Puerto Gaitan, Meta, Colombia
Construction + 10 years of exploitation. This plant treats brackish water from oil extraction in the Rubiales oil field located in the municipality of Puerto Gaitan, in the Meta Department, Colombia.
The plant will produce 500,000 barrels per day (79,500m3/day.) Raw water coming directly from oil production will be treated by reverse osmosis, and sand, anthracite, and cartridge filters, to be used as agriculture and forestry irrigation, representing a major environmental project, as this avoids the costly water reinjection to oil wells.
The process designed by Tedagua, subsidiary of Cobra, basically consists of a pretreatment phase with various filtration systems prior to the implementation of a high recovery (90%) reverse osmosis process, as well as a sludge separation process that will allow having fully acceptable water from an environmental point of view.