New SAGD water technology awarded to Veolia Water

Oct. 22, 2012
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been awarded the supply of a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) produced water evaporator system.

Calgary, AB, Canada, Oct. 22, 2012 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been awarded the supply of a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) produced water evaporator system for one of the largest heavy oil producers in Canada.

The SAGD technology will be used to produce 40,000 barrels of bitumen per calendar day (bbl/cd) for the oilfield located in Northern Alberta. The resulting produced water from production, after de-oiling, will be further treated with the HPD evaporator technology from Veolia. Clean distillate from the HPD evaporators will provide boiler feed water to the steam generation system.

The patented Silica Sorption™ process will be utilized as a solution to reduce chemical consumption as well as provide flexible disposal options of the resulting evaporator blowdown by operating at a lower pH level. Using a unique method, the process minimizes fouling of the heat transfer surfaces by causing silica to adsorb on Silica Sorption™ seed crystals rather than precipitating on heat transfer surfaces. In addition, this provides robustness against hardness and oil and grease spikes in the produced water.

The HPD evaporator system is designed as a fully modular system, including all major process and ancillary equipment. This greatly reduces field installation time as well as the associated costs and complexity during construction at this new well site.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design and build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With 10,767 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.3 billion in 2011. Visit their website at

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to 17.99 billion. Visit their website at


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