Sionix Corp., Houston, Texas, opened the doors to its new water treatment facility located in Culbertson, Mont. This facility employs the company’s proprietary and patented dissolved air flotation technology in combination with hydrocarbon separation, pH control, chemistry, flocculation, filtration and biocide treatment to treat both flowback brines from fracking and produced water from existing wells. The plant also includes heated tank storage, enclosed process and laboratory buildings, on-site water wells and multiple truck loading/unloading stations with convenient highway access at the junction of Montana State Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 2.

Sionix created a new entity, Sionix Oilfield Solutions, LLC, to build and operate the plant under a license from Sionix Corp. 

"We are excited to be in operation with an experienced, local staff and the ability to meet our customers' requirements for fresh and treated water for well maintenance, drilling and reuse in fracking,” says Rex Crick, general manager of Sionix Oilfield Solutions. “We are logistically well positioned to serve customers in the Bakken fields of Montana and North Dakota and meet their quality requirements at a reduced all-in water cost. We would not have been able to meet our startup and production goals were it not for the local support, including Roosevelt County commissioners, Culbertson City Council and local business leaders."