Definitions for "PRODUCED WATER"
Water that is present in oil and gas bearing formations and comes up the well with oil/gas. The produced water emanating from wells contains oil suspended within it. This water typically is elevated in salinity. Produced water is separated from the oil/gas and disposed or re-injected into the formation. As oil fields mature, increasing volumes of produced water occur.
water which is produced with oil and gas from a reservoir
Brines naturally present or injected into reservoir to enhance production. Produced along side oil production.