GreenHunter Resources Announces Significant New SWD Injection Capacity
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GreenHunter Resources, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GRH) (NYSE MKT: GRH.PRC), a diversified water resource, waste management, environmental services, and hydrocarbon marketing company specializing in unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that it has received permits and has completed downhole performance tests on new wells at its Mills Hunter Facility, located in Meigs County, Ohio. Recent bottom hole integrity tests of these wells indicate injection volume capabilities of between 3,000 to 5,000 barrels of oilfield brine water per day per well. This increase in capacity is in line with earlier projections made by the company to double injection capacity by the end of calendar year 2014. The addition of these wells brings GreenHunter’s SWD well count up to 13 in the Appalachian Basin, with a new total daily injection capacity exceeding 31,000 bbls per day.
The majority of this new oilfield brine water injection capacity at the Mills Hunter Facility has already been committed to several large E&P companies active in the region, secured through long term take-or-pay agreements.
Commenting on the addition of four new SWD wells to the Company’s existing portfolio, Kirk Trosclair, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, stated, “The continued build-out of our Mills Hunter Facility ensures GreenHunter’s firm commitment to its core business for our customers. All SWD wells in this area of Mills Hunter are being connected via underground pipelines, which will significantly improve operating performance, while at the same time greatly reducing our overall trucking expense, including wait times. No other SWD injection facility located in the Appalachia region will have this amount of disposal capacity, along with state-of-the-art equipment and virtually zero trucking wait times. This facility has also been designed to accommodate our future barging plan along the Ohio River, which will include a terminal at this location.”
About GreenHunter Resources, Inc.
GreenHunter Resources, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, GreenHunter Water, LLC, GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC, and GreenHunter Hydrocarbons, LLC, provides Total Water Management Solutions™/Oilfield Fluid Management Solutions™ in the oilfield and its shale plays of the Appalachian Basin. GreenHunter Water continues to expand its services package by increasing down-hole injection capacity with Class II salt water disposal wells and facilities, with the launch of next-generation modular above-ground frac water storage tanks (MAG Tank™), and with advanced water hauling – including a growing fleet of DOT rated 407 trucks, for hauling condensates and water with the presence of condensates. GreenHunter Water has also spearheaded the movement to barge brine water, as barging is the safest and most cost-effective mode of transport.
GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC offers onsite environmental solutions at the well pad and facilities, with a service package that includes tank and rig cleaning, liquid and solid waste removal/remediation, solidification, and spill response. An understanding that an interconnected suite of services is key to E&P waste stream management shapes GreenHunter Resources’ comprehensive end-to-end approach to services.
GreenHunter Hydrocarbons, LLC offers transportation of hydrocarbons (oil, condensate, and NGLs) and will soon offer storage, processing, and marketing of hydrocarbons (oil, condensate, and NGLs) in the Appalachian region, leveraging off of our existing asset base and infrastructure, which includes up to six different barge terminal locations, presently owned or leased by GreenHunter Resources.
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 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.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations and prospects for GreenHunter Resources and its business and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the substantial capital expenditures required to fund its operations, the ability of the Company to implement its business plan, government regulation and competition. GreenHunter Resources undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future.
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