Independent producer Antero Resources said Thursday it has selected French company Veolia to design, build and operate a $275 million water treatment complex in the Appalachian Basin, Kallanish Energy learns.
Recycling the produced water from shale oil & gas production will save Denver, Colorado-based Antero to save roughly $150,000 per well, as well as reduce risk and cost associated with long-distance hauling of water for deep-well injection.
The facility, located in Doddridge County West Virginia (roughly 120 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), will treat and recycle 2.51 million gallons a day of flowback and produced water.
The companies also signed a separate 10-year pact under which Veolia will operate and manage the plant.
Planned to enter service at the end of 2017, the future plant will eventually treat and recycle 60,000 barrels of produced water a day.
Antero will own the treatment assets and ancillary facilities to be constructed by Veolia over the next two years.
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