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Well Pad Containment

First and foremost, The “Max C Pad” system provides containment and assurance that any leaks or spills during on site operations will be adequately contained in our subsurface containment system. Our Containment and Water Management System is constructed with a durable, chemically resistant, non-permeable membrane that is 100% watertight and includes an electronic leak detection system.

The leak detection system is used to confirm the system's integrity during construction and has the ability to test for continued performance and integrity throughout the use of the system. The “Max C Pad” system is compartmentalized allowing water to be pumped from one section to another as needed. The two end chambers will always be left empty to allow for potential spills or other drilling and Fracking operational problems.

The primary feature of our “Max C Pad” System is our man-hole system integrated in each compartment of the system. In a typical 300’ X 600’ well pad there will be four to eight segregated sections each with a man-hole access system. These man-holes provide a means of access to the fresh water that is collected and stored under the well pad allowing you to:

  •  Store fresh water.
  • Access the stored fresh water for pumping and use to drill and Frack a well on the pad.
  • Access the stored fresh water for pumping from one segregated compartment to another (within the same well pad) and pumping the stored fresh water from the well pad to a truck or a pipeline for transportation to another well pad.
  • Discharge any fresh water if necessary.
  • Allows for testing of stored water at any time for recycling

The “Max C Pad” system can easily be installed during well pad construction. Well pads will continue to be constructed because a solid working platform is required for well drilling and subsequent production enhancing activities.

Incorporating the “Max C Pad” system during well pad construction makes economic sense and provides the most environmental safety available today. A well pad's footprint is determined by the number of wells to be drilled and by the space required for temporary storage tanks, pump trucks, sand and chemical trucks, control vehicles, and other equipment required for drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations. Using the water storage capabilities of our system could ultimately reduce the size of the well pad footprint.

When using the “Max C Pad” system, all drilling and Fracking activity would take place directly on the well pad surface, eliminating the need for costly and unsafe temporary surface liners as well as off-pad or off-site fresh water storage pits.

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