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Water Standard, through its produced water subsidiary, Monarch Separators is pleased to successfully complete an offshore produced water filtration system for a major international oil company we’ve had a history with since the 1970’s. This filtration package is designed to treat 75,000 BWPD of oily water on an offshore platform in the gulf of Mexico and marks the second unit we have installed on this platform. The first unit, an Ultrapure Water Generation Package, provides high purity water for the platform’s boiler feedwater system and this excursion filtration package will treat the opposite process stream of produced water. The completion of these two units demonstrates our wide range of water treatment capabilities we offer our customers.

Water Standard is proud to send another completed system out the door of its recently acquired Monarch Separators Fabrication Facility in Houston. On its way to a bulk plant in Saudi Arabia, this oily water separation system employs our VFS adjustable technology to enable the operators to externally adjust the skimming level based on real-time parameters without interruption to the process or shutdown of the unit. We know our client of over 20 years will be satisfied once again!

As mentioned in earlier news, Amanda Brock, CEO was honored as an Innovator at Houston Business Journal’s Women in Energy Leadership Event. See press release for full story.

Dec. 7, 2016 Water Standard, a global leader in water treatment solutions for the energy industry, is pleased to announce Amanda Brock, CEO, has been recognized as an “Innovator” in the Houston Business Journal’s Women in Energy Leadership Awards.

At an exclusive dinner held in Houston, Ms. Brock was recognized for her many professional affiliations and environmental efforts over her 25+ years in the industry. Her foresight and passion for water conservation within oil and gas drove her to help found Water Standard in 2008 and the company is now recognized as a pioneer in water treatment for the energy industry. Ms. Brock believes strongly that, “We have to give back and make the environment a better place for the people we’re leaving it to.”

Viewed as an industry strategist, Ms. Brock is regularly requested to speak and participate at global events, keeping the topic of water scarcity and reuse at the forefront. She sits on several Advisory Boards and counsels Private Equity Investors, identifying global investment opportunities in the water and energy sectors. She is also a regular columnist writing on the Water Energy Nexus, for Global Water Intelligence published in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Ms. Brock contributes her success to the team that supports and drives her. She is proud that Water Standard is successfully navigating the industry downturn as the company continues to deliver effective water treatment solutions for today’s challenges. As part of Water Standard’s strategy, Ms. Brock proactively initiated the recent acquisition of Houston-based Monarch Separators to better respond to the industry’s need to recycle and reuse produced water.

Ms. Brock serves as an inspiration and role model to those around her. She admits, “There is no Superwoman. Things can get messy but at the end of the day, it’s going to be ok.”

Amanda Brock, founder and CEO of Water Standard is to be honored at Houston Business Journal’s second annual Women in Energy Leadership Awards event to celebrate the top women of Houston’s energy companies on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Houstonian Hotel. The honorees were judged on their career achievement in energy, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership. They are considered Women of Influence, Women to Watch and Innovators in the industry. The event was designed to honor the top women in executive positions at energy companies of all sizes. Learn more about the Awards Dinner HERE.

Houston, TX | July 26, 2016

Water Standard, a global leader in water treatment solutions for the energy industry, announced today that it has been awarded four separate projects by various international oil companies. Water Standard expanded its network and capabilities when it recently acquired Houston-based Monarch Separators. Together, the duo is strategically navigating the industry downturn by taking advantage of their vertical integration to offer highly effective, differentiated products at competitive pricing.

The four recent project awards include:

• The supply of Monarch Separator’s MicroFloat Flotation System, for SAGD operations in China. The system will be installed at the Zihua Treatment Station.
• A “Single Pack” Corrugated Plate Interceptor (CPI) Separator System with a polishing filter on the effluent discharge for a Fuel Oil Plant in Brownsville, Texas.
• SCPI Packs for a project offshore Angola, which Monarch Separators originally completed in 2013.
• A Hi-Flow Skid Package consisting of vessels and associated piping designed to treat produced water for a major international oil company’s offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

All four projects are being manufactured in Water Standard’s newly remodeled, 22,000 square foot, ASME certified fabrication facility. Work on the projects is expected to be executed through the first quarter of 2017.

Amanda Brock, CEO of Water Standard states, “We are extremely pleased with these contract awards during such a difficult time in the industry. Water Standard has responded to the challenging market environment by delivering better designed, cost effective solutions.”

About Water Standard
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:

About Monarch Separators
Monarch Separators designs, engineers and manufactures various essential separation technologies for the removal of oil and solids from water produced globally by the energy industry. For more information, visit:

As reported in the Water Desalination Report – 11 July 2016

Houston-based Water Standard has successfully executed a contract for an Ultrapure Water Package for a major international oil company. The package will be installed on a 175,000 barrel-per-day floating production system located in deepwater, Gulf of Mexico. The package – which consists of an RO system, Water Standard’s proprietary MDA (membrane deaeration) system and a continuous electrodeionization (CEDI) unit – will provide high purity water for the platform’s boiler feedwater system.
The compact, skid mounted package was manufactured and tested in Water Standard’s Houston fabrication facility, and according to Mark Legg, the company’s Senior Commercial Vice President, is the first of its kind on an offshore platform.
“Not only was the entire system designed to meet Class 1, Division, 2 specifications for operation in hazardous environment, it must produce water with a specific conductivity of less than 0.10 µS/cm and the MDA’s membrane contactors must continuously remove dissolved oxygen to less than 10 ppb without chemical oxygen scavengers,” said Legg.

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Speak to our Subject Matter Experts, Stephen Van Pelt or Holly Johnson Churman to learn more about these technologies. 713.400.4777

To learn more about the Water Desalination Report (WDR), click HERE

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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