Aqua-Pure, Select Energy form JV to provide shale wastewater solutions
CALGARY -- Fountain Quail Water Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aqua-Pure Ventures, has joined forces with Select Energy Services, a water solutions and oilfield service company, for the purpose of developing opportunities for wastewater recycling in the North American oil and gas industries.
The new company, FQS Venture, combines a recycler of oilfield wastewater with a provider of water solutions and wellsite services. Fountain Quail’s Rover mobile clarifier package is a rugged, durable in-field technology designed for primary treatment of shale gas flowback at or near the source. The self-contained system, which can treat up to 10,000 bwd of flowback and produced water. Nomad is a semi-mobile brine concentrator that utilizes a distillation process to produce fresh water from the flowback and produced water.
Since 2004, Fountain Quail has developed and refined its technology for recycling flowback and produced water in North Texas’ Barnett Shale. During that time, the company has recycled more than 800 million gallons of shale gas wastewater. This water would have otherwise been injected into deep saltwater disposal wells and permanently removed from the hydrological cycle. Fountain Quail is currently operating in the Marcellus, Barnett and Eagle Ford Shales, with several other shale plays on tap.