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2 issued patents owned by Brent E. Smith

https://www.seawatertechnologies.com 23 granted patents in 18 countries in the package.... we expect to get India and U.A.E. granted very soon; that will complete the package of 25 patents in 20 countries. Voted "Best Onshore Fracking Solutions Provider 2020" by CV Magazine. Oilfield waters are a multi-billion-dollar business today. ARAMCO, in Saudi Arabia, and ONGC in India, amongst others, use seawater for EOR (enhanced oil recovery) in the Ghawar and Mumbai High oilfields (respectively), as seawater is free! and available without any limits! Seawater is what was actually present in the reservoir rock pore spaces when the great marine environment reservoirs of the world were formed. We should be fracturing with it!

Our oil and gas industry does not re-use much produced water for hydraulic fracturing and there is still a huge volume of clean frac “source water” needed, even in the most mature oil and gas basins in the world (not to mention areas of the world which have no fresh water and no brackish groundwater, in the volumes required for “industrialized fracturing”; like the Middle East, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, China, Ukraine, Turkey, etc.). Our proposition is so simple; use Seawater onshore, where economically and logistically feasible, as a base fluid for fracturing, and try to stop using fresh water for fracturing in water stressed areas of the world! The industry likes green and sustainable solutions, when they are cheaper, easier, or have immediate uptake with management. What the O & G industry is doing with fresh water usage in fracturing is not sustainable, nor is it with due diligence to the longevity of our fresh water systems. Our grand-children will pay the price for our wasteful uses of fresh water. Consider this, if the industry would have worked together, and built a 60” pipeline for 400 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Permian Basin, in Texas, we would have saved over 18 Billion barrels of fresh water.
Offer Amount Sought
Sale $17,000,000
Exclusive license price $10,000,000
Exclusive license royalty 2.00%
Priority date
May 10, 2013
Expiration date
Aug 8, 2033
Forward references
27
Hydraulic fracturing is creating thousands of new oil and gas wells but requires significant amounts of freshwater, brackish water, or costly recycled produced water. Many big fields of the future located in arid regions where freshwater is limited. Local governments and communities have become hostile toward diversion of freshwater for fracturing processes and are moving to limit or prohibit use of freshwater. Seawater onshore solves this problem, which is free and unlimited at the source.
Country Status Patent or Application Number
United States Issued Patent 8,807,221
Issued Patents
Pending Applications only
Priority date
May 10, 2013
Expiration date
Aug 11, 2034
Forward references
4
5th U.S.A. patent – dealing with R.O. Water (USA) (R.O./Deal Waste) # US 9,862,871 B2. January 9, 2018. This approved patent claims the discharge waste of R.O. (reverse osmosis) and Desalination plants, as a base fluid for fracturing. Who would have ever dreamed that there were going to be more than 40 brackish “R.O.” plants in Texas? We did.
Country Status Patent or Application Number
United States Issued Patent 9,862,871
Issued Patents
Pending Applications only
Currently used in Alaska, for two great reasons... lower freezing point, and unlimited and plentiful supply, for free! It is documented in FRAC FOCUS.

NEXT - ARAMCO has declared that it will use in for fracturing in Jafurah, when that delayed project gets started... have a look... https://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-shale-gas/rpt-saudi-aramco-launches-largest-shale-gas-development-outside-u-s-idUSL5N2AO5O5

"Nasser (President and CEO) said Aramco had developed fracking using seawater, which will remove the obstacle that a lack of water supply represents to fracking in the desert. “A new shale revolution is taking place (in Saudi Arabia), it’s commercial and we are using seawater,” in the fracking process, Nasser said in an interview in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing Eastern Province. “A lot of people said it doesn’t work outside the U.S... because fracking uses a lot of water and we are not rich with water. But we are using seawater.”
A BSME mechanical engineer with 39 years of continuous oil and gas experience working with a major oilfield pumping services company, several international and USA based operators, and three new emerging technology companies. Experienced designing, implementing and supervising stimulation and completions in West Africa, East and West Texas USA, Algeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, and in the USA Rockies. Practical and knowledgeable management style to fracturing, frac water management - including produced water recycling, expandable casing, cementing, coiled tubing, completions, workovers, nitrogen, CO2, water control (conformance / EOR), well construction and well repair. Managed and supervised many aspects of well completions and workovers including feasibility studies, detailed well planning, production optimization, well stimulation and financial accountability. Most experience is land based, with offshore experience in West Africa, the North Sea, and India.
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