Halliburton Launches New Recycling Service for Fracking Water

Halliburton announced the commercialization of its H2OForwardSM service. The new technology allows customers to recycle waste streams of produced water for use in well completions.

A part of Halliburton's Multi-Chem business line, the Water Management Solutions group formulates stable fracture fluids that have the ability to work with any waste stream, including water containing total dissolved solids (TDS) with values as high as 285,000 parts per million, for use in hydraulic fracturing operations.

"The H2OForward service provides a cost-effective customer solution that combines chemistry and innovative engineered technology," said James Archer, vice president of Halliburton's Multi-Chem business line.

"The product offerings from Water Management Solutions, including the CleanWave system and CleanStream service as well as our advancements in high TDS fluids are part of Halliburton's investment to further the sustainable development of the oil and gas industry," said Archer.

The new integrated service delivers technological advancements in fluid chemistry, water treatment and scale inhibition by using Halliburton's CleanWave system to treat the water, customizing both slickwater and crosslinked fracture fluid systems to work effectively with the high-TDS produced treated water, and reducing liquid biocides with Halliburton's CleanStream service technology.

"We believe the H2OForward service, especially the high-TDS fracture fluid formulations, is a paradigm shift that negates the use of fresh water and meets the supply chain needs of the customer," said Halliburton Global Strategic Business Manager – Water Management Solutions Walter Dale.

"This is no longer a technical issue; this is a function of logistics. Customers can now use produced water on unconventional wells with no loss of well productivity at a net economic benefit while minimizing the overall environmental impact," said Dale.

To date, Halliburton has completed more than 60 wells and 280 fracturing stages in the Permian and Bakken using its H2OForward services approach.


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Concerned Engineer that is human | Mar. 9, 2013
The problem in the industry is that there are alot of "concerned engineers." They are only concerned about costs and not doing this the right way. Unfortunately the concerned engineer in this post has not read the papers or this press release and does not have the depth in sight to see that he will be unemployed if the industry does not do a better job. If I read it correctly you can save money, so not sure I even get why you would post. "Concerned Engineers" give us all a bad name. Go to work for a real company that does it the right way or get out of the industry.

Equally Concerned Regulatory Manager | Mar. 6, 2013
This is NOT just about cost. Industry in many parts of the country (especially Pennsylvania & Colorado) is fighting to stave off MAJOR environmental regulations that could shut us down, period. Issues on water usage/disposal & air emissions must be adequately addressed. May as well face the new world order. The industry is going to be under mounting scrutiny, so if you want to continue to operate with a remotely reasonable regulatory environment, then get on board...

concerned engineer | Mar. 6, 2013
I guess now we now whos driving this new water reuse legislation in Texas. Thanks for the added costs. Always so helpful in keeping costs down.

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