Company looks to reuse oilfield water in Wyoming

July 31, 2018
Encore Green, in conjunction with the national Beneficial Use Water Alliance, hopes to further produced water reuse.
CHEYENNE, WY, JULY 30, 2018 -- A former rodeo clown and energy industry consultant has kick-started a statewide effort to put oilfield wastewater to use in Wyoming. Through his company, Encore Green, and in conjunction with the national Beneficial Use Water Alliance, Marvin Nash hopes to use industry-specific technology to repurpose the long-evaporated remnants of water used in oil extraction.

Last year, Nash and his wife self-funded the effort, depleting their life savings to invest in the technology and research necessary for such an endeavor.

Nash’s interest in oilfield water came from his time working as a consultant for EOG Resources, one of the largest oil and gas firms in Wyoming.

“I spent a year and a half studying water laws, beneficial use state laws and how to connect all of the dots,” said Nash, Encore Green’s general manager. “All of the oil and gas companies were getting kind of beat up because the technology to repurpose water was owned, for the most part, by big private equity firms, hoping the environmental agencies would pressure companies to pay them more for it.” Read more at Wyoming's Tribune

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