TEOR Steamflood Return Water
Conventional TEOR steamflood practice results in 3-10 bbl of “produced water” for every bbl recovered oil. Management of these produced waters is becoming an increasing problem to the operators (environmental regulations restricting the use of percolation-evaporation ponds to dispose of the produced water). The GEM TEOR method provides various options for dealing with the produced water, e.g., reclamation for potable/irrigation, reduce and use for solar ponds, recirculate to the GPGT reservoir for thermal regeneration.
The GEM TEOR method results in zero-discharge of produced water.