Safety and Environmental Health

Commitment to Safety and Environment

SWD Well Integrity

Black Bison stays ahead of impending state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Hydrological: Understanding the water conditions beyond basic chemistry will help to have the best stewardship of water within a shale play. We can determine if there is the ability to reuse water for continuing operations, or if there are other sources of water that are good alternatives to putting demands on the fresh water sources in the area.
  • Seismic: A growing community concern is that a poorly managed disposal can initiate seismic activity. To address these concerns, we conduct detailed diligence of the geology to select the best formation conditions for deep injection, as well as a continuous review by a petroleum engineer of the injection program.

Community Awareness

Black Bison strives to help clients become leaders in environmental stewardship.

Minimizing Hydrologic Footprint

We design, buy, build and operate disposal and reuse facilities to minimize your hydrologic footprint. We are capable of exploring and running programs for enhanced oil recovery, hydro-frac reuse, water reuse for cementing, mineral extraction, as well as other processes to reduce and reuse produced water. The overall objective is to quantify and minimize the impact of your company’s water use in a given play Black Bison enhances the safety of its water pipelines for spill-free frac and produced water transfers. Specific tools are used to verify the status of water transfers, the strengths of pipelines and surveys that inspects equipment.

Minimizing Carbon Footprint

We work with you to optimize fluid transfer with the least amount of carbon creation.  Location selection, gathering system construction and our Hub and Spoke design help to minimize truck traffic and power requirements needed for transfer that lead to carbon generation.

Transportation Standards

We ensure that all trucks are CDOT certified, and that all drivers are trained to have access to our site.