Kendra II LLC, a water transportation, management and disposal provider, and De Nora, a designer of water disinfection and oxidation, filtration and electrochlorination solutions, said April 4 that they are nearing completion of a produced water recycling facility in the heart of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.
The facility is set to commence operations in late May 2019.
The facility is capable of processing over 18,000 barrels per day of produced water, with Kendra II LLC providing transportation, water management, logistics and disposal services as required by the customers.
Based on a proven approach to produced water recycling in multiple shale plays throughout the country, De Nora will provide good quality brine for frac operations in the basin, reducing operators’ water disposal costs and fresh water drawdown. When combined with Kendra’s transportation capabilities, the new facility will serve as a hub for the provision of on-site generation of sodium hypochlorite—a safe, non-hazardous oxidant for use by operators for their disinfection needs.
Under the agreement, Bison will exclusively manage all of Marathon's produced water infrastructure, as well as any future acreage operated by Marathon within a 5.4 million acre dedicated area.
The company plans to spend $10 million on the project this year, and has contracts to start transporting 75,000 bbl/d for up to three years, Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean told investors.
The open season is to solicit additional shipper commitments for transportation service from the Bakken/Three Forks play in North Dakota to storage terminals located in Illinois and Texas.