C. Dean Cockshutt, Gerry Fode Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. Calgary Condensate and water treatment chemicals added to the produced water tank through a homogenizing centrifugal pump have been very effective for de-oiling produced water. Synergistic effects between condensate and the current chemicals produce water qualities that exceed the water quality from using either chemicals or condensate alone. A key feature of the technique is the ability to minimize treatment costs by recycling added condensate. Condensate losses are minor due to their low natural solubility in water. HEAVY OIL PROBLEM A significant problem f...

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