Purestream expands water treatment capacity in the Permian Basin

Dec. 17, 2015

Under the new contract, the company will treat 10,000 barrels per day of produced and hydraulic fracturing wastewater for reuse in drilling operations.

SALT LAKE CITY  — Dec. 15, 2015 — Purestream Services, a provider of water treatment solutions for the oil and gas industry, has signed a deal to increase its treatment capacity in the Permian Basin, according to a press release.

Under the new contract Purestream will treat 10,000 barrels per day of produced and hydraulic fracturing wastewater for reuse in drilling operations, noted the release. This increases the total volume of water treated by the company in West Texas to 45,000 barrels per day.

The latest project will treat wastewater at a centralized water treatment facility that serves a series of wells operated by the producer, stated the release.

Purestream’s IGF Plus commercial system (Induced-Gas Flotation Plus Filtration) removes suspended solids, oil and grease in produced and frac water to below 5 parts per million, the company claims, reported the release. The system is automated, modular and may be remotely operated, minimizing overall operational costs.

By treating and reusing produced and frac water, producers reduce the cost of sourcing freshwater for drilling. According to Purestream, its IGF Plus water treatment system offers savings of over $300,000 per completed well compared with traditional disposal and sourcing methods in some locations.

“As the price of oil continues to hover around $40/barrel, oil and gas producers are looking for cost-effective water treatment,” said Purestream CEO Neil Richardson in the release. “Producers can save on disposal costs, they can also save on water sourcing as they reuse treated water in fracking.”

You can find the entire release here.

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