21 July 2020
Global produced water volumes
The three fastest-growing regions for produced water volumes are North America, the Middle East/Africa, and Europe/Central Asia, which include the three largest hydrocarbons-producing countries in the world: the US, Saudi Arabia and Russia. Produced water volumes in Latin America/Caribbean, Southern Asia and East Asia/Pacific, which have key production zones, but much lower overall output, are expected to remain steady over time.
Annual production data was taken from US Energy Information Administration, surveys conducted by Oil & Gas Journal, and research conducted by Global Water Intelligence.