By Eli Gruber, President & CEO Ecologix Environmental Systems September 9, 2013 Almost every driller engaged in hydraulic fracturing is highly concerned with a particular element of operation: water management. Ecologix Environmental Systems, conducted a survey where it questioned oil and gas professionals about what element of the energy industry they felt was most in…

By Eli Gruber, President & CEO Ecologix Environmental Systems Hydraulic fracturing is controversial, and that controversy certainly is not completely unwarranted. To fully understand the many issues with fracking and how to improve the process, reduce its environmental impact and quell the fears of those who are against it or lack a comprehensive understanding of…

The federal government is the 800-pound gorilla of land usage. With mineral rights of over 700 million acres, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the largest landowner in the country, so when it speaks, anyone with a vested interest in land use is wise to listen carefully. The BLM has recently spoken…

We recently took our Integrated Treatment System (ITS) for frac water recycling out to a remote ranch in south Texas. This location, in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale play, is scheduled for hundreds of new wells over the coming years. With water scarcity presenting itself as a major concern in the region, the…

By Eli Gruber July 09, 2013 Proven industrial water treatment options have existed for decades in many sectors, and they are evolving to accommodate a process in the oil and gas sector that desperately needs them: hydraulic fracturing (fracking). In a recent survey conducted by Ecologix Environmental Systems, 85% of energy industry professionals said water…

There’s a lot of talk about water issues surrounding fracking. Here’s a simple illustration explaining exactly how water is used in the process. We the people have made a few suggestions, find those at the bottom of the graphic.