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Top Texas SWD Trucking Companies Serving the Eagle Ford Shale

Fortress Environment Services Provides Superior Customer Service, Fast Transport Truck Pump Outs, Truck Washes and Fresh Water Fill Ups for Trucking Companies Serving the Eagle Ford Shale

Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Dumping Wastewater at El Cruce #1 in Gonzales Texas
Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Dumping Wastewater at El Cruce #1 in Gonzales Texas

Fortress Environmental Services works with the leading Eagle Ford Shale trucking companies to provide a streamlined and highly efficient salt water disposal operation.

Over the past 30 years, the company’s management team has built hundreds of SWD sites throughout Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. During this build out they spent many years developing good, old-fashioned handshake relationships with numerous oilfield service companies, drilling exploration/production operators and tanker truck transport fleets.

The company listened closely to what fleet managers, dispatchers and truck drivers said they wanted and needed to make their business run faster, more efficiently so that they could maximize drive time, labor costs, fuel costs and reduce truck maintenance costs.

Based on many years of feedback, Fortress built its first leading-edge, state-of-the-art, one-stop SWD disposal and truck wash in Gonzales, Texas, that was designed specifically with truck drivers in mind. The facility allows drivers to complete an 8-minute wastewater dump, a 20-minute truck trailer tank washout, a 20-minute exterior truck wash, and if needed a 12-minute fresh water fill-up and be back on the road in a little over an hour’s time.

Time is money. And saving time on quick turn around service from a single location allows truckers and trucking companies to transport many more loads in a single day. During an oil boom downturn earning as much revenue as possible is a very important consideration for both drilling operators and oilfield service companies.

The nearest truck tank wash outs, frac tank wash outs and exterior truck washes (wash racks) are 160 miles away in either San Antonio or 220 miles away in Houston. And most regular truck washes don’t provide saltwater disposal tanker transport or 500 BBL frac tank wash outs in tandem with a standard exterior truck, which means stopping at more than one type of truck wash to get the job done.

It doesn’t take truckers or trucking companies long to do the math based on miles, fuel costs, drive time and man-hours to determine that Fortress SWD site and truck wash can save thousands of dollars. On average, stopping at Fortress Environmental’s SWD truck stop allows each truck driver to save around $1,900 to $2,800 per disposal. (Click here to download a spreadsheet calculator).

List of Top Trucking Companies that would benefit from Fortress’ SWD, Truck Washes, Tank Washes and/or Frac Tank Washes

Atascosa County
Bexar County
Caldwell
DeWitt County
Ector County
Gonzales County
Harris County
Karnes County
Lavaca County
Live Oak County
Midland County
Wilson County

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Top Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Producers

Fortress Environmental Services Provides 1-Stop Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Services, Frac Tank Washes and Truck Washes for Fast, Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Operations for Top Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Producers

Map of Oil & Gas Producers in Eagle Ford Shale Play in Texas
Map of Oil & Gas Producers in Eagle Ford Shale Play in Texas

Top Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Operators

Whether its oil, wet gas, or dry gas, all hydraulic fracking wells inject millions of gallons of water to fracture the shale rock structures which allows all of the trapped fluids to flow back into the well bore.

What most people don’t realize is that along with oil and gas, there are billions of gallons of ancient sea water that are located alongside the petroleum resources.  On average, an oil well will produce 10 barrels of sea or salt water for every 1 barrel of oil.

So Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas wells produce billions of gallons of saltwater per year that needs to be cleaned and then re-injected back to where it came from.  The flow back water contains sediment, salt water and petroleum-based fluids.  As the water is conveyed back to the top of the well it is stored in 500 BBL frac tanks. Over time these frac tanks fill up with sediment and need to be cleaned.

As the frac tanks fill up with flowback water, 130 BBL water tanker trucks pull up and download the produced water from the frac tanks and then transport it to saltwater disposal (SWD) wells.  After pumping out the wastewater at the SWD site, the truck’s tank trailer needs to be cleaned before it can be refilled with fresh water and trucked back to the drill site.

The frac trucks that transport water and wastewater to and from drilling sites drive many miles on dirt roads.  As a result, they also need to get regular exterior truck washes to meet TXDOT regulations to keep clean tanks and truck exteriors.

There are numerous SWD sites throughout the Eagle Ford Shale, but none provide frac tank washouts nor do they provide truck washing facilities. This means that a lot of time and effort has to be invested into transporting trucks and frac tanks to facilities in San Antonio or Houston to be cleaned.

The advantage of Fortress Environmental Services SWD truck stop is that the facility provides a one-stop shop for all of the services mentioned above. In addition to wastewater disposal, track tank washouts and truck washes, the facility also has a 50,000 BBL fresh water depot.

All of these services eliminate the need for truckers to drive hundreds of miles roundtrip to numerous different locations, which saves time, fuel and money for everyone involved.

Map of Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Wells

Map of Producing Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Wells

Fortress Environmental Services Truck Wash Utilizes Propane Heaters to Heat Water for Steam Pressure Washers

Fortress Environmental Services Truck Washes Utilize Propane Heaters to Heat Water for Steam Pressure Washers

Fortress Environmental Holdings Propane Heaters for Steam Truck Washes
Fortress Environmental Uses Propane Heaters to Provide Heated Truck Pressure Washes
Fortress Environmental Holdings High Pressure Water Pumps Truck Washes and Frac Tank Wash Outs
Fortress Environmental Holdings High Pressure Water Pumps Truck Washes and Frac Tank Wash Outs

Fortress Environmental Holdings 4-Lane Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Well with High-Speed Pumps

Fortress Environmental Holdings 4-Lane Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Well with High-Speed Pumps for Fast, One-Stop Service

Fortress Environmental Holdings 4-Lane Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Well with High-Speed Pumps
Fortress Environmental Holdings 4-Lane Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Well with High-Speed Pumps

Once Cleaned Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Pumps Salt Wastewater Down into the Disposal Well

Once Cleaned Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Pumps Salt Wastewater Down 8,000 ft. into the Disposal Well

Once Cleaned Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Pumps Salt Wastewater Down into the Disposal Well
Once Cleaned Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Pumps Salt Wastewater Down into the Disposal Well

Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Unloading Wastewater at El Cruce #1 SWD Well in Gonzales, Texas

Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Unloading Wastewater at the El Cruce #1 SWD Well in Gonzales, Texas

Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Dumping Wastewater at El Cruce #1 in Gonzales Texas
Three Salt Water Transport Trucks Unloading Wastewater at El Cruce #1 in Gonzales Texas