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COMTECH INDUSTRIES

FALL 2015

The cost savings to drillers has been
substantial, but the impact on the environment is what makes Grose most
proud, he says.

'PAD OF THE FUTURE'
Comtech Industries also has created
the "pad of the future," which would
once and for all eliminate the safety
hazards as well as the large-pad footprints required of open pits and treatment lagoons. The Comtech DYNA
Tank, a 1-million-gallon, relocatable
and scalable-water storage tank, allows
flowback to be treated at the well site
instead of being shipped offsite for
remediation or disposal, Grose says.
The coded AWWA D103-9 tanks
are beneficial because they eliminate
the potential for leaks and spills that
can occur in typical ASTs and will not
collapse from high winds or seismic

activity, as ASTs have been known to
do, he says. Additionally, the tanks are
designed to reduce the size and cost of
a well pad. The tanks are 39 feet tall, 72
feet in diameter and hold up to 23,810
barrels of water with a 3-foot freeboard. They are designed in accordance
with American Water Works Association standards, Grose says.
The company also has developed
the industry's first mobile lab solution, a truck-trailer-bed lab that is
pumping water through a cleaning
manifold set up on the site. The company provided that solution to Cabot
Oil & Gas Corp. six years ago to treat
its wastewater for reuse in drilling
and fracking, Grose says.
There are numerous advantages to
the solution, including less need for
alternative water sources, a reduction in
trucking and water storage costs, main-

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tenance of clean and safe environmental
standards and elimination of the need
for wastewater disposal.
Grose explains that means Comtech
Industries is more than a water treatment specialist.
"We are not just a water treatment
company, per se," he says. "Water treatment is one small component. Water
management is 25 percent of the cost
of a well. The treatment is only a small
part of what we do. We're a water management company, and the tanks allow
us to do that. We manage the complete
lifecycle of produced water from start
to finish, cradle to grave." EMI
+ ETC (Environmental Tank and Container) ETC is
a leading manufacturer of components for the unconventional oil and natural gas, power generation,
and gas processing industries. As an expert in the
fabrication of fluid storage solutions, the partnership
between Comtech Industries and ETC is a natural
fit. For more information, visit www.etctank.com or
contact mhughes@etctank.com.

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