Aquatech to Provide Evaporator Technology for JACOS Hangingstone Oil Sands Project in Alberta

  Aquatech to Provide Evaporator Technology for JACOS Hangingstone Oil Sands
                              Project in Alberta

PR Newswire

CANONSBURG, Pa., June 9, 2014

CANONSBURG, Pa., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquatech, a global leader in
water treatment solutions for the oil & gas market, has been awarded a
contract to provide its evaporator technology for the JACOS (Japan Canada Oil
Sands Ltd.) Hangingstone Expansion Project in Alberta, Canada.

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Aquatech's Vertical Tube Falling Film (VTFF) evaporator technology will be
used to treat and recover over 95% of the OTSG (Once-Through Steam Generator)
blowdown to supply as boiler feedwater make-up for JACOS' heavy oil production

The Hangingstone Project, which is located approximately 50 km southwest of
Ft. McMurray, Alberta, is a joint venture of JACOS andNexen Energy ULC, a
wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. The bitumen production capacity
during the initial stage will be approximately 20,000 barrels per day.

"The Alberta Oil Sands is a very important market to Aquatech – one in which
we have invested a great amount of attention and resources. We are now seeing
tremendous momentum in the SAGD market by listening carefully to the industry,
understanding our clients' needs, and swiftly making adjustments to provide an
optimal value proposition," said Matt Sonnenberg, Regional Sales Manager,
Western Canada.

Alan Daza, Vice President of Upstream Oil & Gas, added, "This is another
important win for Aquatech as we see a market potential for evaporation
technology to meet the recycle/reuse objectives of Directive 081 for the Oil
Sands in the province of Alberta. In addition, we are excited to have the
opportunity to incorporate enhanced design and operational features for this
installation that are derived from our experience in providing the single
largest such evaporator systems in the world for oil field produced water

SAGD, or Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage technology, is an enhanced oil
recovery process used for producing heavy crude oil or bitumen. Aquatech's
portfolio of solutions for the Oil Sands market includes:

  oSmartMOD® - a modular evaporator system that is more compact than
    conventional evaporators. This innovative design helps lower installation
    costs, improves ease of operation and significantly reduces the overall
    project schedule, allowing the system to be fully operational
    approximately six weeks from arriving onsite, unlike other conventional
    systems that take up to six months. SmartMOD modular evaporator system is
    an approach to provide the Oil Sands market definitive cost and schedule
    certainty on these projects.
  oThe patented HEVAP™ high efficiency evaporation process for treating
    produced water from oil sands thermal processes such as SAGD. The HEVAP
    evaporative process pre-conditions the feedwater by incorporating a
    softening step combined with additional conditioning of the feedwater
    prior to treatment by the evaporators. This process provides the
    evaporators with essentially a scale free environment in which to operate.
    HEVAP offers additional advantages that help lower operating expense
    (OPEX) and life cycle costs (LCC).

About Aquatech

Aquatech ( is a global leader in water purification
technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on
desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is
headquartered in the United States, and has a significant presence worldwide
through subsidiaries in India, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Aquatech
strives to provide technology leadership and performance excellence to the
global water industry, and aims to support its clients with cutting-edge
sustainable solutions, minimizing their life cycle cost, as well as their
carbon and water footprint.

Contact: Ann Seamonds
+1-978-887-9959; mobile +1-978-764-5528

SOURCE Aquatech

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