Unconventional Oil & Gas

Water is essential to the production of unconventional oil & gas. Implementing a sound water management strategy can help maximize the return on investment for your operation.

For oil & gas producers around the world, maximizing water resources, meeting regulations and minimizing environmental impact are all critical for a successful unconventional oil & gas project.

Experts at GE are working to integrate proven technologies, develop new programs and deploy innovative solutions that cost effectively condition water to minimize the oil & gas industry’s water footprint.

With a focus on addressing frac water, flowback, produced water and other water treatment challenges, GE delivers a comprehensive program for the unconventional oil & gas industry.

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What this means for you:

GE offers best-in-class technology and service solutions to meet the needs of oil & gas professionals tackling produced water reuse and other water treatment challenges.

Service

  • Shale360* primary treatment services: mobile and near field clean brine solutions for produced water reuse
  • Shale360* advanced treatment services: mobile and near field solutions for desalination and beneficial reuse of produced water
  • Centralized water treatment plants: Build, Own and Operate services for centralized water treatment facilities for produced water

Technology

  • Filtration solutions: cartridge, media and ultrafiltration systems for suspended solids reduction
  • Membrane solutions: brackish and seawater membrane systems for desalination of low and medium salinity clean brines or brackish source waters
  • Thermal solutions: wastewater evaporators and crystallizers for desalination of medium and high salinity clean brines and beneficial reuse products
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Featured Unconventional Fuels Products

Focus on your core business while GE runs your water plant

Remove residual salts and other aqueous species from your water with up to 18 MOhm-cm resistivity

GE’s E-Cell* electrodeionization (EDI) technology removes residual salts and ionizable aqueous species - such as carbon dioxide, silica, ammonia and boron - from your water sources. The EDI systems operate chemical-free, achieve 97% water recovery, and consume only electricity. They are ideal for multiple applications including: power generation for boiler feed and NOx control, semiconductors, microelectronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.

E-Cell EDI Features

GE’s EDI systems provide key advantages compared to traditional ion-exchange processes:

  • Eliminates expensive and hazardous chemicals used in ion-exchange resin regeneration
  • Reduces energy and operating expenses
  • Reduces the facility size requirement
  • Helps plants meet ISO14000 requirements

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Deploying trailers to your pre-planned or emergency outage in 3 hours

Whether a scheduled outage or an emergency need, your operations need guaranteed water quality and quantity. Complying with environmental regulations and handling various influent waters, GE’s fleet of trailer-based systems can meet your scheduled, temporary, or emergency water needs. Even in the middle of the night, GE can deploy mobile water treatment systems within 3 hours (plus travel time).

Mobile Water Treatment Features:

GE's mobile water treatment solutions fall into four system categories: resin, membrane, filtration, and other water treatment. Routine applications include:

  • Clarifier by-pass / outage projects requiring total suspended solids (TSS) removal
  • Boiler feedwater to all levels of purity
  • Deoxygenation of feedwater
  • Condensate polishing
  • Total organic carbon (TOC) removal
  • Water recycling
  • Steam blow boiler make up
  • Water availability ahead of permanent plant commissioning
  • Special applications where improvements in water quality or quantity can provide value for your processes

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Quickly treat brackish water with reverse osmosis

You need a robust water system that is up and running quickly at your facility. The PRO Series platform is manufactured at various plants across the globe to decrease lead times. This means GE can help meet your region-specific needs for certification, operations, and maintenance.

PRO Series is a range of reverse osmosis (RO) machines and components such as multi-media filters, carbon filters, water softeners, chemical feed systems, tanks, and pumps. When combined, these components deliver a full-scale, configurable water system.

PRO Series RO Product Features

The PRO Series RO system offers quality standalone components in addition to complete integrated systems. With speedy response and reliability, GE can be your one source accountable for components, membranes, system performance, and more.

PRO Series is well suited for the following applications:

  • Industrial boiler feed water, 35 to 1500 gpm (8 to 341 m3/h)
  • Feedwaters with conductivity > 300 uS/cm and <10,000 uS/cm
  • Demineralizer pretreatment or replacement
  • General industrial process water

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Reduce wastewater streams to dry solids

In order to meet stringent zero liquid discharge (ZLD) requirements, environmentally conscience companies are turning to advanced technologies that eliminate wastewater streams and leave behind clean water and solid salt crystals.

Combined with other brine concentration technologies such as evaporators, crystallizers concentrate the wastewater to a solid that can be safely disposed of in a landfill or recovered as a valuable by-product for use.

ZLD Crystallizers Features:

GE’s patented produced water evaporators are effective in treating SAGD produced water as well as once-through steam generator (OTSG) blowdown.

  • Skid-mounted, fully packaged systems that include auxiliary equipment and controls for ease of installation
  • Designed to recover specific waste stream salts for valuable product recovery
  • Simple color graphic controls and an automatic wash system to ensure ease of operation
  • Minimal energy consumption with mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) technology for steam vapor recycling

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Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)

Superior effluent quality and lower lifecycle cost than conventional activated sludge treatment

Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) systems offer several operational and economic advantages compared to conventional wastewater treatment plants. By incorporating GE’s membrane technology, MBR systems eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment. This allows for increased performance with a smaller footprint.

With over two decades of ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor experience, GE delivers advanced MBR solutions for your needs.

We offer LEAPprimary*LEAPmbr* and ZeeWeed 500.

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Industrial Wastewater Evaporators

Wastewater management to meet strict regulations and overcome environmental concerns

GE’s wastewater evaporators turn waste into clean water that can be reused or stored for ongoing industrial or drilling operations. Whether as a central site or mobile application, GE’s brine concentration equipment is designed to help plants meet stringent discharge regulations by recycling untreated waters back into their processes. This allows industry to reduce the need to draw fresh water from lakes, rivers, or aquifers.

GE offers fixed and mobile evaporators.

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  • Electrodeionization (EDI) Water Treatment

    Focus on your core business while GE runs your water plant

    Remove residual salts and other aqueous species from your water with up to 18 MOhm-cm resistivity

    GE’s E-Cell* electrodeionization (EDI) technology removes residual salts and ionizable aqueous species - such as carbon dioxide, silica, ammonia and boron - from your water sources. The EDI systems operate chemical-free, achieve 97% water recovery, and consume only electricity. They are ideal for multiple applications including: power generation for boiler feed and NOx control, semiconductors, microelectronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.

    E-Cell EDI Features

    GE’s EDI systems provide key advantages compared to traditional ion-exchange processes:

    • Eliminates expensive and hazardous chemicals used in ion-exchange resin regeneration
    • Reduces energy and operating expenses
    • Reduces the facility size requirement
    • Helps plants meet ISO14000 requirements

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • Mobile Water Treatment Systems

    Deploying trailers to your pre-planned or emergency outage in 3 hours

    Whether a scheduled outage or an emergency need, your operations need guaranteed water quality and quantity. Complying with environmental regulations and handling various influent waters, GE’s fleet of trailer-based systems can meet your scheduled, temporary, or emergency water needs. Even in the middle of the night, GE can deploy mobile water treatment systems within 3 hours (plus travel time).

    Mobile Water Treatment Features:

    GE's mobile water treatment solutions fall into four system categories: resin, membrane, filtration, and other water treatment. Routine applications include:

    • Clarifier by-pass / outage projects requiring total suspended solids (TSS) removal
    • Boiler feedwater to all levels of purity
    • Deoxygenation of feedwater
    • Condensate polishing
    • Total organic carbon (TOC) removal
    • Water recycling
    • Steam blow boiler make up
    • Water availability ahead of permanent plant commissioning
    • Special applications where improvements in water quality or quantity can provide value for your processes

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • PRO Series Reverse Osmosis (RO) System

    Quickly treat brackish water with reverse osmosis

    You need a robust water system that is up and running quickly at your facility. The PRO Series platform is manufactured at various plants across the globe to decrease lead times. This means GE can help meet your region-specific needs for certification, operations, and maintenance.

    PRO Series is a range of reverse osmosis (RO) machines and components such as multi-media filters, carbon filters, water softeners, chemical feed systems, tanks, and pumps. When combined, these components deliver a full-scale, configurable water system.

    PRO Series RO Product Features

    The PRO Series RO system offers quality standalone components in addition to complete integrated systems. With speedy response and reliability, GE can be your one source accountable for components, membranes, system performance, and more.

    PRO Series is well suited for the following applications:

    • Industrial boiler feed water, 35 to 1500 gpm (8 to 341 m3/h)
    • Feedwaters with conductivity > 300 uS/cm and <10,000 uS/cm
    • Demineralizer pretreatment or replacement
    • General industrial process water

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • Zero-Liquid-Discharge (ZLD) Crystallizers

    Reduce wastewater streams to dry solids

    In order to meet stringent zero liquid discharge (ZLD) requirements, environmentally conscience companies are turning to advanced technologies that eliminate wastewater streams and leave behind clean water and solid salt crystals.

    Combined with other brine concentration technologies such as evaporators, crystallizers concentrate the wastewater to a solid that can be safely disposed of in a landfill or recovered as a valuable by-product for use.

    ZLD Crystallizers Features:

    GE’s patented produced water evaporators are effective in treating SAGD produced water as well as once-through steam generator (OTSG) blowdown.

    • Skid-mounted, fully packaged systems that include auxiliary equipment and controls for ease of installation
    • Designed to recover specific waste stream salts for valuable product recovery
    • Simple color graphic controls and an automatic wash system to ensure ease of operation
    • Minimal energy consumption with mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) technology for steam vapor recycling

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)

    Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)

    Superior effluent quality and lower lifecycle cost than conventional activated sludge treatment

    Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) systems offer several operational and economic advantages compared to conventional wastewater treatment plants. By incorporating GE’s membrane technology, MBR systems eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment. This allows for increased performance with a smaller footprint.

    With over two decades of ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor experience, GE delivers advanced MBR solutions for your needs.

    We offer LEAPprimary*LEAPmbr* and ZeeWeed 500.

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • Industrial Wastewater Evaporators

    Industrial Wastewater Evaporators

    Wastewater management to meet strict regulations and overcome environmental concerns

    GE’s wastewater evaporators turn waste into clean water that can be reused or stored for ongoing industrial or drilling operations. Whether as a central site or mobile application, GE’s brine concentration equipment is designed to help plants meet stringent discharge regulations by recycling untreated waters back into their processes. This allows industry to reduce the need to draw fresh water from lakes, rivers, or aquifers.

    GE offers fixed and mobile evaporators.

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory