Seawater - The only limitless frac water supply on Earth!
Please read our article in Shale Play Water Management Magazine. Here is a look at an SBE poster we used to describe the overall process.
Please also check out our one page summary of where we are today.
Fresh water is a valuable natural resource that needs to be preserved and replaced with the unlimited supply of Seawater; brought beyond shorelines to inland oil fields worldwide for drilling and fracturing operations. We are introducing seawater and R.O. waste water as alternative frac waters.
A COMMON-SENSED IDEA FOR A LAND-BASED HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID PATENT PORTFOLIO
December, 2018 - Hydraulic fracturing is creating thousands of new oil and gas (O&G) wells but requires significant amounts of freshwater, brackish water, or costly recycled produced water. Fields (e.g., the Karoo, Eagle Ford, and Ghawar) are producing vast quantities of O&G via fracturing but are located in arid regions where freshwater is limited. Local governments and communities have become hostile toward diversion of freshwater for fracturing processes and are moving to limit or prohibit use of freshwater for fracturing (New Mexico State Land Office, in July, 2017, prohibiting future use of the Ogallala aquifer for drilling and fracturing).
Seawater Technologies LLC has a patent portfolio which provides the solution by eliminating the need for local freshwater, especially near the world’s coastlines. Seawater Technologies’ processes are cost competitive with freshwater usage, but have no impact on local freshwater or brackish reserves, providing an attractive, immediate and powerful long-term alternative to current practices. Ten years ago, nobody envisioned using produced water or seawater for fracturing; thought to be too saline and hard to manage. Not true, today, high salinity is a welcomed frac water source, after all, the O&G reservoirs of Earth were “born” in ancient seawater; approximately 1.5 times as saline as our oceans today. It only makes good sense to frac with the same salinity as the reservoirs.
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