Following successful field test in Colorado, STW Resources will host a demonstration of OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC 1000 in West Texas
Los Angeles, CA – September 4, 2014 – OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of produced and frack flowback water, and STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTCQB: STWS), an integrated provider of oilfield and water management services, jointly announced today plans to demonstrate OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC™ solution at a disposal well site in the Permian Basin to STW’s customers in the Permian and Eagle Ford regions.
“We have been impressed with OriginOil’s technology; the water quality tests to date show compelling results and the system’s operating costs are significantly lower than other technologies on the market,” stated Stanley Weiner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Testing and demonstrating the CLEAN-FRAC process on our water here in West Texas is the next step in commercial implementation. We are confident these sales demonstrations have strong prospects of leading to system installations at multiple sites throughout the Permian and Eagle Ford regions. We look forward to greatly expanding our technology arsenal, once the tests are completed and the technology is verified. We believe OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC system will round out our offering of technologies for processing and reclamation applications.”
Bill Charneski, President of OriginOil’s Oil & Gas Division, stated, “STW Resources is a Total Water Solutions Provider that designs, builds, owns and operates water reclamation and processing projects, typically charging a fee per barrel. They are agnostic in their decisions to choose the right water treatment technology for a particular project, which affirms their belief in our technology. We believe their partnership offers immense opportunities for integration of CLEAN-FRAC in commercial applications. We look forward to working with their customer base which covers 35 counties in Texas and New Mexico.”
The CLEAN-FRAC product partners OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation with proven polishing technologies, to clean produced and flowback water to desired levels of purity. For the STW Resources demonstration, OriginOil will provide a CLEAN-FRAC 1000 unit, designed to operate at a 1000 barrel per day capacity. The iSep™ UltraFiltration (UF) membrane system from TriSep Corporation will be utilized in conjunction with OriginOil’s EWS system. In addition, two Dow Chemical products will be tested: Dowex Optipore for the removal of dissolved hydrocarbons and Dow Amberlite IRA743 for the removal of boron.
“We are very excited and confident about the opportunity to demonstrate CLEAN-FRAC at a Permian Basin disposal well site. We will be processing both frac flowback and produced water from regional oil and gas wells, which will constitute a totally different influent water quality than water flowing back from gas wells in Colorado”, stated Lee Portillo, Vice President of Engineering for OriginOil.
OriginOil conducted tests over a period of three months in Delta, Colorado on CLEAN-FRAC’s ability to remove contaminants and require minimum energy input. Results showed that, in combination with iSep, water turbidity, suspended solids and oil in water were reduced by as much as 99 percent. Energy usage with the CLEAN-FRAC system is extremely low, thus making it an economically feasible application for oilfield water processing.