Athabasca Oil selects GE evaporation technology for oil sands SAGD process

The GE evaporation process will treat produced water from the Hangingstone facility’s steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process. The water treatment system will recover 97% of the produced water and brackish makeup water fed to the system as boiler feedwater to drive the SAGD process.

GE will supply two evaporator units to Athabasca Oil, which will include GE’s split sump design for enhanced energy efficiency. The system also will incorporate GE’s fifth-generation module design to meet the customer’s need for an enhanced project schedule and cost certainty.

The GE equipment will be delivered to the site in the third quarter of 2013 with commercial operation expected to begin in 2014.