Select Energy Services Acquires International Western Flowback, LLC

Select Energy Services Bolster’s Bakken Presence And Water Solutions Capabilities Through Acquisition Of International Western Flowback 

(Houston, TX)  – October 4, 2011 – Select Energy Services, LLC (“Select”), a water solutions and oilfield service company headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today the acquisition of International Western Flowback, LLC. (“IWF”), a flowback company operating in Williston, North Dakota, and Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

The acquisition of IWF provides Select with a unique solution to best manage extreme weather conditions in the North Dakota area.  IWF has engineered specialized flowback units designed to withstand freezing temperatures thereby allowing them to maintain drilling and production activities during the winter months. Additionally, the acquisition of IWF expands Select’s presence in the rapidly growing Bakken region and extends Select’s water solutions offerings in the region to include well testing in addition to water sourcing and water transfer services.

“The regional demand for winterized flowback equipment and services is extensive and Select’s entry into this important service line is a significant step forward,” said John Schmitz, CEO of Select.  “Flowback operations in the Bakken are quite different from those in other shale plays due to the harsh conditions, and IWF is a leader in developing the technical expertise and specialized flowback equipment essential to successfully operating in the Bakken region.”

About Select Energy Services

Select Energy Services, LLC, is water solutions and oil and gas service company with operations in the Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Barnett, Fayetteville, Woodford, Granite Wash, Niobrara, and Bakken formations and throughout the Permian Basin.  The company is a leading provider of Water Solutions and Environmental, Well Completions and Intervention, and Facilities Engineering and Construction services.  For more information, please visit

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