GRAPEVINE, Texas--()--GreenHunter Resources, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GRH) (NYSE MKT: GRH.PRC), a diversified water resource, waste management and environmental services company specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GreenHunter Water, LLC, has begun operations at a new salt water disposal (SWD) facility located in Racine, Meigs County, Ohio. This riverside SWD has the potential to inject more than 3,000 barrels per day (BBL/D) of oilfield brine. GreenHunter’s property lease at this facility also allows for a barge receiving terminal to be installed on the river so material can be piped directly to the disposal well from the barge cells. The barge terminal phase of this project will commence once all necessary permits have been received.
A large number of GreenHunter’s existing Appalachian customers have oilfield operations in close proximity to the Racine SWD. This will immediately reduce truck transportation costs for the customers because product can now go directly to the facility.
GreenHunter Water now has eight active SWD wells in the Appalachian region which includes five located in the state of Ohio, two located in the state of West Virginia and one located in Kentucky.
Commenting on the start of operations at the new Racine salt water disposal facility, John Jack, GreenHunter Vice President in the Appalachian region, stated, “The Racine riverside SWD is a key component of GreenHunter’s strategy to become an industry-leading barge operation which we continue to build out along the Ohio River. Now that this facility is up and running, we are able to receive truck traffic and we are anxious to begin construction of a new receiving terminal and pipeline infrastructure to supplement our New Matamoras and Wheeling water reuse, barge transloading and bulk storage operations. GreenHunter also continues to look for ways to assist our Appalachia oilfield customers in reducing their impact on the environment by recycling and reusing production water and flowback. We are excited to be the first to implement a barging program and we expect our efforts to result in a significant reduction in truck traffic benefiting the neighboring communities.”
About GreenHunter Water, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary or GreenHunter Energy, Inc.)
GreenHunter Water, LLC provides Total Water Management Solutions™ in the oilfield. An understanding that there is no single solution to E&P fluids management shapes GreenHunter’s technology-agnostic approach to services. In addition to licensing of and joint ventures with manufacturers of mobile water treatment systems (Frac-CycleTM), GreenHunter Water is expanding capacity of salt water disposal facilities, next-generation modular above-ground storage tanks (MAG Tank™), advanced hauling and fresh water logistics services—including 21st Century tracking technologies (RAMCATTM) that allow Shale producers to optimize the efficiency of their water resource management and planning while complying with emerging regulations and reducing cost.
For a visual animation of the Class II Salt Water Disposal well development and completion technique that is being utilized in GreenHunter Water’s Appalachia, Eagle Ford, Mississippian Lime and Bakken SWD program, navigate to the video by clicking on “Salt Water Disposal Animation” button on the Operations tab at GreenHunterEnergy.com or click here.
Additional information about GreenHunter Water may be found at www.GreenHunterWater.com.