Calgary-based CCS Midstream Services recently acquired the T-45 Bakken Salt Water Disposal Facility located near Arcola. Initially, CCS will operate the facility as usual, with plans to develop a sophisticated treatment, recovery and disposal facility (TRD) serving the upstream petroleum industry.
Recognizing a shortage of disposal facilities for Southeast Saskatchewan oil producers, a local group led by Terry Johnston established the facility in 2009. The facility is licensed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, and currently accepts produced water - a by-product of oil production - and frac water, which is used to fracture the well bore after drilling. CCS's planned expansion for the facility will mean that it can accept the full range of upstream oilfield waste, including fluids with high solids content.
CCS was selected among several candidates to buy the facility.
"We hand-picked CCS for their business reputation, and their reputation as good corporate citizens," remarked Johnston.
With that, CCS is donating $15,000 to the Arcola Community Health Clinic to help build two additional offices for doctors who serve the local population.
With its network of over 50 facilities in Western Canada, this acquisition is a good fit for CCS, providing waste management services to clients operating in the Bakken play. CCS's Saskatchewan Industrial landfill, located in the RM of Lomond, near Colgate, will share a mutually beneficial relationship with the Arcola plant - the plant will have a home for its produced solids, and the landfill will have a home for its leachate.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, CCS Midstream Services provides oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal through a network of over 50 facilities across western Canada and the United States. Midstream is part of the CCS Corporation family established in 1984.