In the News

Click the image below to see the full article, “Rethinking water in the oilfield.”

Water Standard, a global leader in water treatment solutions, announced today that it has secured a contract with Shell Offshore, Inc. (Shell) for the design, fabrication, testing, and shipment of an Ultrapure Water Generation Package (UWGP) to be integrated on Appomattox, Shell’s floating production system located in deepwater, Gulf of Mexico. The UWGP includes compact Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Membrane Deaeration (MDA) coupled with a demineralization process using Continuous Electrodeionization (CEDI).

With this award, Water Standard builds on its commitment to pioneer cost effective and robust water treatment solutions that meet the rigorous and exacting requirements of the offshore environment.

For more information on Water Standard’s compact solutions, contact us directly at or call us at +1-713-400-4777.

Once a year, the global water/wastewater industry votes on the top 25 industry leaders and these votes are culminated in Water & Wastewater International’s (WWi) “Top 25 Water Industry Leader’s” list. The candidates are nominated by an advisory committee of experts who submit their entries and then the WWi readers vote on who they think deserves to be part of the top 25.

Water Standard is pleased to announce that two of their top executives landed on this prestigious list this year.

Lisa Henthorne, Sr. VP and CTO of Water Standard, ranked #5 on the list, demonstrating that her knowledge and experience sets her apart in this industry. She currently sits on the board of the Produced Water Society and holds three U.S. patents in water treatment with multiple U.S. and international patents pending. Ms. Henthorne was the first female president of the International Desalination Association from 2007-2009 and sat on the board for Directors for 16 years. She has 25+ years in the desalination and water treatment industry.

Amanda Brock, CEO and founder of Water Standard, ranked #17 on the list and is viewed as an industry strategist. She has spent her career focused in the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors and is regularly invited to speak at global conferences on the water energy nexus. Ms. Brock serves on the Board of Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and the Advisory Board of Texas Executive Women. Ms. Brock recently led the charge in Water Standard’s recent acquisition of Monarch Separators, another Houston based water treatment company.

To learn more about WWi’s Top 25 Water Industry Leaders, visit: wwi_Top_25_Leaders

Houston, TX | January 25, 2016

Water Standard, a leader in water treatment solutions for the oil and gas and industrial sector, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the business of Monarch Separators, a Houston, Texas-based supplier of industrial produced water and oil separation equipment, with a long and successful history of delivering differentiated equipment globally into the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry.

Amanda Brock, CEO of Water Standard, remarked, “This exciting acquisition complements our product lines and enhances our technology portfolio. With the separation capabilities of Monarch, we are now a full service water treatment solution provider delivering injection water, high purity water, produced water and industrial wastewater treatment to our customers. This confirms Water Standard’s position as a highly sought after provider of robust, integrated technologies that are responsive to our customers’ changing needs.”

The synergies between the two companies, combined with the advantages of vertical integration, enable the Water Standard Group to quickly deliver innovative, competitively priced treatment solutions, from small, skid-mounted assemblies and mobile equipment, to larger integrated packages and modules.

Kirk Wagner, President of Monarch Separators added, “We are thrilled be a part of the Water Standard Group. This acquisition will support our mission to provide comprehensive produced water treatment solutions, including system integration, analysis, and support services, which is missing in the industry today. We are excited to combine our experience and talent to share the benefits of this transaction with our customers around the world.”


Water Standard is a global water treatment specialist and recognized leader in delivering innovative solutions and services to the energy industry. The company specializes in compact modular systems and mobile onshore and offshore facilities, offering flexible contract options for products and services ranging from specialized engineering and design, to turn-key and rental systems. For more information, visit:


Monarch designs, engineers, and manufacturers various essential separation technologies for the removal of oil and solids from water produced by the global energy industry.

For more information, visit:

Holly Churman, Technology Manager at Water Standard, will present “Evaluating economic tradeoffs in produced water treatment for CEOR flood development” on Wednesday, Jan 27 at 8:10 am at PWS in Houston. As co-author of this presentation, Holly will expand on the abstract below:

One of the most challenging aspects of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) is the evaluation of economic trade-offs during the design phase of a project. Often, the most impactful and difficult of these decisions involves modification of the composition of the injection water, as it is uncommon for operators to have suitable water available for CEOR floods without prior treatment. This is particularly important when the injection water source under evaluation is produced water. The extent to which water must be treated to achieve CEOR program objectives must then be determined. A screening workflow has been developed to quantify water treatment strategies on a Net Present Value (NPV) basis to aid water treatment decision making.

One example of a water treatment decision is whether to use hard, high-salinity produced water in a surfactant-polymer (SP) flood, or to soften the water and add alkali in an alkali-surfactant polymer (ASP) flood. Is the cost of softening the water worth the advantages of adding the alkali? Or is there a cost benefit to desalinating and softening the produced water for polymer flooding? We attempt to answer these questions by developing economic case studies for a set of reservoir properties and water compositions.

A unified screening tool merging mechanistic reservoir simulation and modeling of produced water treatment strategies allows users to compare various options on the basis of NPV. Reservoir simulations were completed using parameters derived from laboratory and field-scale measurements to properly capture the impacts of selected produced water softening and desalination methods on the performance of the CEOR floods. Test cases evaluating the use of produced water to drive an ASP pilot in a heterogeneous carbonate were conducted, followed by investigation into other reservoir conditions. This new tool and workflow has proven advantageous to enable users to navigate the difficult decision matrix of produced water driven CEOR flood development.

Robert Fortenberry, Reservoir Engineer, Ultimate EOR Services
Holly Churman, Technology Manager, Water Standard
Lisa Henthorne, SVP and CTO, Water Standard
Modjeh Delshad, President, Ultimate EOR Services

Click HERE for more information on PWS.

Houston, TX

Water Standard Management, a global water treatment company,  recently announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pall Corporation. The two companies will collaborate in developing and offering integrated membrane solutions for greenfield and brownfield waterflooding projects in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Water Standard’s CEO, Amanda Brock, commented, “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Pall Corporation. As operators increasingly understand the benefits of waterflooding, this collaboration with Pall brings together leaders in the industry who can offer operators proven, compact water treatment solutions. Together, we can provide an integrated membrane solution to meet clients’ technical needs, even in challenging environments. Offshore space and weight constraints have often impacted an operator’s ability to install waterflood systems but with these new compact systems, operators will be able to consider waterflooding to extend field life and increase productivity and profitability for many additional years.”

Membrane technology has been used offshore in multiple applications for over 25 years. Water Standard focuses on using proven membrane technology in compact configurations to meet the demands of offshore waterflood applications. Water Standard’s expertise in developing compact membrane solutions, combined with Pall Corporation’s proven track record of providing high-tech water filtration systems to the waterflood market, results in high value water treatment solutions to meet the most demanding requirements for the upstream oil and gas industry.

For more information on Water Standard’s compact membrane product line, contact us at 713-400-4777 or


Water Standard is a global water treatment specialist and recognized leader in delivering innovative water treatment solutions and services for desalination, water-based improved and enhanced oil recovery (IOR/EOR), ultrapure and produced water to the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas industry. The company specializes in compact modular systems and mobile offshore facilities and offers flexible contract options for products and services ranging from specialized engineering and design to turn-key and fully outsourced solutions.


Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industrial manufacturing. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation serves customers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

Amanda Brock, CEO of Water Standard, contributed insight to the discussions of the water energy nexus at the Border Energy Forum (BEF) in San Diego, CA, Oct 14-16, 2015. This unique forum brings together elected officials, top-level executives and energy innovators to facilitate cross-border business.

In an era of increasing water scarcity, the energy industry’s focus must shift to cost, access to supply, reuse, and disposal. As economic growth and water are inextricably linked, it’s crucial to better understand and define the industry’s local impact.

Ms. Brock moderated a panel as a featured expert and joined Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, Mexican Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, Canadian Ambassador to the US, Gary Doer, and many others to work together to increase regional development of clean energy projects, promote cross-border energy trade, and advance technologies and innovative solutions for sustainable resource management.

Ms. Brock also interviewed George P. Bush to dig deeper into energy issues. Click the image below to see the full interview.

To learn more about the BEF, visit

Water Standard is pleased to present Upstream Technology Magazine’s article featuring Water Standard and the development of compact Membrane Deaeration Technology (MDA) to remove dissolved oxygen from injection water. This article, which was published in the 10/2015 edition of Upstream Technology is protected by copyright. Click the image below to read the full story.