Last month New Mexican oil and gas operators completed a pilot program aimed at treating and reclaiming water used in oil and gas operations. Texan oil supply company Gradiant Energy Services announced the completion of the initial project using the company’s Carrier Gas Concentration (CGC) technology. Traditionally the water produced via hydraulic fracturing is deposited into injection wells for storage, but with fresh water in short supply in the deserts of New Mexico, operators are looking to get more out of the precious resource.
The process developed by Gradient Energy Services results in clean water vapor being released into the environment with any contaminants and dissolved materials remaining as a concentrated brine that can be reused for drilling or completion of other wells. Read more HERE.