Aqua-Pure wins order for first mobile oilfield water system

Sponsored by

CALGARY, AB, Canada, July 28, 2004 (StockWatch) -- Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. announced it has received a purchase order for the first mobile oil field water treatment system.

Aqua-Pure is in the process of completing the detailed design of a 60 gpm, mobile, mechanical, vapour-recompression-evaporator system for the treatment of oil-field-produced water. The bulk of the major equipment (consisting of approximately 30% of the total capital cost) was ordered last week. The construction of this first unit will be completed by December, after which it will be shipped to the Barnett Shale area of northeast Texas for start-up. Aqua-Pure's local partner in Texas, Fountain Quail Water Management, anticipates the requirement for six more units in the near future.

Development of the Barnett Shale field demands large volumes of high-quality water to produce natural gas (both to drill and complete wells). The region is semi-arid and fresh water is scarce. Large volumes of contaminant wastewater produced during gas production require treatment and/or disposal. Restrictions on wastewater disposal require operators to haul produced wastewater farther and farther away. These supply and disposal restrictions increase the cost of gas production.

Aqua-Pure's mobile system provides a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial solution by cleaning and recycling the produced water. This reduces the demand for freshwater supply and wastewater disposal. Several companies in the region have expressed serious interest in these mobile units. Aqua-Pure anticipates these mobile units could become the industry standard for produced water treatment after the successful demonstration of this first unit.


Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.


Local sanitation agency to gain authority for stormwater management under new law

CA Governor Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 485 by Senator Ed Hernandez. When the bill goes into effect on January 1, 2016, SB 485 will allow the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County to manage and treat stormwater and dry weather urban runoff in Los Angeles County.

CA water purification project installs online THM instrument for chlorine monitoring

Padre Dam Municipal Water District has installed the THM-100 online trihalomethane monitor from Aqua Metrology Systems to provide real-time data and a various of benefits for the utility.

WEF publishes new textbook geared toward emerging water professionals

The Water Environment Federation recently announced that it has officially published the book, "The Effective Water Professional - Leadership, Communication, Management, Finance, and Governance," geared toward young professionals.

Ovivo, Microdyn-Nadir form strategic partnership to service national MBR market

Ovivo recently signed an unprecedented, multi-year agreement with Microdyn-Nadir to service the U.S. membrane bioreactor market. The agreement secures access to BIO-CEL membrane technology and includes a collaborative venture to build private-label membrane equipment.




© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS