SWD Treatment

Our Saltwater Disposal treatment is designed to minimize solids accumulation in vessels, maximize oil recovery, and improve injectivity of well bore.

Our Process

MaxFlow’s SWD process revolves around the main goals of reducing solids in disposal systems, enhancing oil recovery, and improving well injectivity. Their approach addresses the challenges of scale deposition from mixing incompatible fluids, utilizing specialized chemical solutions to prevent scale buildup effectively. The company prioritizes regular site visits to adjust treatment protocols and monitor system performance, ensuring optimal operation and preventing contamination.

Our Clients' Common Challenges

During SWD, there are a number of issues that can occur in the water extraction/filtering process. A few common challenges our clients have faced include acid-soluble materials developing on Interface Emulsion pads and Iron sulfide-contaminated water fouling SWD vessels and injection wells. To prevent the buildup of solids, MaxFlow has developed a unique treatment process solution to stop contamination.

What To Expect During Site Visits 

Our trained service techs make weekly site visits a priority. During each visit, service techs perform the following;

  1. Inspect and adjust chemical rates according to water intake
  2. Document well pressure and barrel-per-day rates
  3. Thief all tanks, checking free oil, pad depths, and tank bottoms
  4. Spot-check water clarity throughout the system
  5. Run shakeout on skim oil if needed
  6. Communicate with the Disposal Well Operator

After each visit service tech generates a service report that includes all information listed above and any miscellaneous items that may have been done including any repairs and send to the customer.

Monthly water samples are taken for analysis to check scaling, corrosion tendencies, free oil in water, and bacteria counts. Millipores are also ran to determine the amount of suspended solids flowing down well formation.

Iron sulfide pads and high BS&W sales oil can be challenging at times but in addition to chemical program MaxFlow provides a service that keeps pads under control and skim oil ready to sell at no additional cost to customer.