Oilfield chemical maker planning $8M facility in Permian

By Luke Geiver | September 10, 2019

California-based Enviro Tech Chemical Services is heading to West Texas to serve the shale oil industry. The company announced plans this month to build an $8 million facility to produce oilfield chemicals, mainly biocides and other products used in shale wastewater treatment.

Enviro Tech believes it can serve more clients in a quicker time frame by opening a facility in Texas. Enviro Tech plans to expand its water treatment chemicals presence in Texas to include EPA registered biocides that are distributed into oil and gas, agriculture, municipal wastewater and food processing markets. Additionally, this new facility will produce FDA registered no-rinse processing aids for use in the food and beverage industry for direct food contact. With the addition of the new site, enviro tech will have 3 production facilities in the U.S., all capable of producing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant products that are EPA registered or FDA approved.

During the first phase of operation, the facility will employ roughly 25. Enviro Tech plans to expand soon after with another $5 million investment. The full facility will employ 75 full-time positions.

Located at an industrial rail yard in Levelland, Texas, the advanced technologies that will be at the site include treatment and reuse of water, reuse of 90 percent of solid waste to recyclers, and energy saving plant designs and equipment.

In addition to biocides that can be used to disinfect water handling and processing equipment or completion fluid mixes, Enviro Tech also has products that can be used in the well completion process.