INTEVRAS, Novus partner to tackle frac water issues in Marcellus Shale

Jan. 27, 2010
AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 26, 2010 -- INTEVRAS Technologies was recently engaged by Novus Exploration to design a system consisting of three EVRAS™ Units in support of Novus' drilling and Frac operations in Tioga County, Pennsylvania...

AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 26, 2010 -- INTEVRAS Technologies, LLC was recently engaged by Novus Exploration to design a system consisting of three (3) EVRAS™ Units in support of Novus' drilling and Frac operations in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

This EVRAS™ system eliminates, by evaporation, approximately 1,350 barrels per day of frac and produced water. EVRAS™ will utilize waste heat from the existing natural gas compression facilities to safely evaporate produced water at the well sites, minimizing trucking and disposal costs. In some instances, water will also be piped to EVRAS™, further reducing costs. The EVRAS™ evaporation process will recycle water by introducing fresh water into the hydrologic cycle as water vapor. This allows Novus to reduce trucking of brine as well as the quantity of waste water that would otherwise be discharged to rivers or injected into disposal wells. In addition Novus is able to realize additional gas throughput through the cooling of interstage compression on existing facilities with no increase in break horsepower. Tony Beilman, managing partner for Novus, commented "We have looked at numerous disposal systems. EVRAS™ was the only one that is environmentally friendly, drastically reduces costs, and virtually eliminates truck traffic."

Founded in 2005, INTEVRAS Technologies is a privately held developer of a patented suite of innovative technologies for water purification, remediation and process improvement. Included within the company's products are the EVRAS™ evaporative reduction and solidification system and the INTEGRA™ automated disk filtration system. Headquartered in Austin, TX, INTEVRAS has an engineering and technology development office in Sacramento, CA. INTEVRAS is committed to helping operators dispose of produced water in a manner that is cost-effective, environmentally responsible and conscious of community concerns through the implementation of EVRAS™ systems. Website:

About Novus Exploration
Founded in 2008 Novus is based in Royce City, TX and currently holds a significant land position in the core areas of West Virginia and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Novus' focus is on the development of the Marcellus Shale, from the southern portion of New York, to western portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more information regarding the E&P efforts of Novus in the Marcellus, contact Tony Beilman at [email protected] or visit .


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