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Innovative on-site treatment cuts frac flowback water costs

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Abstract

Water is an essential component of the drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking process and so the natural gas industry is a heavy user of water. Learning from other industries, gas producers are now employing mobile service providers with the latest integrated treatment systems (ITS) to clean flowback and produced water from fracturing operations at the wellhead. This paper presents a novel on-site treatment for frac water. ITS are pre-fabricated on moveable skids or a truck trailer with all the necessary controls, piping, valves, instrumentation, pumps, mixers and chemical injection modules. They remove oil and other hydrocarbons, suspended solids, and dissolved metals from the frac water using the tightly controlled chemistry, separation and filtration technology. This method can cut the average cost of treating produced water by 50%, simultaneously allowing drillers to maximize their efforts and manpower on generating oil and gas profits, rather than on water treatment.
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2011
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil and Gas Product News; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 6
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; WATER; WATER TREATMENT; HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
OSTI ID:
21547761
Research Organizations:
Ecologix Environmental Systems, LLC (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1482-468X; TRN: CA1201062
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 8
Announcement Date:
Apr 12, 2012

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Innovative on-site treatment cuts frac flowback water costs. Canada: N. p., 2011. Web.
Innovative on-site treatment cuts frac flowback water costs. Canada.
2011. "Innovative on-site treatment cuts frac flowback water costs." Canada.
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title = {Innovative on-site treatment cuts frac flowback water costs}
abstractNote = {Water is an essential component of the drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking process and so the natural gas industry is a heavy user of water. Learning from other industries, gas producers are now employing mobile service providers with the latest integrated treatment systems (ITS) to clean flowback and produced water from fracturing operations at the wellhead. This paper presents a novel on-site treatment for frac water. ITS are pre-fabricated on moveable skids or a truck trailer with all the necessary controls, piping, valves, instrumentation, pumps, mixers and chemical injection modules. They remove oil and other hydrocarbons, suspended solids, and dissolved metals from the frac water using the tightly controlled chemistry, separation and filtration technology. This method can cut the average cost of treating produced water by 50%, simultaneously allowing drillers to maximize their efforts and manpower on generating oil and gas profits, rather than on water treatment.}
journal = {Oil and Gas Product News}
issue = {6}
volume = {15}
place = {Canada}
year = {2011}
month = {Nov}
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