For frac sake.
Fracking, like much of O&G, operates in remote locations with little access to water and crews that are spread thin managing and monitoring make-down over dozens of sites.
Why it matters: Producers who rely on make-down rely on vast quantities of water to mix PAM, and the constant attention of crews who are forced to juggle wonky equipment, outmoded chemicals, and inconsistent dosing.
- Water woes: Despite producing enormous amounts of effluent water from fracking, producers rely on freshwater for make-down: a process that’s time-consuming and, given water scarcity and remote oil fields, expensive to obtain and ship.
- Make-down breakdown: PAM is an outmoded chemical with weak bonds that requires constant babysitting to ensure semi-consistent flocs, a process that often runs foul and leads to overtime, gummed up equipment, malfunctions, and NPT.
CarboNet’s SimpleFloc removes make-down and the associated costs and headaches:
- Requires no make-down and plugs directly into your lines, eliminating the need for make-down equipment and maintenance.
- Offers a forgiving dosage window so workers don’t have to babysit the pumps or experiment with complex dosing regimes.
- Cuts PAM/polymer by up to 80%—a gain for the P&L and toxicity limits.
- Acts quickly and produces consistent results, leading to predictable costs and reliable KPIs.
- Cost-competitive with liquid emulsion flocculants, even at a 4:1 ratio.
- Overall: reduces CAPEX, OPEX, HS&E incidents, and emissions—while improving your margins.
The bottom line: O&G operators need simple, inexpensive solutions to manage dozens of remote sites without having to truck-in expensive freshwater for make-down or worry about crews bunking up the system with inconsistent flocs. Removing make-down entirely dramatically changes treatment time, performance, and margins.