April-May 2014

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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 17 £ Safer — Prevents sand from migrating to frac tanks and critical equipment down line. £ Simpler — a smaller completions footprint £ more efficient — a stand-alone, automated system that allows operators to re-use water for drill-out operations. £ economical — compared to conventional flowback methods. Significant savings on tank and equipment clean-out and disposal costs. £ environmentally friendly — Reduces hazardous waste volumes and risk by reducing chloride content in returned sand to +/- 200 PPM allowing safe re-introduction to the environment. the cleanWell tm Solids remediation Unit is: Give US a call and we'll start changing the game well at a time. cleanWell tm Solids remediation Unit (SrU) to operators in the Williston Basin (855) H5o-floW (855) 456-3569 trucks off the road. This technology also keeps sand and other sol- ids out of down-line tanks and equipment which in turn significantly reduces or eliminates the need for crews to perform confined-space clean-out operations on the equipment, reducing their exposure to haz- ardous conditions. Finally, this technology allows operators to reuse flow-back water for subsequent completion activities. More trucks off the road. On many of the larger horizontal completions, flow-back solids con- tribute substantially to the volume of hazardous waste that must be trucked from the well-site to disposal wells, often over a hundred miles one way on North Dakota and Montana roadways. These trucks are on the roads where our families, friends and neighbors drive every day. So cleaning and leaving flow-back solids and filtering flow-back water for reuse at the site makes good sense. While we await large-scale solutions that address centralized recycling of produced water, and until we build the infrastructure necessary to more efficiently transport crude oil to market, let's use existing tech- nologies to improve the problem at each job site. There's no time like the present to begin changing the game. I say we start now. ■ David J Howard is President & CEO of energy services company H5O Incorporated, a North Dakota company.

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