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Can Recycling Tech Solve Agriculture, Oil Industries’ Water, Wastewater Challenges?

A new water treatment and recycling project in drought-stricken California could provide a solution for both the oil and agriculture industries.

Sorbwater Technology

Produced Water Treatment Technology Combines Separation Equipment, Flocculent from Seaweed

A pilot project to test produced water treatment technology is underway in the Middle East. Sorbwater Technology, a Norway-based company that has developed a technology to clean oil and other substances from water, is using its technology to clean the produced water, from an oil-in-water content of about 100ppm down … Read more »

irrigating grapes

Is Recycled Oilfield Water Safe for Crop Irrigation?

Some 50,000 acre feet of recycled oilfield wastewater is used to irrigate about 90,000 acres of crops in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. But is this produced water safe for use on food crops? A newly formed panel aims to answer this question. “There … Read more »

Reducing Freshwater Use in Fracking, Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling

Reducing Freshwater Use in Fracking, Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling

Fracking operators are improving their water management, and using more waterless and water-efficient fracturing technologies, such as treating produced water for recycle and reuse, according to a US Government Accountability Office technology assessment. This is part of their overall strategy to reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the demand … Read more »

Oilfield Operator Increases Recycled Produced Water to Nearly 100% with Dow Filers

Oilfield Operator Increases Recycled Produced Water to Nearly 100% with Dow Filers

An oilfield water service provider is helping a Colorado oilfield operator cut water sourcing and hauling costs for fracking by integrating Dow’s self-cleaning Tequatic Plus F-75 Filters into a water treatment plant, more than tripling the use of recycled produced water for its customer to nearly 100 percent. The service … Read more »


Third-Party Testing Confirms OriginOil Process Reduces Produced Water Contaminants

Independent third-party testing by Zalco Laboratories has confirmed that OriginOil’s Prime product for oil and gas operations successfully reduced contaminants in produced water to the level required for reuse for cyclic steam stimulation, a type of enhanced oil recovery. Using data collected during a month of operation and sales demonstrations … Read more »

Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Booming

The global produced water treatment systems market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.1 percent between 2014 and 2020, according to a Future Market Insights report. According to Global Produced Water Treatment Systems: Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020, produced water reinjection is becoming the norm … Read more »

shale development

Fracking Center Expands Wastewater Treatment Standard

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development, a collaborative established in 2013 between Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups to set fracking standards, has expanded its wastewater Performance Standard 1 to address the treatment of shale wastewater at permitted facilities. The expanded standard represents the culmination of … Read more »

How to Stem Fracking Water Use

How to Stem Fracking Water Use

More advanced recycling rather than disposal of water produced by hydraulic fracturing could calm fears of accidental spillage and save millions of gallons of fresh water a year, according to Rice University scientists. The study, which appears in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, includes … Read more »

Pinnergy Shalewater

Partnership Provides Fracking Water Management

Pinnergy and Shalewater Solutions have established a joint venture to provide complete, integrated water management to support oil and gas operations throughout the US shale basins. The partnership will operate under the name PinnergyShalewater, based in Austin, Texas. The company will capitalize on Pinnergy’s provision of diversified oilfield services and … Read more »


OriginOil Tests Frack Water Treatment

OriginOil says it will launch a product line that can treat frack water from end to end. Clean-Frac is based on OriginOil’s P1000 platform, which is designed to process 1,000 barrels per day of frac flowback and produced water. The company’s first demonstration scale unit, Clean-Frac 1000, is in Colorado … Read more »

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