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Reducing Oil & Gas Water Treatment Costs

Calculate Produced

Recycling, reusing or treating produced water does not always have to be expensive.  Most Oil & Gas companies manage more water than they do hydrocarbons.  While MIOX is not a 100% solution to all produced water treatment, frac water treatment and hydrogen sulfide removal needs, it does do the heavy lifting.

On-site chemical generation systems can safely and cost effectively generate disinfection products for oil and gas drilling and produced water treatment and distribution.  Optional mobile units such as Blackwater, generate chemicals on site and on demand using simple reagents, increasing worker and community safety by replacing delivered chemicals at the well or production site.

The MIOX System

Cost effectively provide oxidant on site in order to maintain performance.  The MIOX system uses salt and electricity to generate a chlorine-based solution that contains other, more powerful, oxidants as well.  The superior mixed oxidant chemistry makes it equally effective at higher pH.  Since oxidants have superior algae-killing properties, additional savings may be realized.

Two main consumables are used to compare costs for chemical generation – salt and electricity.  As a result, the estimated operational costs – and savings – is a combination of the salt cost, electrical cost, and cell replacement costs. Many of our customers have been seeing steady, and in some cases, dramatically increasing cost increases, up to 10% or more per year, for bleach over the past two years.

Cost Factors

Drivers include rising transportation costs and increasing security costs. In contrast, salt and electrical costs have been very stable over the past 5 years, offering a higher degree of confidence in future costs of operating the system; return on Investment is typically 18 – 36 months or less.

During produced and flowback water treatment, oil & gas companies want to avoid dangerous chemicals whenever possible. They also want to remove iron, treat out Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and ammonia and they want to eliminate bacteria which can later cause Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) issues, corrosion, poor well performance, and other problems. MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant helps with all of these issues.  To see the safety improvements for oil & gas, click here.

 

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Hydrogen Sulfide Removal in Oil & Gas Water

The MIOX DifferenceThe chemicals used for treating for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the oil and gas industry can sometimes be just as hazardous as the H2S itself. MIOX wants to eliminate these hazardous chemicals and let oil & gas companies create their own safe chemistry on-demand as they need it. Whether it is high volume treatment, or low volume treatments in the middle of nowhere with no resources, MIOX’s sodium hypochlorite generators will meet your needs.

Field tests and laboratory studies performed to date show that MOS tends to speed reaction rates or drive oxidation reactions to completion compared to sodium hypochlorite.

MOS breaks down odor causing compounds, such as phenols or organochloramines and remove the musty odors of geosmin and methyl isoborneol (MIB) caused when water sources suffer from algae blooms.

  • Oxidize hydrogen sulfides more rapidly than chlorine and without ph adjustment.
  • Lower doses of MOS achieves microbial inactivation, thus reducing the addition of chemicals to the water supply.

With sufficient dosing, MOS does not require a detention tank, filter system, and head can be maintained from the wells to distribution.

MIOX systems require only ordinary food grade salt, eliminating the transportation, handling, and storing of hazardous chemical.  Employees do not need to wear protective gear, and there are no storage compatibility issues.  Since the solution is stored and injected into flowback and produced water at less than one percent concentrations, the oxidant solution is not considered a hazardous material, but rather an environmentally benign yet highly effective chemical.

How It Works

Table salt (NaCl) is mixed with water to create a brine solution. This brine is then passed through MIOX’s proprietary equipment which applies an electric current, creating a Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS). This electrolysis process results in a Mixed Oxidant solution that is dilute enough to impose no Health, Safety or Environmental concerns. (See video below)

A Safer Oxidant

When compared to other chemicals, such as conventional biocides, we dramatically reduce exposure on-site. No special clean-up or spill procedures, or potentially expensive air quality testing needs to be observed with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution chemistry.

 

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Craig Beckman Presents at BlueTech Forum 2013 for Oil & Gas Water Treatment

Below is a video of MIOX CEO Craig Beckman giving his presentation on oil and gas water treatment and frac water disinfection at the BlueTech Forum 2013 in Amsterdam, where we were awarded as runner-ups for the BlueTruffle™ Award.

For more information about the BlueTech Forum, visit http://www.bluetechforum.com/

 

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Press Release: MIOX Awarded Climate Change Leaderships 2012 Direct Action Award

MIOX Recognized for Sustainable Business Leadership & Products That Enable Cleaner Oil and Gas Development

Read the full press release here on the MIOX website.

CCLI selected MIOX for the 2012 Direct Action Award for providing economical solutions that enable cleaner oil and gas development. MIOX’s non-toxic disinfectant chemistry process treats and purifies drilling wastewater on-site and provides meaningful benefits including: eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals; significantly reducing truck traffic and greenhouse emissions; lowering operating costs; and increasing worker and community safety.

“MIOX is demonstrating integrity by providing economical solutions that help make oil and gas drilling cleaner by producing cost efficient water purification and treatment systems that make common sense,” said Robb Hirsch, Executive Director & Founder of CCLI. “Companies and products of this caliber are the way of the future as they are producing business friendly, sustainable development solutions which make it economically more cost effective to achieve a new era of responsible energy in America.” 

MIOX® on-site chemical generation systems create disinfection products with minimal footprint utilizing only salt and electricity. This allows for safe, cost-effective treatment of oil and gas injection, produced, flow-back, frac, and recycle water. Non-hazardous chemicals are generated on-site, increasing worker and community safety. This reliable and effective chemistry has been used for decades in drinking water applications and is inherently much safer than industry standard biocides.

MIOX® on-site chemical generation systems create disinfection products with minimal footprint utilizing only salt and electricity. This allows for safe, cost-effective treatment of oil and gas injection, produced, flow-back, frac, and recycle water. Non-hazardous chemicals are generated on-site, increasing worker and community safety. This reliable and effective chemistry has been used for decades in drinking water applications and is inherently much safer than industry standard biocides.

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The EnergyMakers Show: MIOX brings clean water to oil and gas industry

Russ Capper visits with Craig Beckman, CEO of Miox Corporation, the Albuquerque based company that is bringing fifteen years of cleaning water for municipalities and swimming pools to the oil and gas industry by bringing chemistry to the well site.
MIOX® on-site chemical generation systems create disinfection products with minimal footprint utilizing only salt and electricity. This allows for safe, cost-effective treatment of oil and gas injection, produced, flow-back, frac, and recycle water. Non-hazardous chemicals are generated on-site, increasing worker and community safety. This reliable and effective chemistry has been used for decades in drinking water applications and is inherently much safer than industry standard biocides.

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MIOX Flowback Water Disinfection for Recycle

Watch as MIOX’s patented mixed oxidant technology dramatically changes, and treats hydraulic fracturing flowback water on-the-fly.  MIOX’s water treatment solution has a small footprint, and utilizes only salt and electricity which helps provide low treatment costs.
MIOX® on-site chemical generation systems create disinfection products with minimal footprint utilizing only salt and electricity. This allows for safe, cost-effective treatment of oil and gas injection, produced, flow-back, frac, and recycle water. Non-hazardous chemicals are generated on-site, increasing worker and community safety. This reliable and effective chemistry has been used for decades in drinking water applications and is inherently much safer than industry standard biocides.

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