Purestream Begins Permian Basin Reuse Project

Dec. 16, 2014
The reuse system removes oil, grease & suspended solids from produced water

Purestream Services is now operating its first Permian based IGF Plus 5,000-barrel-per-day commercial water treatment system for a large producer near Midland, Texas.

The system treats produced and frac water for reuse in the Permian Basin, Texas. The system removes oil, grease and suspended solids from produced water, allowing for reuse in the field.

Purestream Services has been contracted to treat the wastewater at a centralized water treatment facility that services a series of wells operated by the producer. Treated water processed by the system will be reused as part of the company's integrated water resource conservation effort.

Producers in the Permian Basin treat and reuse produced and frac flowback 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.

"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 ppm from the produced and frac water allowing producers to reuse the water in the oilfield with significant overall cost reduction."

In addition, Purestream's IGF Plus is an effective tool for freshwater 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 reuse," Richardson said. "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.

Source: Purestream Services

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