Today, oil companies must face new challenges if they are to improve their efficiency and stay productive.
The oil industry’s demand for water is currently very high. Water is ever present in all exploration, production, transport and refining operations, either for industrial needs or as contaminated waste (injection water, congenital water, sour water, process water, wastewater, rainwater, cooling water, tank cleaning water, domestic wastewater, and so forth).
Water treatment has become a key component in oil industry operations. Water supply, scarcity and regulatory restrictions are changing the industry’s vision of the global management of water.
In relation to the water cycle of this sector, Aqualogy proposes solutions and products with recognised efficiency for the various treatment levels, such as physical, physicochemical and biological treatments, in addition to systems to treat polluted water for reuse in industrial processes.
Aqualogy’s potential in this sector is defined by the value chain:
Water injection for exploration and production
Our applied hydrogeology services are oriented towards solutions for difficulties arising from the presence of water in subsoil, in addition to recovering hydrogeological and energy resources.
Advanced water treatments to recover congenital water
Aqualogy places its patented electrochemical treatment technology for the recovery of congenital water, both onshore and offshore, at the disposal of the industry.
Design and construction of water and effluent treatment plants
Evaluation, study, design and implementation of the required solutions, providing optimal and customised technical and economic solutions with technical, financial and legal advice in various purchasing and contracting modes (EPC, BOO and BOOT, among others)—a tailor-made solution with the best technology available.
It covers the complete water cycle (water softeners, deionisers, removal of nitrates, iron, manganese, boron, filtration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, coagulation-flocculation-decanting physicochemical treatments, disinfection) and provides solutions for the treatment of water, sludge and odours generated in the activities of the sector (catchment water, supply water, congenital water, sour water and wastewater). Turnkey projects.
Operation and maintenance of water and effluent treatment plants
Operation and maintenance of drinking water and process water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants and tertiary treatment plants.
Aqualogy’s objective is to optimise water treatment plants through the application of its own innovative technology, the minimisation of energy consumptions and the assurance of performance levels.
Increasing the water efficiency of networks
Aqualogy develops control mechanisms and improves the performance of distribution networks. To obtain optimal levels in both technical performance and NRW (non-revenue water), we offer a number of technology-based management techniques and methods, both for network analysis and for restoration work and leak detection/location, which enable the admissible values of around 75% to be obtained in terms of performance.
The aim of this solution is to take another step forward by implementing specific control mechanisms, raising this ratio to values in excess of 80%.
The combination of the most advanced technologies and applications, together with the knowledge, experience and analysis methodologies in each network, make this possible.
Areas of activity:
- Proactive leak detection and location
- Simple continuous network control
- Reduction in apparent losses in meter systems
- Feasibility criteria for network investment
Water efficiency projects
Study of the possibilities for savings and reuse of water flows in the process.
Aqualogy helps its customers deal with the energy and water matrix change process and search for efficiency in production—essential conditions for a sustainable development model (carbon footprint and water footprint).
Water and effluent material supply chain
Purchasing, provisioning and logistics outsourcing and consultancy.
Our offers are based on knowledge of the supplier market and of the logistics sector, the application of specific methodologies and technologies, and experience.
Technical analysis services
With over 40 years in the field, Aqualogy has the specialist laboratories and instrumentation, including the latest technological advances, required to analyse and control all types of water, soil, sludge, leachates, waste and air (emissions and ground-level concentrations).
It also has an Environmental Management service (technical audits, planning of samples, environmental diagnoses, etc.).
In addition to working on water samples (groundwater, surface water, drinking water, wastewater, etc.) and leachates, it tests environmental samples using different methods and for different purposes (ground-level concentrations, emissions and work environment), in addition to solid matrices (soil, sludge, solid waste, etc.).
Quality, speed and service are our hallmarks.
Aqualogy offers high added value with its consultancy and analysis services and equipment and systems, helping its customers to adopt the right strategic decisions and improve their competitiveness, innovation and internalisation of environmental and social policies.
- Environmental consultancy and monitoring
- Chemical risk management
- Comprehensive odour management
- Environmental modelling
- Noise measurement and control
- Marine and coastal services
Comprehensive management of waste from water treatment plants
Development of technological solutions that contribute to the minimisation of environmental impact and the capitalisation of by-products.
- Sludge sampling and analysis
- Sludge management, storage and drying
- Transport and disposal of industrial waste, sludge and grease
OPTIMISATION IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Advanced Energy Consulting provides support services for the process prior to contracting energy, including training for energy management and purchasing teams, analysis of contracts underway and definition of a purchasing strategy. All this with the aim of establishing the purchasing strategy that meets the needs and consumption profile of the customer.
DRAWING UP OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Advanced Energy Consulting advises on the drawing up of the technical specifications for the signing of energy contracts. The service consists in the organisation and drawing up of the documents with the technical specifications for energy supply contracting, including the following steps:
- Compilation of contract details
- Updating of contract details
- Selection and definition of types of energy contract and other electric bill items
NEGOTIATION WITH TRADING COMPANIES
Services to act as an intermediary with energy trading companies, aiding in negotiations and the drawing up of energy contracts based on the consumption profile and needs of each customer.
Advanced Energy Consulting provides support to customers in all stages of the bidding process.
- Selection and ranking of suppliers
- Delivery and explanation of technical specifications to suppliers
- Bidding and reception of tenders
- Economic comparison of bids
- Legal analysis of bids (compliance with the established technical specifications)
- Report with results and recommendations
- Negotiation of management costs (profit margin and billing for programming diversions)
- Review of the contract and coordination of its signing with the supplier
OPTIMISATION OF ENERGY PURCHASE PRICE AND BUDGET CONTROL
Consulting services in hedging with futures contracts, planning of consumption in line with market price forecasts, control of the energy budget and checking of billing.
This service includes:
- Monitoring of market developments. Compilation and sending of key energy market information to monitor and make decisions regarding energy contracts.
- Monitoring of customer’s energy contract portfolio. Compilation and delivery of reports on the state of the customer’s energy contracts.
- Recommendations on price positioning. Identification of opportunities for pricing objectives on the market based on the purchasing strategy set up for the customer and their communication to the customer.
- In-person quarterly meetings. Meetings with customers to review market developments and the state of contracts.