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Comparative Analysis of Produced Water Collected from Different Oil Gathering Centers in Kuwait

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DOI: 10.4236/jep.2018.96046    481 Downloads   1,052 Views

ABSTRACT

Kuwait is one of the major oil-producing countries, with an estimated oil production of around three million barrels/day. Increased oil production has resulted in the production of large amounts of produced water, which is a major problem for Kuwait Oil Company. Kuwait Oil Company generates large amounts of produced water daily and thus deserves special attention. A study of the characteristics of the produced water will determine how it can be treated and later used for irrigation or disposed without harming the environment. In this paper, samples of produced water from different oilfields in Kuwait were collected, and physiochemical analyses were carried out. The salt content, TDS and other physical characteristics of the Kuwait produced water samples were compared with those of other produced water samples from different oil-producing countries.

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AlAnezi, K. , Al-Samhan, M. , Belkharchouche, M. , Abuhaimed, W. , Alali, S. , Alenizi, K. and Alfuraij, A. (2018) Comparative Analysis of Produced Water Collected from Different Oil Gathering Centers in Kuwait. Journal of Environmental Protection, 9, 736-750. doi: 10.4236/jep.2018.96046.

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