The “S” in SAGD stands for steam, and the SAGD Water Treatment process needs a lot of it! It takes a very large inventory of steam to establish downhole steam chambers and mobilize bitumen held in the reservoir, and continuous generation of high pressure steam is essential. The SAGD process recycles water in a loop that includes; generating steam from Boiler Feed Water (BFW); recovering steam condensate at various stages of steam delivery to the reservoir; recovering “produced water” from the produced bitumen-water emulsion at various stages of bitumen processing; collecting and removing all traces of oil from these recovered waters/condensates; and finally treating the de-oiled water back to BFW quality.
Contendo’s SAGD Water Treatment Training Course is designed to prepare you for work in the oil industry by providing a comprehensive understanding of SAGD water treatment operations. We describe why and how water is treated to produce quality Boiler Feed Water and high pressure steam.
General topics include discussions of Ion Exchange Softening and Weak Acid Cation (WAC) softeners; pH and pH adjustment using acid and caustic; Neutralization of softener waste streams”; both Low and High Pressure BFW Pump operation; gas-fired Once Through Steam Generators (OTSG); and, heat management/exchange and condensate recovery in high pressure steam let down operations to Medium Pressure, Low Pressure, and Utility Steam.
We use animations to take you inside vessels and equipment to see each process and flow stream, making the training valuable to all tradespersons, supervisors, and managers interested in SAGD Water Treatment operations.
Safety features, warnings, and typical PSV locations are included so you can appreciate hazards and how they are handled.
The complete SAGD Water Treatment Course consists of 14 Learning Modules.