Produced Water Treatment

Produced Water Treatment Engineering Solutions

Choosing the right engineering partner, whether for your next produced water treatment project or another industrial asset, is a big decision.

Get it wrong and you could be stuck with potential cost overruns, schedule delays, rework, legal challenges, and struggling to find accurate information about your project or asset.

Unfortunately, these headaches have become the norm for many owners and operators. It doesn’t need to be this way.

At Vista Projects, we believe you deserve better and aim to provide all clients:

  • Transparency about projects and assets
  • A collaborative problem-solving approach
  • High-quality engineering designs
Our unique truth-based industrial engineering execution model facilitates all of the above and more. By structuring data in a single-source-of-truth (SSOT) environment, we simplify the digital transformation of your asset and help you make more informed decisions.

Simply put: the best interests of your project and asset are the focus of our integrated engineering programs.

Market Overview

Produced water treatment and management are increasingly critical factors for the energy industry, as government regulations become stricter. With increasing water scarcity and rising demand from growing populations, industrial facilities are being tasked with the challenges of reducing water usage. This is particularly true for hydraulic fracturing operators who are in need of viable frac water treatment solutions.

produced Water Treatment equipment

Vista Projects is a demonstrated leader in produced water treatment and management. Vista has implemented systems to reduce water use by enhancing water recycling while ensuring that safety and costs are kept at the forefront. Our experience includes designing specialized processes to maximize a facility’s ability to reuse produced water.

Reusing produced water is essential to limiting environmental impacts, lowering operational costs and gaining regulatory approval, especially for commercial facilities.

Vista helps clients analyze their water to select one or more proven technologies and implement a cost-effective, fit-for-purpose solution.

Produced Water Treatment Technology

Ion Exchange (SAC/WAC)

Vessels containing resin remove hardness ions (calcium and magnesium) as well as other multivalent ions.

Application: hardness removal, multivalent ion removal

Lime Softening (Warm & Hot)

Created using a combination of chemicals, a lime sludge bed reduces and removes a variety of contaminants from inlet water.

Application: silica removal, bulk hardness removal, alkalinity reduction


Removes particulate matter in water streams and in the final stages of hydrocarbon removal.

Application: hydrocarbon removal, iron removal, suspended solids removal

Gravity Separation

A carefully designed gravity separation system ensures maximum effectiveness of installed residence capacities.

Application: hydrocarbon removal

Induced Gas and Static Flotation

Gas bubbles introduced into a water stream facilitate the flotation of hydrocarbon within the unit. Commonly used as a secondary oil removal process.

Application: hydrocarbon removal


Uses thermal or mechanical energy to create a distilled water stream available for reuse.

Application: total dissolved solids removal


Removes bulk suspended solids from a water stream, resulting in sludge and clean centrate stream.

Application: suspended solids removal


Strips dissolved gas from a water stream, a critical step in meeting water quality requirements for downstream equipment.

Application: dissolved gas removal

Inclined Plate Settler (Lamellar Decanter)

Removes large volumes of solids or particulate matter from a water stream.

Application: particulate removal

Chemical Treatment

Carefully prepared and measured chemicals injected upstream facilitate other separation methods required for the success of downstream processes.

Application: oxygen control, precipitation (e.g. oxidation of iron for filtration), chemical preparation for use (e.g. flocculants)

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