LiqTech partners with NESR to commercialize produced water treatment solution

LiqTech International Inc has entered into a distribution agreement with oilfield services provider National Energy Services Reunited Corp (NESR) to commercialize its produced water treatment filtration solution for re-injection in 15 selected countries throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Asia.

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Using its ceramic silicon carbide filtration technologies, LiqTech’s produced water treatment solution focuses on tertiary water treatment to facilitate re-injection of clean brine and to meet current and future regulatory requirements. LiqTech's first commercial test unit for produced water deployed in May 2022 in the Middle East has been successfully operating for the past three months, with over 99% of the feedwater passing through the system being delivered back as clean brine/permeate water for reinjection.

“We strongly believe that LiqTech and NESR are two complementary partners for the produced water treatment industry,” said Fei Chen, CEO of LiqTech International. “With the combination of LiqTech’s unique silicon carbide ceramic filtration technology and commercial demonstration in Middle East region with NESR’s current water treatment technology portfolio and commercial capability, we look forward to the impact our two companies can contribute on the sustainable journey of the oil and gas industry, working together effectively manage water resource scarcity and climate change.”

“We are extremely excited to be aligned with a global leader in ceramic ultrafiltration technology, and strongly believe that LiqTech’s solutions are not only complementary to, but also will effectively complete, NESR’s produced water treatment offering currently underpinned by existing, key technology partnerships in our ESG Impact segment,” said NESR CEO and chairman Sherif Foda. “Having recently participated in the COP27 & Saudi Green Initiative conferences, it is clear that produced water management will not only be critical in transforming the industry from a consumer to a supplier of water resources to the community, but also represents a key decarbonization opportunity.”