Select Energy Services and X-Chem/Terra Services Enter Strategic Partnership

Agreement Follows Successful Commercial Treatment Project 

Select Energy Services, LLC (Select), today announced a strategic partnership with X-Chem/Terra, a premier oilfield wastewater treatment and recycling company.  The companies  together launched three recent water treatment projects in the Permian Basin; two for freshwater sterilization combined with flowback recycling once the fracked wells begin producing; the other being a  produced water treatment project for the complete reuse  of produced water for future slickwater fracs.  The companies are jointly pursuing several additional projects across the U.S.

Terra will provide the equipment, manpower, expertise, and logistics for on-the-fly water treatment for frac use. Terra has the world’s most commercially developed ClO2 system, for the best and safest ClO2 water treatment approach in the industry.

Select will provide the infrastructure and water focus to utilize Terra’s capabilities.

“Select has superior capabilities, professionalism, infrastructure, and a groundbreaking approach to oilfield total water management,” said Jim Bird, CEO and president of X-Chem, the parent company of Terra.  “As a result of Select’s unique value proposition, we’ve made a significant advancement in our market approach by choosing to join forces.”

“We realize that ClO2 is a market leading technology for frac-on-the-fly treatment, and have recognized Terra as the best company to deliver it,” said Dr. Mike Howdeshell, Vice President of Select’s engineered water solutions company, Fluidity. “The feedback control systems integrated into Terra units allows precisely the right dose of the right chemical at all times – while providing the safest and best controlled treatment.  This allows us high rate frac-on-the-fly with recycle water, and also opens up new sterilization opportunities.

“Our team understands that there is no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to treatment and recycling,” said John Schmitz, CEO of Select Energy Services. “Partnering with Terra demonstrates our commitment to finding the solutions energy producers need to sustain their water operations.”

About Select Energy Services

Select Energy Services strives to change the oil and gas industry’s approach to water management.  By providing strategic water management solutions from sourcing to disposal, Select delivers innovative, efficient, end-to-end solutions and well-site services to producers. Always mindful of the environment, Select effectively and safely sources, transports, tests, treats, and disposes of water and fluids from well sites in every major US shale play. With nearly 5,000 employees and $800 million in revenues, Select is the premier provider of water solutions that help unlock the vital energy resources of our country.

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About with X-Chem/Terra

Terra’s capabilities include fresh water sterilization for frac use in lieu of harsh persistent biocides added at the frac pumps.  Additional capabilities include flowback and produced water reuse, either as 100 percent, or as a blended frac-on-the fly with the fresh water, to minimize storage needs.

Terra Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Chem, a full service production chemical company.

Founded in 1982, X-Chem offers leading-edge solutions for the maintenance, production, completion and stimulation of oil wells, gas wells and pipelines. The company’s website is