Fountain Quail Water Management LLC, a subsidiary of Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc., has announced an alliance with Layne Christensen Co. The parties have executed a Memorandum of Understanding, enabling the firms to join forces to provide treatment and disposal solutions in challenging shale gas and other industrial wastewater treatment applications. The agreement takes effect immediately.
The alliance allows both companies to market the other's
products and services, and seeks to exploit their complementary technologies to
provide shale gas operators with a "turnkey solution" for treatment
of flowback, produced water and other waste streams. The combined services are
intended to provide a comprehensive solution for pre-treatment, re-use and
disposal of drilling wastewater using both mobile and permanent facilities.
"We are extremely pleased to team with an industry
leader like Aqua-Pure, which has developed a most cost-effective and viable
wastewater recycling process," says Greg Aluce, Layne's president of Water
Technologies. "We believe our combined marketing efforts and technical
expertise position us as a formidable player in the rapidly expanding shale gas
market. Our recent acquisition of Intevras Technologies, a leader in the
treatment and disposal of heavy brine in the oil and gas markets, provides
synergistic technologies ranging from basic on-site treatment to complete
zero-liquid discharge solutions."
"Our relationship with Layne is an important milestone
in our company's history, enabling Aqua-Pure to compete aggressively for
business in virtually every shale play across North
America," says Brent Halldorson, chief operating officer of
Calgary-based Aqua-Pure. "Layne is an outstanding company with impeccable
credentials, and we are pleased to team with them at this pivotal moment in our
In addition to pursuing the vast North American markets, the
companies plan to jointly explore global opportunities for their combined
technology services, as well as applications in heavy oil, power, mining and
other related industries.
Since 2004, Aqua-Pure has developed and refined its
industry-leading technology for recycling flowback and produced water in North Texas. During that time, the company has recycled
roughly 700 million gallons of wastewater in the Barnett Shale. The treated
water, which otherwise would have been injected into disposal wells and
permanently removed from the hydrological cycle, instead is re-used in drilling
operations. The technology now is being deployed in the Marcellus Shale, at
Eureka Resources' water treatment facility in Williamsport, Pa.
Aqua-Pure, Layne Christensen Announce Alliance
January 18, 2011