced Water Injection Systems
This half day workshop will provide hands on experience in how to analyze and improve produced water reinjection systems from treatment to injection wells. The workshop will provide expert insight into:

  • Integrated methodology for analyzing and optimizing injection systems
  • Balancing energy efficiency and system capacity
  • Surface and Subsurface issues
  • Centrifugal pumps and their behaviour
  • Debottlenecking of produced water injection systems with minimum investment
  • Excel based simulation techniques and calculation tools