As the dominant producer in the Barnett Shale of North Texas, Devon sought innovative ways to reduce the use of fresh water in its operations. It partnered with Fountain Quail Water Management to develop a technology to turn salt water into fresh water. Although initial results were not encouraging, Devon management decided to push forward. Those efforts paid off. Devon became the first in the industry to recycle flow-back water used in hydraulic fracturing. The technology is not only cost-effective, but also environmentally friendly. The pioneering effort is now used across the industry in other shale plays.
The Culture of Achievement series highlights Devon's history through stories from our executives, managers and employees. The videos illustrate the company's values, character and achievements.