Meet the modern shale water company

Hydrozonix, a Texas-based water specialist, has created a foothold in the Bakken and other basins by offering water consulting, technology and services that have been successful at treating more than 100 million barrels of water.
By Sponsored Content | May 06, 2019

Water management services have expanded from sourcing and gathering to recycling and treatment. Five years ago, major energy service providers were just rolling out pilot-scale technologies and small-scale operations aimed at bringing commercially viable water treatment technologies to the shale field. Times, the technology available and the specialized group of companies in the water space have changed and evolved.  Hydrozonix, a Texas-based water specialist, has created a foothold in the Bakken and other basins by offering water consulting, technology and services that have been successful at treating more than 100 million barrels of water across the unconventional landscape.

Understanding The Frack Water Cycle
Because the quality of water used in a hydraulic fracturing job plays a critical role in downhole perforation and flowback success, Hydrozonix has emphasized a full-cycle approach. To ease the strain of bacteria, scaling and treatment additives on frack fluid formulations that can harm equipment, increase costs, or curtail production, the team now offers services capable of treating water at all life points, including: 
-On-the-fly treatment of frack fluids on site
-Near-field offsite treatment of flowback and produced water for
reuse
-Removing bacteria from water in pits, ponds and impoundments
-Evaporating produced and flowback water at remote wellsites

Water Experts At Work
The water team at Hydrozonix includes scientists and engineers that hold PhDs in water chemistry, treatment, and petroleum engineering. The team has learned how to monitor and assess water used throughout the oilfield. With the increase of slickwater fracks and unique frack fluid combinations that now involve higher amounts of gel or diverter materials, the Hydronix team has learned how to adapt its focus with the changing focus of industry. Creating the best water for the application is only part of the service provided by the team. They now provide insight on storage options, filtration needs, frack treatments, consumption concerns, and overall economics.

Technology For H2O
HYDRO3CIDE: The automated oxidation system produces ozone gas, which kills bacteria. Treated water can be used for future frack jobs.
Hydro-Air Portable Aeriation: These systems aerate storage ponds to ensure water quality remains intact.
On-The-Fly Treatment: Used alone or as part of the HzO Trio program, the mobile ozone treatment provides the final polish for water before reuse as a completion fluid.
Bacterial Disinfection: At 100 barrels of water per minute, the system reduces bacteria by 99.9 percent.
Recirculation and Retreatment: Used without liquid chemicals, the ozone-based system is the superior option for total disinfection, according to the company.
Chemical Compatibility: A trio of products that, when combined, produce high-quality water for only $0.20/barrel.
Hydroflare: The system burns gas that would normally be flared to evaporate flowback and produced water, so it does not have to be hauled away for disposal.

~From The Bakken Report 2019 print issue