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Comprehensive mobile water treatment system deployed for coal seam gas water

de-watering ponds servicesWe recently employed a comprehensive mobile water treatment process in a remote location to de-water a pond holding saline water produced during gas production. The water was passed through disc filters, microfilters and reverse osmosis. The RO permeate was used for road dust suppression and the RO reject was further concentrated with BeneTerra’s EvC™. The dense concentrate was then hauled to a fit-for-purpose brine dam. By dispersing permeate and concentrating in-situ over 40,000 km of truck movements were eliminated.



BeneTerra receives Q2 “Go Further Award” from Arrow Energy

BeneTerra was selected as Arrow Energy’s winner of the quarterly “Go Further Award” for Contractor Visible Safety Leadership in Q2 2014. A letter from CEO, Andrew Faulkner, to BeneTerra stated that the award was in recognition of outstanding efforts and contributions .. of particular note were –

  • consistent delivery of 12 dam decommissioning projects on time and under budget
  • exceptional safety record with strong documentation
  • proactive environmental solutions
  • active engagement with Arrow, including open and transparent executionBene terra - land and water stewardship award



BeneTerra acquires Evaporative Systems

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (January 30, 2014) – BeneTerra, the Sheridan-based water and land management firm serving energy, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients throughout the U.S. and Australia, announced today that it has acquired New Mexico-based Evaporative Systems.  

Top five misconceptions about topsoil

This article describes what topsoil is and is not. 

The term “topsoil” is used widely, often reverentially, by people referring to the value of Australia’s soils. The following are the top five misconceptions about topsoil and its role as a resource:


BeneTerra named new technology finalist for Oil & Gas Awards

BeneTerra was selected as a New Technology finalist in the Rocky Mountain Region for this year’s Oil & Gas Awards.  Finalists are chosen by a panel of distinguished peers in the energy industry.

Last year, BeneTerra was named the Water Management Company of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Region by the Oil & Gas Awards, in recognition of its innovative solutions in water and land management, as well as environmental due diligence. Since 2003, BeneTerra has treated and dispersed more than seven billion gallons of CSG water through irrigation in the Rocky Mountain Region.



Computer simulation of subsurface drip irrigation using coalbed methane produced waters

Development of coalbed methane (CBM) as an energy resource typically requires extraction of large volumes of water from underground coal seams. In the semiarid Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, some of the CBM water is put to beneficial use through use for irrigation. Careful management is necessary due to elevated conductivites (2-3 mS/cm), high sodium adsorption ratios (SAR = 20-50) and sodium-bicarbonate composition of the water. One management strategy is deep subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), where drip tapes are placed ~92 cm below the surface in conjunction with a deep-rooted crop like alfalfa. CBM water is acidified to reduce alkalinity prior to application and is applied to fields year-round.