HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HII Technologies, Inc. (the "Company"), (OTCQB:HIIT), an oilfield services company focused on total frac water management, portable power and oilfield safety, headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary AES Water Solutions (AES), has licensed a high volume frac water recycling system to recycle flow back and produced water at the well sites during the completion process.
Currently, many horizontally drilled oil wells use up to 120,000 barrels (5 million gallon) of water to perform a hydraulic fracture in completing the oil or gas well, a frac operation. Of the water used, 20 to 30 percent is estimated to come back as flow back water within the first thirty days after the fracing operation. Today, in many cases these large quantities of flow back and produced water typically are transported by truck to an off-site facility for disposal. The transportation and disposal of flow back and produced water is a large expense item for exploration and production (E&P) companies and many local communities find the truck traffic unpopular.
AES is introducing its Frac Water Recycling System™ to address the need of onsite water reclamation for its E&P clients. This recycling system consists of a mobile unit that cleans up to 20,000 barrels-a-day of frac flow back water to acceptable reuse standards. The technology produces high volumes of polished brine or clear saltwater that is virtually free of total suspended solids (TSS) and is reusable in today's typical fracs in many cases cheaper than the cost to transport and disposal of the flow back water.
"The license granting the right to use this system is from Power Reserve Corp. (PRC), an existing corporate partner," said Mr. Brent Mulliniks, President of AES Water Solutions. "PRC procured the first system and licensed the related intellectual property and know-how required to operate the system, which in turn, has been sublicensed to AES Water Solutions," stated Mr. Mulliniks. He continued, "We expect this arrangement to enhance AES' overall services by offering a high volume recycling system for frac flow back and produced water for its customers. After testing, this water recycling unit is now field-ready and we anticipate entering into commercial agreements this month."
Mr. Mulliniks continued, "We believe this will set us apart from our competitors as we are not aware of another mobile onsite system on the market today that can treat over 20,000 barrels per day of water to these reuse standards which allows us to keep pace with the frac operations on a daily rate basis. Our total frac water management system includes water transfer, flow back services, above ground storage tanks, onsite recycling and wind-down pit evaporation."
About HII Technologies, Inc.
HII Technologies, Inc. is a Houston, Texas based oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia. By focusing on the Water, Power and Safety oilfield segments, the Company is positioned to take advantage of the anticipated, significant growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing within the United States' active shale and unconventional "tight oil" plays. The Company's frac water supply and flow back services segment has two subsidiaries, AES Water Solutions and AquaTex, its onsite oilfield contract safety consultancy does business as AES Safety Services, and its mobile oilfield power subsidiary operates as South Texas Power (STP). HII Technologies' objective is to bring proven technologies to these operating divisions to build a long-term competitive advantage. Read more at www.HIITinc.com, www.AESwatersolutions.com, www.AquaTexUSA.com, www.AESSafetyServices.com and www.Oilfield-Generators.com.
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