Handex Industrial Services (HIS), based in Winter Park, FL, announced yesterday that they’ve been awarded a $750,000 contract to clean and treat chemical “sludge” left over from treating frack wastewater for…someone. The customer is not named. Actually, we think the press release from HIS is a bit screwed up. It says the contract is with “an environmental engineering and consulting firm conducting hydraulic fracturing.” We think they mean “an oilfield services firm.” We’re not aware of any engineering firms that do fracking. Where is the unnamed company located? “…the Marcellus Shale Formation in east central Ohio.” Er, we think they mean the Utica Shale in east central Ohio. Is there Marcellus there? Yes. But not a lot of drilling in the Marcellus layer in that area at this time.
At any rate, our point is this: A Florida company is doing work on cleaning up leftover chemical waste from frack wastewater. Other drillers/oilfield companies may be interested in knowing that, and other companies that can do the same thing located in the northeast should pay attention to the opportunities in their own back yard. Here’s the somewhat hard-to-understand press release from HIS: