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Oilfield Water Treatment Specialist To Speak At Froid Field Day Thursday

 

A new speaker has been added to the Froid Research Farm Field Day roster for Thursday, June 25th. Dr. Rex Crick, Chief Operating Officer with Sionix Corporation and President of Sionix Oilfield Solutions (SOS), will be speaking about SOS's new oilfield water reclamation operation in Culbertson.

The company purchased the former Montola oilseed crushing facility in Culbertson last summer and is building a new operation at the 45-acre site to treat, reclaim and market production and flowback water from crude oil production and fracking operations in the Bakken. The reclamation of oil field brines to a quality allowing reuse in the oilfield is not only a cost saver for oil companies, but also ensures preservation of an equivalent amount of freshwater from area aquifers for other uses, according to Dr. Crick. The process also negates the need for permanent disposal of that oilfield production water into deep saltwater disposal wells.

Dr. Crick will share information on SOS (http://www.sionixsos.com) and the progress of the Sionix facility at Culbertson during the evening meal portion of the Field Day program, which is set to begin at 5 pm at the farmsite.

The Froid Research Farm Field Day is Thursday, June 25th beginning at 1 pm. The farmsite is located 8 miles north of Culbertson on Highway 16. The event is sponsored annually by the Roosevelt and Sheridan County Conservation Districts and Extension Offices and the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT.

Other topics to be presented at this year's tour include information on wheat stem sawfly management, biological control of Canada thistle, pea leaf weevil management, overview of a new Extension on-farm energy audit program; a fallow replacement study incorporating oilseeds and a cover crop mix, along with information on another cover crop mix study looking at seeding depth and starter fertilizer, and more!

Two special workshops are also planned and include a "Drones 101 Workshop" for learning the basics of Unmanned Aerial Systems, and a demonstration by NRCS officials of an eye-opening rainfall simulator." Everyone is welcome. The tour and the meal are free.

For more information call or email Beth Redlin at 4056-433-9427 or beth.redlin@ars.usda.gov.

 

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