Water Standard is a leader in water treatment technologies for water-based EOR, CEOR, produced water, and low salinity waterflooding both offshore and onshore. Water Standard integrates innovative water process, water treatment and power generation technologies demonstrated and proven to be cost-competitive, reliable, and effective.



Water Standard employs innovative water treatment technologies to meet a range of water specifications and needs. Its water solutions can produce a wide range of water supply capacities (typically ranging from 5,000-100,000 m3/day or 42,000-426,000 bbls/day) and product water quality of any desired salinity and water composition. Water Standard’s offshore solutions are unique in that they are able to use feedwater of varying temperatures and salinities, resulting from seasonal and regional variations.

The treatment process utilizes reverse osmosis (RO) and/or nanofiltration (NF) to reduce the salinity of the seawater or produced water to the level and composition specified. Membrane technology is used because it is more energy efficient and less capital intensive than thermal distillation desalination. Water Standard’s designs permit custom tailoring of the product water to meet any client’s requirements for water injection for waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery (EOR), industrial applications or consumption.

Water Standard has strategic partnerships with top-tier water technology suppliers for both pretreatment and desalination membranes as well as chemical suppliers.

For oil and gas sector applications, Water Standard has designed systems with the ability to respond to the changing water quality needs of the reservoir as an EOR flood is implemented. It’s H2Ocean Spectrum™ Technology for offshore application, and H2Ocean Spectrum™ Technology has recently been validated by a third party during pilot testing, which confirmed its unique flexibility to further optimize EOR performance by addressing challenging water requirements and then customizing water quality in real time to adapt to, not only the quality of the source water, but also changing reservoir needs during the life of a  project. In CEOR applications, an area of Water Standard’s core competence is understanding, managing and enhancing the interface between water treatment and the ASP (Alkalinity-Surfactant-Polymer) chemicals used in CEOR floods, as well as the other intricacies of on- and offshore water injection.

Water Standard is at the forefront of evaluating cutting-edge alternative technologies for deaeration, biocide generation, customized membrane systems, and produced water/emulsion treatment solutions.

System Optimization

Membrane System Management Services


  • Reducing operational costs and increasing system uptime through comprehensive diagnostic services
  • Delivering unbiased optimization services tailored to the individual customer’s needs based on specific system characteristics
  • Extending membrane life cycles through auditing and Membrane System Management Plan implementation


  • System Audits & Troubleshooting
  • Membrane System Management Plans
  • Membrane Cleaning Optimization
  • Operational Training
  • Used Membrane Recovery
  • Design Limitation Analysis


  • Water Analysis
  • Membrane Autopsies
  • Cartridge Filter Deposit Analysis
  • On-Site Data Collection
  • Design Review

Mobile Solutions

Power Generation

Water Standard’s offshore facilities self-generate power using efficient, reliable and environmentally compliant marine power generation technology. Water Standard uses marine diesel engines or gas turbines capable of operating on dual fuel to generate power onboard.

By self-generating power there is no need for the system to be connected to a power grid or require additional power capacity. Water Standard can also design to provide a client with export power, if needed.

The onboard power plant can operate on a variety of marine diesel and heavy fuel oils. In the case of being co-located with an offshore platform, Water Standard’s offshore facilities can take fuel gas from the platform.

For power efficiency, the use of waste energy is an essential component of design. Water Standard’s designs incorporate robust power systems with appropriate redundancy and reliability levels, using the latest technology energy recovery devices and emissions controls equipment.

For modular-based solutions for onshore oil and gas clients, Water Standard can design for and integrate power generation or can hook-up to an existing system, if available.

Intake & Discharge

Water Standard’s intake and outfall designs are tested and modeled by Deltares (Netherlands), who have carried out more than 60 studies in the last decade on intake and outfall systems for various types of plants all over the world. The hydraulic studies carried out by Deltares serve to create an optimal balance between safety and efficiency of operation of the plant, as well as sustainability of the environment at the site area.

The Water Standard proprietary outfall is designed to comply with stringent environmental regulations. Even in extremely calm waters, the vessels can achieve less than 3% of background seawater salinity levels less than 100 meters from the point of discharge.

Marine Design

Water Standard is a design leader in the integration of marine floating or offshore facilities with modularized water processing equipment and power generation technology.

Solutions can utilize any mobile water structure, including jack-up rigs, barges and different vessel types such as tankers. Key determining factors are water depth, sea conditions, weather conditions, mooring requirements, vessel-motion constraints, transmission line requirements, and capacity and storage requirements.

Water Standard can design for worldwide operation in all metocean conditions. Rapid disconnection and exit during named storm events is an integral part of Water Standard’s designs.

Mooring & Transfer

When a vessel is contracted to produce and deliver water, either for an onshore or offshore client, a mooring system is required. Any mooring system selected has to accommodate the requirement for the vessel and fluid transfer systems to remain on-location in all site-specific metocean conditions.  Water Standard has worked with leading mooring companies to design vessels with disconnectable turret systems for hurricane prone areas.

Once the water is treated to specification, the vessel will transfer the water directly to a client. For offshore clients, water can be transfered from the vessel using flowlines either to an offshore production facility or to a subsea structure, as required by the client. Water Standard can design and configure injection pumps on the vessel to meet a client’s pressure requirements.

For onshore clients, Water Standard can transfer treated water to an onshore distribution center.

Contracting Mechanisms

Water Standard offers contract flexibility including lease or sale with Operations & Maintenance support for products and services ranging from specialized engineering and design to turnkey and fully outsourced OPEX solutions.