Flowback and Produced Water

Oil and Gas

The oil and natural gas industry contributes tremendously to the U.S. economy as one of the nations’ largest employers and purchasers of goods. The industry also produces many products essential to everyday living and provides an economical fuel source for the nation’s transportation, agriculture and manufacturing needs. Unfortunately, the pursuit of this important commodity often comes at the direct expense of one of the world’s greatest and most important resources, water

REV H2O has the ability to design and place a modular water treatment systems, we co-locate with the contamination source – at the wellhead!  Costly and risky transportation of these highly toxic wastes no longer need to cross the busy highways and byways of rural America threatening told and untold catastrophes.  What’s more, with our new evaporator technology, the highly concentrated brine from treatment processes that has been injected in deep wells across the country will also be eliminated, and sale of recovered salts can become recurring revenue.

U.S. and global energy demand is rising significantly as worldwide population grows and quality of life improves for people around the globe. In fact, the International Energy Outlook 2010 projects a 50 percent increase in world energy consumption between 2007 and 2035.

Policies that encourage domestic oil and natural gas production are necessary to meet this increasing demand and drive economic growth here in the United States and abroad. These abundant resources create American jobs, generate much-needed government revenue and provide reliable energy supplies to American families and businesses.

FlowBack + Produced Water

Produced water handling and treatment represents billions in cost to U.S. Oil & Gas

REV H2O has the ability to “recycle and return” flowback water for fracking operations both on the well pad and in nearby larger centralized treatment facilities CTF.

REV H2O and its partner have the ability to turn production water into distilled water and commodity salt.  We are in the process of permitting and constructing the largest CTF multi chloride crystallizer plant in the Marcellus gas fields. With our  Joint Venture’s proven multi chloride evaporator technology, the highly concentrated brine from treatment processes that has been traditionally injected in deep wells across the country will also be eliminated, and sale of recovered salts can become recurring revenue.  This has countless economic, social, and environmental benefits

In the United States produced water is defined by the EPA. One version of their definition is: “Produced Water” means the water (brine) brought up from the hydrocarbon bearing formation strata during the extraction of oil and gas, and can include formation water, injection water, and any chemicals added downhole or during the oil/water separation process.”

363,459 Oil-producing wells in the US* Each barrel of crude oil creates approximately 10 barrels of produced water

461,388 Gas-producing wells in the US* In natural gas extraction, hydraulic fracturing (frac’ing) injects over 80,000 lbs of chemicals into the earth’s crust for each well that is drilled

The treatment of produced water is a major component of the cost of producing oil and gas. Wells may start out producing little water but sooner or later all oil wells produce a much larger volume of water than oil. The ability to efficiently and economically dispose of this water is critical to the success in the oil production business.

Annually, the U.S. produces 20 Billion barrels (882 Billion gallons) of produced water, onshore and 700 million (29.4 Billion gallons) off-shore.

Where Does Produced Water Go?

A mixture of performance standards for the disposal processes and regulations limiting discharges mandates the standards for treatment of produced water. Produced water must be either reused or disposed of.  It can be used as a source of water for waterfloods or pressure maintenance or pressure maintenance projects. If reuse is not an option produced water is disposed of by discharge to the sea or injection under ground. Standards of treatment for reuse are set by industry technical organizations such as the American petroleum Institute (API) and its member companies, the Oil Producers Association (OPA) (formerly the E&P Forum) and other industry groups. Standards for produced water disposal are determined by State, National and international regulatory bodies.