Mark Twain said it the best: “Whiskey is for drinking, Water is for fighting.” About 12 million cubic metres of water was used to hydraulically stimulate 3,396 wells in Alberta in 2014 and much was sourced from surface water and non-saline aquifers.
However, to put this in perspective by sector, hydraulic fracturing water usage in Alberta was only 0.3% of the annual water allocation (AEP, 2014).
Connate Water Solutions Inc. is focused on eliminating surface water usage and reducing operator costs through groundwater exploration and hydrogeology consulting.
Connate Water offers a diversified list of services including water supply licensing, aquifer testing, regulatory compliance and sustainable energy development. Connate Water’s founder, Geoff Kovacik M.Sc. P.Geo., is on a mission to reduce hydraulic fracturing water sourcing costs for Deep Basin producers with the flip of a switch!
Sourcing and drilling groundwater supply wells directly on-lease eliminates the need for expensive water trucks, is a more sustainable water source when compared to the status quo (ex. lakes and rivers) and can reduce all-in water costs by up to 70%.
Hydraulic Fracturing water usage regulations in Alberta are only going to get more stringent and this presents a unique opportunity for producers to get ahead of the curve.
Connate Water Solutions Inc. is committed to providing high quality hydrogeological services in a safe and client-focused manner. Let us review the groundwater potential in your area and identify ways to lower your water sourcing and transportation costs.
Geoff Kovacik M.Sc. P.Geo.