Total Frac Water Management – Design, Construction & Delivery
How important are shale oil deposits in America? By 2015, the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the top oil producer in the world. As domestic production increases and dependence on foreign oil decreases, benefits will be derived for service companies to provide the frac water and other oilfield services required to assist Oil and Gas companies to achieve their production outputs.
What AquaTex provides
AquaTex offers a holistic water management approach to handling oil field frac water operations. We have over 20 years of combined experience in providing world-class service to our clients, and we are uniquely positioned to address your day to day challenges in the oilfield.
We offer the following water transfer and treatment services:
- Oilfield water transfer equipment
- High Volume Water Transfer Equipment
- Frac Water Pit Design Construction & Management
- Frac water treatment equipment
AquaTex is prepared to perform first-class work for your company. Contact us to discuss your water transfer and water treatment requirements.
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Frac Water Handling Equipment
A typical hydraulic fracturing job can utilize anywhere between two and eight million gallons of frac water. How much water is that? Picture a swimming pool the size of a football field and 10 feet deep.
The public, along with the exploration and production companies, are justifiably concerned about the environmental impact of utilizing this much water to produce the abundant reserves of oil that are contained in shale rock formations.
Efficient and environmentally safe oilfield water services, including the frac water transfer process, are therefore critical to the success of an environmentally reliable drilling project.
The hydraulic fracturing cycle involves five stages:
- Water acquisition – During this phase, large amounts of water are withdrawn from surface water and groundwater, both important sources of drinking water.
- Chemical mixing – Once delivered, the acquired water is treated with chemical additives and proppant to make the hydraulic fracturing fluid.
- Well injection – At the drilling site, hydraulic fracturing fluid is injected into the well under pressure. This creates cracks in the underlying shale rock formation and allows gas and oil to rise to the surface for collection.
- Flowback and produced water (hydraulic fracturing wastewaters) – Once the pressure in the well is released, natural gas, formation water, and hydraulic fracturing fluid begin to flow back up the well. These fluids, a combination of natural substances and chemical additives, are stored on site in either pits or tanks prior to being treated, recycled, or thrown away.
- Wastewater treatment and waste disposal – Wastewater may be dealt with by underground injection, treated and transferred to surface water reservoirs, or recycled for further use in hydraulic fracturing operations.