Prevent reservoir damage from sulfate introduction
Our sulfate removal systems address two primary problems that arise when seawater is introduced into your reservoir: scale control and souring control. Scale is precipitated when sulfates enter the reservoir with seawater and then react with salts, such as barium and strontium salts, already present in the formation.
Souring is also controlled by removing sulfates that feed sulfate-reducing bacteria present in the formation. The byproduct of that consumption is hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is corrosive and extremely detrimental to the operation and lifespan of equipment, and will eventually lead to downtime.
Removing sulfates from seawater prior to use prevents both of these types of damage.