Integrated modeling and risk assessment for the management of produced water discharges

L. Zhao, Z. Chen, K. Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Produced water is the largest waste generated from the production phase of oil and gas wells. Analysis of potential environmental risks from produced water in Atlantic Canada is conducted using a developed contaminant dispersion model and Monte Carlo approach. Specifically, a numerical method, POM-RW model is developed to examine the fate and transport of toxic components of produced water effluent at a regional spatial scale, on the basis of an integration of the Princeton Ocean Model (POM) and a Random Walk (RW) simulation of pollutant dispersion. Field validation is conducted for both current field simulation and pollutant concentration prediction. Results from the integrated risk assessment approach reveal that adverse effects on the aquatic life associated with Pb concentration may occur towards its depleted stage of an oil platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007
Pages440-445
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Duration: Aug 29 2007Aug 31 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007

Other

Other16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007
CountrySpain
CityPalma de Mallorca
Period8/29/078/31/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation

Keywords

  • Monte Carlo
  • POM
  • Random Walk
  • Risk analysis, produced water
  • Simulation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Integrated modeling and risk assessment for the management of produced water discharges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Zhao, L., Chen, Z., & Lee, K. (2007). Integrated modeling and risk assessment for the management of produced water discharges. In Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007 (pp. 440-445). (Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007).