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Produced Water Workshop

Designed for those who are interested in produced water treatment, management and handling

18th produced water workshop


Building on TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory’s successful Workshops relating to produced water management and oil-in-water measurement over the last 20 years, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is hosting its 18th Produced Water Workshop to be held on 8-9 September 2020.

The health, safety, and welfare of all our attendees, presenters, and staff is our number one priority so due to the ongoing issues and challenges, and rapidly-changing situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have taken the decision to host the Produced Water Workshop virtually.

The objective of the Workshop is for interested parties to find out and keep abreast of the latest technological and legislative developments, as well as current practices and trends in produced water management, and oil-in water measurement.

With a suppressed oil price it is now more important than ever to manage produced water optimally to maximise oil production and keep costs under control.

The two-day event is designed for those who are interested in produced water treatment, management and handling. It will cover produced water issues within the industry today, and has a world-class programme, featuring presentations delivered by key industry experts from around the world.

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  • Topics include:
    • General produced water management
    • Field operational experiences
    • New treatment technologies
    • Troubleshooting and process optimisation
    • Produced Water Re-Injection (PWRI)
    • Removal of soluble organics
    • Produced water handling on an unmanned installation
    • Oil sheen formation
    • Oil in produced water measurement
    • Use and development of online



Session Chairs for the 18th Produced Water Workshop

  • Session 1 Chair // Risk-based Approach, Field Experience & Process Optimisation

    Dr Angus Laurie, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK/Champion Contractors Ltd

    Dr Laurie graduated from Paisley College of Technology with BSc (Hons) Chemistry in 1986. He went on to obtain a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1990 from the University of Georgia and an LLM in Environmental Law and Management from Aberystwyth University in 2010.

    He spent seven years working in the oil and gas chemical service sector before joining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial (BEIS), formerly DTI/DECC, in 2000 as an Offshore Environmental Inspector. In 2007 he joined the Environmental Management Team (EMT) of DECC and over several years I formed part of the UK delegation to the Oslo-Paris Commission (OSPAR) Oil Industry Committee (OIC) meetings providing support and guidance in relation to chemical and produced water issues. In 2011 he returned to the private sector by joining Nexen Petroleum UK as a Senior Environmental Advisor and was a Senior SHE Advisor between 2013 and 2019 with CNR International. He is currently an Environmental Advisor, working as a contractor for Repsol Sinopec Resources (UK) Limited.

    “I have been involved with the Produced Water Workshop for many years as an environmental regulator and when working for oil and gas operators. This year I am delighted to be asked to chair the session on Risk-based Approach, Field Experience & Process Optimisation. The event is a great opportunity to widen your knowledge in this area and to make new contacts. The workshop represents excellent value for money”

  • Session 2 Chair // New and Emerging Treatment Technologies

    Anne Finborud, Equinor, Norway

    Anne holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has been in the O&G industry for more than 20 years. In Equinor, she works as a Leading Advisor for water treatment systems supporting and challenging both projects and operations to improve performance, quality and technology utilisation. Before joining Equinor, she worked in Kanfa Mator with studies and operational support to the O&G industry worldwide on oil/water separation and produced water treatment systems.

    “The Produced Water Workshop is one of the main industry events which focuses on produced water management. It contributes to sharing of best practices, authority legislation and experiences within the industry, and thereby contributing to standardisation and industrialisation within produced water handling. I am pleased to be chairing the session on new and emerging treatment technologies”

  • Session 3 Chair // Soluble Organics Removal, Oil Sheen and Re-injection

    Pierre Pedenaud, Total, France

    Pierre graduated from the “Ecole des Mines” (Engineering School) in Saint-Etienne (France). He has worked for Total E&P for 28 years and has previously held technical and operation positions in Angola, Nigeria and Total’s Group headquarters. He specialises in production fluids and particularly water treatment. Pierre is referent for Total E&Ps activities in water treatment.

    He provides operational assistance to operating sites (mission on site for troubleshooting, training, debottlenecking); assistance to development projects for process design; audits; in charge of water treatment activities for research and development (numerous pilot tests done); capitalisation of knowhow and return of experience in the water treatment domain.

    “The Produced Water Workshop brings together the key players in produced water management, treatment and handling. It is one of the key event for water community, the right place to exchange and keep updated on last development and experience regarding produced water management in oil and gas. It is my pleasure to be chairing the Session which covers Soluble Organics Removal, Oil Sheen and Re-injection”

  • Session 4 Chair // Oil in Water Measurement & Online Monitoring

    Dr Ming Yang, TUV SUD National Engineering Laboratory

    Dr Ming Yang is Principal Consultant at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory where his role is predominantly looking after the company’s existing produced water activities. His main areas of expertise include: produced water treatment, handling and management; oil-in-water measurement; and multiphase separation.

    Ming has been technically responsible for over 30 international conferences, initiated and run eight Joint Industry Projects (JIPs), one of which resulted in the development and issuing of the UK and OSPAR wide guidance on produced water sampling and oil in produced water measurement. Ming has been key in establishing the Produced Water Club, and he is also responsible for business development in produced water by initiating new JIPs and extending existing activities to geographically new locations.

    "As the one who started and is technically responsible for the Produced Water Workshops at TUV SUD National Engineering Laboratory, I cannot be happier to see the 18th in our Aberdeen series and overall 34th of our Produced Water Management and Oil-in-Water Measurement related international events. The Workshop has become one of the key events for the produced water community around the world. Over the years, we have received very strong support from the operators, service and technology providers all around the world, this year is no exception. Being virtual online this year for the first time will mean an easier access and with a wider audience. I will be chairing the Workshop’s final session focusing on oil-in-water measurement and online oil-in-water monitoring, and shall look forward to your participation and support."


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