Downstream Oil & Gas (Refining & Petrochemicals)


Degrémont Industry supplies robust and reliable water treatment facilities and services following the specific standards of mature refining and petrochemical complexes or newly built sites

Water treatment for the oil and petrochemical industry

Water is a raw material used and treated in large quantities (injection water, production water, process water, wastewater, rainwater, cooling water, tank cleaning water, domestic wastewater…) by the oil industry, from extraction activities through to the petrochemical and refining process.

The wastewater to be treated also depends on the quality of the crude oil, the process for treating the oil and the applications planned for its by-products. Faced with major changes to environmental legislation (new PPC/IPPC regulations) and under increasing pressure to curb costs while cutting back on investments, and despite their aging infrastructure, the oil and petrochemicals industry needs the helps of experts who can inject greater efficiency into the management of the industrial water cycle.


The Degremont Industry Oil & Petrochem Centre of Excellence, which specialises in water treatment for the Downstream industry, develops cutting-edge technologies for risk control and the ongoing quest for reduced operating costs of the entire water cycle.