What does nginnovations, Inc. (commonly referred to as NGI) do, and how long has NGInnovations, Inc. been in business?
NGI was formed in February 2006 to develop new state-of-the-art technologies, and to patent its development processes, under the name of NGPureTM Water Solutions for the energy sectors of oil and gas and mining for reuse and the conservation of water supplies. NGI has mostly been supported from private funding. Recent commercialization starting in mid-2010 and has seen a very high level of interest, allowing NGI to be known as a green firm
Can NGI treat shale gas flowback water (Marcellus or Utica) that has been used to fracture a well allowing reuse in new drilling and fracturing activities? If so will heavy metals, salts and some other contaminates, usually found in this type of high TDS water, be reduced to acceptable levels for the water reuse?
NGI has demonstrated and tested its technology on many types of waters and at several locations that include Marcellus Shale flowback and production water, coal bed methane water, and waste water at coal mining sites containing various amounts of Aluminum, Selenium and Magnesium. All third-party verification of water tests using NGI processes have been successful.
What are the costs of NGI’s units? Can they be leased verses buying?
The first question is the most often asked, even before we even know the size, location or type of water to be processed. In all businesses NGI must know the water and the typical analysis of the water, volume needed to be treated and what the water is to be used for, as well as the location of the water before a unit cost can be determined or discussed.
Regarding the second question, NGI prefers to lease its unit and to provide operational service and maintenance. These costs are included in the lease agreement which allows operators minimal upfront costs and the risk of performance to be on NGI. Terms are agreed upon before constructing a unit for lease. Continued performance of the units is key to NGI success in the leasing of any of its units. To lease a unit, a firm would have to meet a credit check under commercial terms. The buying of a unit can be done, but would add a cost to the operator that would better be served in the drilling additional wells.
Does NGI belong to any association in the Oil and Gas business?
Yes, NGI belong to the West Virginia Oil and Gas Association, West Virginia Independent Oil and Gas Association, part of the Marcellus Environmental Work Group Committee and work with several other Gas and Oil related association or groups. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the Natural Gas and Oil Business, from compressor and booster plant design to metering stations to water treatment.