Storage Units Provide Treatment Capability with Large Capacity
Fresh Water and Waste Water Storage
Environmental Benefits Include Enhanced Recycling Efficiency
and Reduced Need for Surface Water in Fracing Operations
CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. (TSX-V:
RLE) ("Ridgeline") announces that it is in final stages of constructing
its new Zero Impact water storage units. The units will complement Ridgeline's existing
waste water treatment systems or be installed as stand-alone systems.
The first storage units are expected to be integrated into Ridgeline's
operating system in the Leonard Shale area in New Mexico by December
2011. These storage units are part of Ridgeline's commitment to provide
a comprehensive water management system to its clients in the oil and
gas exploration and production industry. Ridgeline will be
manufacturing storage units throughout 2012 in conjunction with its
water treatment systems and for lease as stand-alone units.
Ridgeline has successfully integrated pre-treatment of waste water into
its Zero Impact water storage units. By adding storage capabilities, Ridgeline will be
able to treat source water to client specifications and store this
source water prior to frac operations. Ridgeline can also store treated
flowback and produced water as it returns to the oil production
facility over time. This will allow the client to reuse this water for
further on site fracing or as stored water for transport to other
sites. The Zero Impact system is also designed to be leased as stand-alone storage units to
oil and gas producer's not currently using Ridgeline's water treatment
Key benefits of the new storage units include:
Zero environmental impact to land and surrounding installation area
Markedly lower cost per cubic meter / barrel rates for storage than
Variable sizes from 500m3 / 3,200 bbl. up to 35,000m3 / 220,000 bbl.
Efficient use of a waste water pre-treatment integrated in storage
Substantial reduction in need for pump trucks and water hauling
Can be installed on rocky or rough terrain without significant levelling
Elimination of evaporation
Installation without the use of cranes
Largest unit section weighs less than 2,000 lbs. and can be flatbed
Operable in climates from -50oc / -58of up to +82oc / 180of
Provides temporary or long term storage
Installation in most cases in one day
Superior UV stability and heat retention
Multiple manifold, drain and bulkhead configurations
Dennis M. Danzik, the inventor of Ridgeline's water treatment process
and noted polymer expert commented, "Our team has engineered the Zero Impact system to meet the needs of our customers, including easy
transportation and assembly of the units, while remaining durable and
simple to work with. Our clients have operations in radically different
locations and the ability to function in harsh climates was imperative.
We have designed an enclosed storage unit to help Clients deal with
evaporation issues which they have expressed can be a significant
concern. This is especially noteworthy in the production areas of Texas
and New Mexico. Difficulty in sourcing and the need to conserve water
is foremost in our client's conservation efforts. Moreover, our single
most important goal is to drastically reduce or eliminate the trucking
of waste water. The Zero Impact System is also designed to work with the Ridgeline water treatment
system. Incorporating part of the treatment process within the Zero Impact system was a good fit and natural progression of the technology."
"Ridgeline has been providing environmental consulting services to many
of the major North American oil and gas producers for over a decade.
Expanding our operations into the oil and gas production waste water
treatment market came through listening to our clients' concerns and
need for a solution to their water related issues. The solution, our
electro-catalytic process, was facilitated by years of research and
commitment by Dennis Danzik and his team." commented Tony Ker,
Mr. Ker continued, "Ridgeline has been working for two years now in
establishing our technology as an innovative process for the reuse and
recycle of produced and frac flowback water. Through this process we
have identified the need for a simple and cost effective solution to
water storage issues in the fracing cycle and for produced water.
Market research confirms an established and growing need for storage
systems in the oil and gas production sector. Judging by the size of
the market for water storage and success of some competitors, we feel
these storage units will become an important contributor to Ridgeline's
Further details on this will be added to Ridgeline's website shortly.
About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. is an environmental technology and consulting company focused on waste
management in the oil and gas industry. Through its subsidiary Ridgeline Water Inc., the Company is developing proprietary technology capable of
efficiently treating large volumes of contaminated water generated by
oil and gas producers. The Company is working with energy majors in
the application of the proprietary technology for effective treatment
of water for hydraulic fracturing, oil sands process water (SAGD and
tailings ponds) and to recycle the water used in these oil and gas
industry applications. Through its environmental consulting and
remediation subsidiaries, Ridgeline Environment Inc. and Ridgeline GreenFill Inc., the Company has built a reputation as an established player in the
provision of environmental services to Western Canada's large and
growing oil and gas industry. The Company trades on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol "RLE". Additional information is available
on the Company's website at: www.ridgelinecanada.com.
For a video on hydraulic fracturing and our proprietary water treatment
technology please follow this link: Ridgeline Video Presentation.
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SOURCE Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
For further information:
Clint Wolstenholme of Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
(403) 806-2380 (Calgary)
Ryan Johnson of Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
(604) 566-8066 ext. 2 (Vancouver)
David Waldman at Crescendo Communications
(212) 671-1021 (New York)