STW Resources' Water Reclamation Systems Exceed Re-use Specifications for the Oil & Gas Industry
STW Resources' water reclamation process meets or exceeds standards for twenty source waters from oil and gas producing fields for re-use in drilling operations
MIDLAND, Texas, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTC QB: STWS), a water reclamation services company, which has been operating a pilot program since March 19th, 2012 in the Permian Basin for eleven oil and gas producers, today announced that the results have met or exceeded the requirements of these producers for reclaiming twenty varying types of oilfield-produced and brackish water for use and re-use in oil and gas drilling and fracking operations. Through the knowledge gained during the pilot demonstration, STW and its engineering firm are now designing systems capable of processing any type of oilfield water on an economically feasible basis.
Input water was taken from eighteen separate Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Avalon, and Ellenburger sources, and from two separate brackish aquifer sites. After reclamation, the tested waters had no detectable levels of H2S (hydrogen sulfide) and acceptable levels of sulfates, iron and other contaminants required to make the reclaimed water meet the rigid specifications for drilling and fracking purposes.
STW Resources is now working with its engineering firm, Bob J. Johnson & Associates, Houston, to customize water processing systems designed for each type of oilfield wastewater supplied by producers. Proposals for each producer are comprised of specially designed and engineered systems. STW expects be deploying and operating systems in the 4th quarter of this year.
"It's not a 'one size fits all' situation; there is no single system that will be economically feasible for all different types of oilfield waters, as chemistry differs greatly from source to source." explains Stanley Weiner , CEO of STW Resources.
"Reclamation of oilfield water is economically feasible when the systems are properly designed for specific water chemistries, as STW's pilot program demonstrated," he said. "Producers save money by cleaning oilfield and brackish water and then re-using it in drilling and fracking operations, while also reducing the industry's overall fresh water requirements. It's a win-win situation for all" he added.
The Company stated that revenues from these projects are based on a per-barrel processing fee that can be competitive or significantly less than an operator's total cost of water, including raw water costs, disposal fees, and water transfer and/or transportation costs. STW water processing systems will be located where drilling operations are taking place, thus reducing the water transfer and disposal costs. There is no up-front capital cost for the producer. The producer pays for water only when it has been cleaned to the producer's specifications.
About STW Resources Holding Corp.
STW Resources Holding Corp. ("STW Resources"), Midland, Texas, provides customized water reclamation services. STW Resources' core expertise is an understanding of water chemistry and its application to the analysis and remediation of complex oil and gas water reclamation projects. STW Resources provides a complete solution throughout all phases of a water reclamation project, including analysis, design, evaluation, implementation and operations. For more information, go to: www.stwresources.com.
About Bob J. Johnson and Associates
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in West Texas, Central Texas and North Texas, Bob Johnson & Associates is a full-service water treatment company with 36 years of experience in water treatment systems with a full range of capabilities, from equipment to chemical solutions to treat water & wastewater. Services include complete system design, engineering, fabrication and system construction, on-site installation and service after the sale, including maintenance contracts and extended warranties. The company serves municipal, industrial, commercial, and residential markets in Texas, throughout the United States and around the World. From research to design, from fabrication to commissioning, from sales to service, the Bob Johnson name has come to be synonymous with reliable water treatment systems. For more information, visit: http://www.bjja.com/
This news release contains forward-looking statements about our business, or financial condition and prospects that reflect our assumptions and beliefs based on information currently available. Risks include the company's ability to secure contractual arrangements with oil and gas lease operators included in pilot programs, and other potential customers negotiating with STW Resources. We can give no assurance that the expectations indicated by such forward-looking statements will be realized. There may be other risks and circumstances that we are unable to predict. When used in this news release, words such as "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although there may be certain forward-looking statements not accompanied by such expressions. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including risks discussed in the company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
SOURCE STW Resources Holding Corp.
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