Purestream Services has been contracted to treat the wastewater at a centralized water treatment facility that services a series of wells operated by a large producer near Midland, Texas.
The company is now operating its first Permian Basin-based IGF Plus 5,000-barrel per day (bpd) commercial water treatment system for the producer.
Treated water processed by the system will be reused as part of an integrated water resource conservation effort.
Producers in the Permian Basin are seeing great benefits as they treat and reuse produced and frack flow-back water nearer to the source of the production. Treatment and reuse is a viable and economic alternative to traditional methods of trucking the wastewater long distances and disposing the wastewater in saltwater injection wells, according to a Purestream statement.
“In the current pricing environment, oil and gas producers are looking for cost-effective water treatment processes that reduce the long distances required to haul water for disposal,” said Purestream CEO Neil Richardson. “Purestream’s IGF Plus removes suspended solids, oil and grease to below 5 parts per million from the produced and frack water allowing producers to re-use the water in the oilfield with significant overall cost reduction.”
In addition, Purestream’s IGF Plus is an effective tool for fresh water conservation. As the drought continues to impact the availability of fresh water in Texas, producers are also able to conserve fresh water requirements by reusing treated water in the field.
“The IGF Plus System allows producers to integrate new water treatment options into existing operations often at or below disposal and sourcing costs while meeting thresholds for re-use,” Richardson stated. “We are pleased to be introducing this process to the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin.”
Purestream Services is contracted to provide an additional four IGF Plus systems for other producers near Midland, Texas in the first quarter of 2015.Tags: Permian Basin, Purestream Services, water treatment