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Produced water is one thing that many people don't talk about when they're talking about the oil and gas industry. As an insider who works in oil and gas, though, you might be well aware of it. When you're drilling for oil, it's very common to bring up water as well, which may have already been in the oil or gas reservoir or which might have appeared because of gas production or equipment that is in use. Historically, it hasn't been uncommon for oil and gas companies to dump this produced water into nearby oceans or ponds, but here's why you shouldn't do it.
1. It Can Actually Affect the Environment
Many industry professionals over the years have had no problem with dumping produced water in local bodies of water. A lot of misinformed people who haven't thought it all the way through think that it's harmless for them to do this. It might just seem natural to dump water in with more water.
Contrary to the beliefs of many in the industry, though, produced water can be harmful to the environment. It often contains chemicals and other things that can impact wildlife that might be living in or near the water. Local water supplies can be affected. These environmental impacts should be avoided whenever possible, which starts with not dumping produced water into oceans or ponds.
2. The Water Can Be Put to Better Use in Other Ways
Pouring produced water into a local body of water doesn't benefit your oil and gas business much. It just helps you get rid of water that you might not know what else to do with. If it's treated and stored, your business could use it for other industrial purposes instead of just disposing of it. This has obvious benefits for oil and gas companies with budget concerns.
3. It's a Good Way to Get Your Business in Trouble
There are a lot of ways that oil and gas companies can get in trouble. From losing respect from the general public to getting fined or even shut down, there are real concerns. It's not worth it to risk everything by dumping produced water. Going through the proper channels and handling it properly helps prevent big trouble for oil and gas companies.
Produced water shouldn't be dumped in oceans or ponds unless it's done very carefully and in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Instead, produced water treatment is something that should be pursued.Share
23 August 2018