Our Solutions

Our Process

We understand that the path to reaching a customized solution can be a complex process, so we perform a comprehensive gap analysis where we walk through the entire decision-making process with you. Through our holistic approach, we assess your current situation and future plans, identify stage and gates for asset deployment, and establish contingencies. When relevant, our gap analysis also includes a water chemistry, as well as hydrologic and seismic impact assessment.

Through our gap analysis, we determine possible solutions in how you can deploy capital, which include:

  • Capex2Opex: We purchase existing salt water disposal assets and operate them for your benefit to help optimize your capital expenditure. By outsourcing the operation of disposal assets, you convert capex to opex, returning capital to your organization for better use.
  • Black Bison Operation Agreement: If you want to outsource disposal operation and maintenance, we provide an all-inclusive fee that includes a monthly or per barrel fee for operation and maintenance.
  • B3O2 (Black Bison Build Own Operate): By partnering with us, we can meet your future disposal needs. We build dedicated assets in conjunction with the development of the play to have no further capex on water disposal wells.
  • Hub and Spoke: When practical, we centralize our treatment and disposal operations and use gathering systems to connect to locations that are accessible either without trucks or in a way that limits the impact of trucking. This methodology allows for easier access to temporary or smaller permanent collection, as well as discharge points that are connected to the centralized facility.

Disposal & Disposal Operating Contracts

Black Bison provides expert service and comprehensive support in water disposal that uses the best practices in health, safety and environmental matters. For clients who want us to fully manage the water disposal and its operations, we:
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Finance

Fund the purchase or construction for disposal
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Build

Design and build disposal facilities
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Operate

Operate facilities
  • Finance: Fund the purchase or construction for disposal
  • Build: Design and build disposal facilities
  • Operate: Operate facilities
Specifically for E&P companies, we offer a 3-step solution for early field development facilitation and infill programs:

Early Field Development Facilitation

Rather than expending your capital and human resources, we enable you to deploy your capital more effectively.
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Establish the disposal facility
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Establish reuse options
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Discuss and design ongoing program for infill
Step 1: Establish the disposal facility Step 2: Establish reuse options Step 3: Discuss and design ongoing program for infill

Infill Program

Infill wells efficiently recover oil in areas that have already proven high volumes of oil extraction. Our Aggressive Infill Program assists in the oil recovery process by facilitating water injection into the reservoir thereby stimulating production. We also manage, handle and dispose of produced water by product.
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Establish disposal facility in location to suit final disposal needs
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Establish reuse in support of nearby frac
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Discuss ongoing pad support
Step 1: Establish disposal facility in location to suit final disposal needs Step 2: Establish reuse in support of nearby frac Step 3: Discuss ongoing pad support
We understand that in some cases, you may only be seeking a partner for operation of your disposal asset. We offer a complete offering from remote surveillance and callout through complete operations with a price per Bbl, which consists of:
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On-Site staffing
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Insurance
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All-In costing by month or per BblInclusive of preventative maintenance Emergency maintenance Utilities
  • On-Site staffing
  • Insurance
  • All-In costing by month or per Bbl
    • Inclusive of preventative maintenance
    • Emergency maintenance
    • Utilities

Gathering Systems

Black Bison coordinates with trucking and hauling companies for gathering of wastewater at extraction sites, monitoring carrier traffic flow to and from disposal sites and off-loading of delivery trucks. Our solutions comprise of:
  • Finance: Fund the purchase or construction for gathering systems
  • Build: Design and build disposal gather systems/partner with road or rail transport
  • Operate: Maintain and service gathering systems

Reuse

Once the water produced during flowback has returned to the surface, Black Bison evaluates its quality to determine how much treatment, if any, is needed to reuse the water. In many cases it is more practical to treat the water to a quality appropriate for reuse than to treat it to the level necessary for more sensitive uses.

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Finance

Fund the purchase for reuse at
BBWS facility or lease/rent
for in-situ
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Build

Design water/shale specific
reuse systems
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Operate

Operate reuse facilities
  • Finance: Fund the purchase for reuse at BBWS facility or lease/rent for in-situ
  • Build: Design water/shale specific reuse systems
  • Operate: Operate reuse facilities

Specifically, our reuse solutions include:

  • Temporary storage tanks
  • Water management solutions
  • Wastewater treatment systems