Upstream Oil and Gas
Thick and viscous oils with API gravity less than 15 are difficult to mobilize from the producing formation. Oil and gas production facilities located on heavy oil reserves will utilize steam flooding, steam assisted gravity drainage or cyclic steam cycling to increase the recovery rate of these heavy oils. This involves steam injection to reduce the oil’s viscosity, thereby increasing the recovery rate of heavy oil. MYCELX provides filtration processes to treat the massive amounts of produced water from these thermal enhanced recovery techniques.
Facilities often recycle much of their produced water for steam production. This water must be filtered for both oil, hardness and tds content which can cause fouling of the heat transfer surfaces and steam generation equipment.
MYCELX REGEN is an advanced backwashable media filter infused with our patented polymer that has been developed to address the challenges and limitations of conventional walnut shell media.