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Water Transfer Services


Water Transfer

During the drilling and completions process of unconventional (horizontal) wells to access oil and gas resources, an average well requires a substantial amount of water to be brought both to and from the well pad for hydraulic fracturing. Trucking the water can be complicated, highly variable, and expensive; additionally local residents and businesses are often concerned that higher truck traffic with heavier loads will cause road damage and congestion. These considerations guide operators' decisions about proper management of water on a daily basis.

Solid Oak Provides:

  • High volume pumps
  • HDPE Pipe ranging from 4” to 16” ID
  • Manifolds, hoses, valves and fittings
  • Fusing machines
  • Pump and manifold containments
  • Heaters for winter operations
  • Trusses for stream crossings


System design factors include:

  • Water sources (fresh water, flow back for reuse, or blended from fresh water sources, above ground storage tanks, or impoundments)
  • Distances
  • Elevation changes
  • Operator required water volumes and supply rates
  • Well pad and working tank layouts


Solid Oak mobilizes supplies and equipment, installs and operates systems including pumps, fused HDPE pipe, manifolds, fittings and valves.  Once installed systems are pressure tested prior to use to assure no leaks in the system.  Solid Oak operates the system during all hydraulic fracturing operations to assure the required water volumes are provided at the designated rates.  Back-up pumps are generally included in all water transfer systems designed for hydraulic fracturing.


Solid Oak also designs and operates systems to transfer water from impoundment to impoundment or to truck loading stations.


Solid Oak - Headquarters
201 S. Johnson Road Ste. 101
Houston, PA 15342
724.873.0778 (FAX)

Yard Locations:

Solid Oak - Houston, PA
159 S. Johnson Road
Houston, PA 15342
724.873.0778 (FAX)

Solid Oak - Williamsport, PA
40 Johnson Lane
Lock Haven, PA 17745
570.769.6713 (FAX)

Solid Oak - Marietta, OH
505 River Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
724.873.0778 (FAX)