Deep injection wells avoid the environmental impact of land or offshore disposal

Desalination Concentrate — Industrial Waste Water — Oilfield Brines

Water containing residual hydrocarbons, heavy metals, radionuclides, inorganics, suspended solids, and extraction chemicals.

Get Ahead of the Trends in Produced Water Management

Regulatory tightening of produced and waste water disposal and management continues to challenge the oil producing industry. Liquid waste and produced water disposal methods are being refined to meet new regulations, including:

  • Zero emissions
  • Zero discharge to the surface or seas
  • Converting waste to value
  • Pro-actively influencing partners, regulators, and environmental laws
  • Adopting incremental and progressive separation

Produced Water is a by-product of the production of crude oil from the wellhead.

It is also called Formation Water.

Why Water Injection Is Preferred

Produced water is a fact of life in the oilfield.  On average at least three barrels of water are produced with every barrel of oil.  A cost effective way to deal with this water is paramount for the cost efficient production of the hydrocarbon.

  • Enhanced oil recovery via formation pressure and displacement of crude oil in the reservoir.
  • Injection for pressure maintenance in the producing formation
  • Easily dispose of water from the raw crude and water emulsion separation process.
  • Cost-effective disposal of waste water

Treatment Process

The treatment process is a closed loop that minimizes the chance for spills and the environmental contamination that follows. In a single, onsite process, you can improve drilling efficiency, recycle drilling liquids, and increase production.

  • Raw production from the wellhead is piped to a Free Water Knockout Vessel then to a gun barrel where free oil is separated from the water.
  • Free water and solids are separated and injected and the clean oil is collected and sold

Non-hazardous Waste Water Treatment

We treat:

  • Metal-bearing waste waters
  • Oily waste waters
  • Organic waste waters


  • Evaporative system to change a non-hazardous produced water into a gas or vapor where it can be condensed leaving behind any contaminates.
  • Filtration and simple chemical flocculation
  • Membrane filtration to remove certain undesirable ions
  • Ion exchange

Hazardous Waste Water Treatment

We also perform:

  • Elementary neutralization of corrosive-oily waste
  • Transportation and disposal of
    • Ignitable
    • Corrosive
    • Reactive, and
    • Toxic


  • Flowback water recycling of “frac” water generated during hydraulic fracturing and extraction processes.

Recycle Waste Water

Water is a valuable resource that should be managed for future use and availability. While it is not possible to rid waste water of contaminants completely, the waste resulting from oil-drilling operations can be reused in other ways.

  • Use organic waste streams to generate electricity in anaerobic digester facilities.
  • Use high BTU waste as fuel alternatives.
  • Use treated water for:
    • Steam generation
    • Agricultural canals
    • Re-injection into the downhole

Why Advantek Waste Management Services?

“Our predecessor, Advantek (founded 1999), and our founders made pioneering advancements in waste disposal. We are a globally recognized leader in oilfield waste management.”

  • We have decades of experience in Exploration and Production waste injection projects from design to long term operational assurance.
  • Leadership and experience world-wide with the largest oilfield waste management projects, with specialized capabilities for the harshest environments.

Water Injection Library

Technical papers related to the water injection, including produced water reinjection, water flood, and injection of flowback water.