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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

Top SWD Frac Tank Wash Out Service Providers for Eagle Ford Shale

Fortress Environmental Services Offers a 6-Bay Frac Tank Wash for Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas Producers

Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Truck Wash and Frac Tank Washout Site
Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Truck Wash and Frac Tank Cleaning Station

With oil prices at an all time low and a downturn in the oil and gas industry, how do oilfield service companies generate enough revenue to make ends meet?

For Fortress Environmental Services the answer was easy – truck washes and frac tank washes. Unlike most Texas SWD (Salt Water Disposal) well operators, Fortress did not just drill a wastewater disposal well.

Instead, they doubled down on their investment and built an environmentally friendly truck wash next door to their SWD disposal well that houses three truck wash lanes and six frac tank washouts.

Why? Because the company wanted to become an environmental steward and show the hydraulic fracking industry that with the right planning, engineering and construction practices, the saltwater disposal business could become a very clean, green operation.

And today, that business strategy is paying off with some great dividends.  Transport trucking companies that support oilfield service companies in the Eagle Ford Shale need to clean their trucks, their truck transport trailers and frac tanks in between hydraulic fracturing drilling operations.

Fortress Environment Services in located in Gonzales, Texas, which is right in the middle of six major oil & gas fracking counties. The truck wash and frac tank cleaning station is located 1/4 mile south of I-10 (mile marker 649) & Hwy. 97 on paved roads at GPS Coordinates:  29.661534, -97.299444

The next closest frac tank cleaning companies are located in San Antonio or Houston, which are many miles and man-hours away.

Top SWD Frac Tank Wash Racks Serving the Eagle Ford and other Shale Oil & Gas Formations in Texas

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Top Texas SWD Wells Serving the Eagle Ford Shale

Fortress Environment Services Offers 1-Stop, Full-Service Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Wells Serving the Eagle Ford Shale in Atascosa, DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, Live Oak and Wilson Counties in Texas

Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Frac Tank Drop & Go Staging Area in Gonzales Texas
Fortress Environmental Texas SWD Frac Tank Drop & Go Staging Area in Gonzales Texas

Top Texas SWD (Salt Water Disposal) well provider, Fortress Environmental Services offers leading-edge, fast SWD dumps, transport truck tank wash racks, frac tank wash outs, exterior truck washes and fresh water depots for the Eagle Ford Shale Play

This top-rated, turnkey SWD facility is the fastest place to pump out, clean up, fill up, eat, take a shower and get back on the road in less than 30 minutes. Located at GPS Coordinates:  29.661534, -97.299444, which is 1/4 mile south of the intersection of I-10 and Hwy. 79 between San Antonio and Houston, the Fortress  Environmental SWD is the perfect truck stop to serve all of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas wells in and around the West Gulf Basin located in Southwest Texas near Gonzales and Waelder.

List of Top SWD Well Providers for Eagle Ford Shale in Texas

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