A first-time report by the consulting firms OTM Consulting
and energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood foresees major growth in the
water sector over the next five years. The Produced Water Gamechanger
estimates the total market opportunity for
final-state produced water treatment systems to be approximately $4.3 billion
in that time period. The report also puts the market at $9.8 billion for
topside produced water re-injection systems for the next five years.
The report, which is purchasable from the companies'
websites, notes several new technologies in treatment, minimization, separation
and re-use, and case studies for their implementation.