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Water Management Techbook 2017

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34 | May 2017 | WATER MANAGEMENT: TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE disposal (SWD) wells for the safe and effective dis- posal of produced water, frack water and approved oilfield liquid wastes as well as the protection of U.S. drinking water sources. There is an array of conflicting information surrounding use and reg- ulation of underground disposal wells, often with politically driven undertones. In an even-handed, fact-based manner, this report specifically addresses and attempts to quantify key questions on a basin and formation level for SWD stakeholders, includ- ing oil and gas operators, investment professionals and private-equity firms, oilfield service companies, water management companies, and midstream busi- nesses. The study provides in-depth coverage of the leading onshore U.S. basins and includes topics such as understanding basin and region-specific injection; seismicity risks and formation health indicators; scientific underpinnings; regulatory and litigation landscapes; operations continuity and best prac- tice considerations; region-specific opportunities for risk reduction; and new investment frontiers. Chemical-free bacteria and scale treatment device In 2016 ENSERVCO Corp. released its HydroFLOW bacteria and scale treatment device for use in treat- ing fresh and recycled water in fracturing and injec- tion well applications. Traditionally, E&P companies have used chemicals to prevent downhole scaling and corrosion caused by bacteria in water. Hydro- FLOW, which uses electrical induction technology to achieve up to a 95% bacterial kill rate, is a low- er-cost, chemical-free, environmentally friendly alter- native to traditional methodologies. ENSERVCO is conducting field trials with a major E&P operator to prove the effectiveness of HyrdroFLOW. These trials include use of a mobile laboratory to conduct infield testing using Rapid-B flow cytometry, whereby a quantitative assessment of live bacteria rates is made to determine whether additional treatment is neces- sary. Mobile automated filtration system operates without manpower Fountain Quail recently released SCOUT, a mobile automated filtration system. The backbone of the SCOUT system is a completely automated back-washable media filtration system that removes 95% to 98% solids greater than 2 microns while simultaneously removing 90% to 95% of hydrocar- bons. This performance is achieved in a small foot- print. In fact, a system with capacity of more than 10,000 bbl/d of water can be pulled by a pickup truck and set up by a single operator, thereby decreasing costs and footprint. The system operates without manpower, chemical or the need for disposal of fil- ter media. There is a far higher flux rate than tradi- tional filters, which means less size, weight and cost. The SCOUT platform allows quick setup time, and the product is synergistic with the Fountain Quail's MAVREX and ROVER platforms. The product will be used for oilfield applications including infield produced water treatment (including short duration wellsite-specific projects), pit remediation and salt- water disposal pretreatment. Oily water separators exceed environmental regulations Efficiently and effectively removing oil from water, along with contaminants, has long been a struggle for the oil, gas and marine industry. GenOil's Crystal oily water separators exceed industry environmen- A 200-page meta-study addresses and attempts to quantify key questions on a basin and formation level for SWD stakeholders. (Image courtesy of The EnergyMakers Advisory Group) HydroFLOW offers E&P companies an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical treatments. (Image courtesy of ENSERVCO Corp.)

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