Oil & Gas

Waste water recycling in the Permian region (West TX/NM)

Over the past several years it became apparent that recycling produced water was simply not enough to make an entire fluids management system work.  To make recycling cost effective for Producers, an entire system of gathering, recycling, storage and distribution would be required.  In essence, an entire logistics supply chain for getting recycled water to the next frac job would be required. EWS partnered with a leading oilfield services firm to provide holistic sourcing, recycling and transportation solutions.  This team has recycled and delivered hundreds of thousands of barrels to the likes of Weatherford, Halliburton, and FracTech for use in hydraulic fracturing.


Our patented technology was pioneered in Colorado’s DJ Basin and was used as the catalyst to change water rights laws in the state. In early 2007, a petition to the Wellington Water Court produced the foundation for allowing the discharge of produced water in the state. Once an EPA permit was obtained, work was begun to allow a permit by rule, which subsequently required the passage of new legislation. Colorado Senate Bill 165 and House Bill 1303 were written to address produced water discharge for beneficial use. Over 7.5 million barrels of produced water have subsequently been released for beneficial agricultural use.