Water Management Company of the Year, Northeast 2013

Awarded to: Hydro Recovery LP

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“More so than any other entrant this company exemplifies the judging criteria of safe, clean and efficient water handling, treatment and disposal which accomplishes conscientious water use and the minimization of environmental impacts. It’s ‘”best in class” practices and innovative methods and technologies deployed across regional operations is further validation of their choice as finalist in this category. More specifically, this company started up in 2011 in Pennsylvania and manufactures “HSF”- Hydraulic Stimulation Fluid which results from the processing of residual waste to remove liquids, and therefore lessen landfill waste and create reusable liquids. Their business model involves the construction (two so far) and operation of mud treatment plants along main routes of Marcellus shale natural gas development locations in Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia with the goals of minimizing transportation, increasing customer convenience, reducing trucking expenses, local congestion and emissions. In addition, they have provisions for exploration/ production companies to opt for building their own pipelines to the strategically located mud treatment plants. Hydro Recovery’s business model allows flexibility to adjust to changing demands. Supplying brine water to operators from others needing to dispose of it for example. In addition, they are the original permittee of Pennsylvania’s waste management permit, setting treatment standards for centralized treatment facilities. They are very involved externally, participating as a go-between with Industry and governmental regulators and their customers provide high testimonial to their work. One example of this is they met Shell’s high audit standards.”

“Their immediate response to the needs of the industry is commendable. They provide a much needed service relative to treating water and making it available for reuse.”

“Hydro Recovery LP was able to demonstrate elements of many of the listed criteria. Hydro Recovery demonstrates an understanding of the challenges the industry face in the Northeast and has created a business model to fit their needs.”

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