On October 16, 2015 we were thrilled to receive the award for Water Management Company of the Year at the Southwest and Midcontinent Oil & Gas Awards. The annual Southwest and Midcontinent gala ceremony was held in Dallas, TX, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Operational Excellence, Innovation, Health & Safety and Environmental Leadership. Continue reading
One of the most challenging aspects of disinfecting produced and flowback waters is that the composition of these waters is often highly variable, especially when they are reused for additional production operations. Inspired by the chemistry that occurs when produced or flowback waters are treated with chlorine-based disinfectants, MIOX’s product development team has come up with Continue reading
MIOX presented Chloramine: An Effective Biocide for Produced Waters at the 2015 SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium on May 21 in Galveston, TX. The presentation by Dr. Andrew Boal focused on produced water treatment studies in Arkansas, California and Colorado using chloramines generated in situ through the reaction of electrochemically generated hypochlorite with ammonia. Continue reading
MIOX is exhibiting and presenting a new technical paper at the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium on May 20-21 in Galveston, TX. Our technical presentation by Dr. Andrew Boal focuses on produced water treatment using MIOX sodium hypochlorite generators to generate chloramines in situ through the reaction of hypochlorite with ammonia. Continue reading
Hydrological fracturing continues to expand the opportunity for domestic energy production, although both the increasing demand for water to use in the process as well as the increasing amount of produced water resulting from hydrological fracturing both create environmental challenges for this critical energy production process. Due to these concerns, more producers are turning to the reuse of produced water through many hydrological fracturing jobs. Although produced water reuse is effective at mitigating water sourcing and disposal concerns, proper treatment of these waters between jobs is critical.
Microbial control in produced waters slated for reuse applications is among the most important treatment processes. Without adequate disinfection, the growth of excessive microbial populations can negatively impact well drilling and production in several ways, including causing corrosion and the souring of the well. While a number of biocides can be used to disinfect produced waters, a number of operational and economic factors must be considered when choosing the best biocide for a given job. Chemical complexity of produced water is also an often-considered factor, but until now, the impact of the produced water on microbial response to specific biocides has not been considered when choosing the best biocide.
Recently, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh published a report in the journal Environmental Science and Technology which described the results of a study they conducted regarding the impact of produced water on the inherent susceptibility of bacteria to glutaraldehyde and sodium hypochlorite. They found that exposure of bacteria to the highly saline conditions found in produced waters caused the bacteria to respond to stresses caused by that environment on a molecular level. These changes, in turn, caused the bacteria to become more resistant to glutaraldehyde and more susceptible to inactivation with hypochlorite.
MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS), a hypochlorite-based chemistry, has been deployed to treat produced waters from a variety of shale plays and has consistently been proven to provide exceptional levels of microbial population control. Results from this latest study help explain the high degree of performance seen by MIOX’s customers who use MOS to disinfect produced water. As produced water reuse continues to increase in popularity, MIOX looks forward to working with partners and customers throughout the industry to provide a reliable disinfectant solution for these waters and applications.
The MIOX Blackwater mobile water treatment system has allowed frac and flowback water recycle and reuse in the Fayetteville Shale since Fall 2013. Lab data from samples taken from the produced water retention ponds show superior SRB and APB kill in addition to hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) removal and iron oxidation.
MIOX recently expanded its product line by developing the Blackwater mobile water treatment system for oil and gas water management. MIOX is the leader in water treatment chemical and sodium hypochlorite generators. MIOX’s patented Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) electrochemical technology eliminates bacteria in produced water and frac flowback water.
MIOX water treatment technology also helps with iron removal or iron oxidation and hydrogen sulfide removal. Our on-site chemical generators are capable of high treatment rates so you can recycle the most oil and gas water per day. Eliminate hydrogen sulfide, treat out SRBs and APBs, reduce iron that causes scale, and reduce chemicals on the road.
MIOX oil and gas water treatment offers a safer process at lower cost.
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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.
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.
MIOX’s Blackwater™ mobile water treatment trailer provides cost-effective and environmentally responsible produced water management.
The MIOX Blackwater trailer is a mobile water disinfection system designed to meet high volume oil and gas water disinfection needs with ease. This dual-MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) system design allows oil and gas service providers to meet fluctuating water quality, oxidant demand and water volume all within a footprint no larger than 9’ by 40’. Safe oxidizing chemistry generated at your site when you need it, with ZERO hazardous clean-up or spill procedures.
Using MIOX’s patented and innovative technology, oxidant is generated on site and on-demand using just common salt, water and power. The on-site chemical generation process replaces the need to purchase, transport and store biocides, iron chelants and Hydrogen Sulfide scavengers. Capable of treating in excess of 15,000 barrels per day at dosages exceeding 150 mg/l and higher depending on contaminants/constituents in the water, MOS can help achieve complete kill of both Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB) and Acid Producing Bacteria (APB) while eliminating Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).
For standard produced water disinfection requirements, the Blackwater mobile disinfection system houses two state-of-the-art on-site MOS generators engineered with superior salt and energy efficiencies.
Creating oxidant on site is cost effective and environmentally responsible, cutting back transportation requirements by up to 80%, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption, eliminating middle men and the storage and disposal of chemical containers.
MIOX Blackwater to be deployed to major shale formation this summer and will begin treating produced water for recycle.