Taking care of the Water
One of the identified improvement opportunities in production systems is the reduction of effluents in oil extraction plants. With this objective in mind, technology named "Effluent Zero" has been incorporated to the plant located in General Deheza.
The system used consists of transforming the clean effluent water from the plant into steam, reusing it in the same process. The main advantages are:
- All the liquid effluent from the extraction plant is practically eliminated
- Return of steam condensate to the boiler is increased significantly, thus, reducing the cost of treated water production substantially
- Reduced consumption of chemicals for water treatment
- It allows the incorporation of other sources of wastewater for recycling