Frac-water firm allies with evaporator manufacturer

Frac-water management provider AES Water Solutions has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Resource West Inc (RWI), a Colorado-based designer, manufacturer and provider of modular above-ground storage tanks and onsite wastewater evaporation units.

This agreement was formed to broaden and enhance the overall services of AES by offering rapid deployment water storage tanks and oil & gas flowback/wastewater disposal systems to customers actively seeking comprehensive water management services and cost reduction systems.

AES Water Solutions will purchase RWI’s Landshark Wastewater Evaporator Units and associated equipment package. Landshark units are able to operate at flow rates of 110 GPM (6.9 L/s), distributing frac flowback and produced water from holding ponds and other water retention facilities through high volume spraying units.

The application of evaporating the wastewater onsite is usually in connection with customers leaving a site where there is no need to reuse the remaining wastewater. Onsite accelerated evaporation allows oilfield customers to reduce or eliminate the higher cost of trucking and disposal of their onsite remaining unwanted liquids.

RWI’s equipment and systems will enable AES to provide modular on-site water storage tanks and an operation to minimize wastewater disposal for its clients’ well site operations which allows AES to address the varying needs of its customers when alternatives such as large open pits are not applicable or cost prohibitive.

Brent Mulliniks, president of AES Water Solutions, stated, “We believe RWI’s technologies and equipment provides an advantage for AES in the Texas and Oklahoma markets where we operate by providing a lower cost alternative for customers in respect of their wastewater disposal needs.”