The technology is now available to allow oil companies to recycle water used for hydraulic fracturing in North Dakota and other states in the US.
But implementing that technology in the oil field will take time as operators adjust to the new methods and regulators respond with new permitting rules.
The oil industry used about 5.5 billion gallons of fresh water in North Dakota in 2012.
In recent years, Halliburton told its customers that hydraulic fracturing required fresh water but technology advancements have changed that, and Halliburton is now promoting a system it says can reuse water that is injected into deep underground formations in North Dakota.
Breitling has already tested the technology and we are looking forward to implementing it at all of our drilling locations.