• Electro Separation Cell (ESC)
    Ultrafine Solids Removal for Oil Based Muds (OBMs)

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Wastewater treatment & Ultrafines Removal from OBM for Oil & Gas

Whether it’s for on site wastewater treatment for re-use or ultrafines removal from Oil Based Mud (OBM), Ground Effects Environmental Services (GEE) is a world-leader in electrokinetic systems for cost effective onsite wastewater treatment and ultrafines removal – onshore or offshore.

Gain huge savings treating wastewater for re-use with our turnkey, high-flow Electrocatalytic Oxidation (EOX) system. The EOX is a chemical-free approach to solving your wastewater problems. Low maintenance, low consumables and high runtimes add up to one thing—a great bottom line.


Our innovative Electro Separation Cell (ESC) removes ultrafines from synthetic and OBM without chemicals or heat and can be manufactured for onshore or offshore use. Low maintenance and easy to use, the ESC will save you thousands of dollars a day by treating your Synthetic OBM or OBM onsite and reclaiming drilling fluid for re-use.


Proven technology

GEE is a world leader in using advanced electrocatalytic oxidation to treat wastewater. Fast, chemical-free wastewater treatment, the patented EOX treatment technology combines high current electrocoagulation with high concentration ozone to create the most powerful advanced electrocatalytic oxidation approach in the world.

Mobile, modular or fixed plant, the EOX achieves broad-spectrum contaminant removal without the use of chemicals. It is fast, compact and effective.

A GEE-patented technology, the Electro Separation Cell (ESC) system is a chemical-free, turnkey OBM and drilling fluid recovery system for the oil and gas industry. The ESC consistently removes Low Gravity Solids (LGS) from Synthetic and Oil-Based Mud (OBM) using in a flow-through mode on a rig or batch mode for pure oil recovery from spent mud.

The Proof

Compact footprint. Huge savings. Low maintenance

We build our EOX to be a turnkey technology that is as efficient as it is compact. With high flow rates and high runtimes, the EOX makes and saves you money. In addition, the EOX is scalable to any flow rate required and can be optimized or monitored from anywhere in the world through our mobile app for Apple or Android.

About Ground Effects

Since 1998, Ground Effects Environmental Services (GEE) leads the way by offering the most effective and innovative electrokinetic innovations in the world for the oil and gas industry for wastewater treatment or solids control treatment of OBM. Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, GEE is an innovator of wastewater and liquids / solids separation technologies for the oil & gas, mining, municipal, agriculture, food and industrial sectors.

EOX Features

Both our EOX and ESC systems are high flow systems with variable flow rate options depending on customer requirements.
The EOX and the ESC have low consumables and are compact and easy to run. We can manufacture the system you need for purchase or rent. We design all our systems to be turnkey and low maintenance.
Because our electrokinetic systems use voltage only, our technologies have very low energy requirements. The EOX and the ESC have the lowest operating costs/m3 in the industry in their respective categories.
We can design and build to CSA, UL and IECEx certification if required. We can also design and manufacture for offshore specifications.

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EOX - Electrocatalytic Oxidation System

EOX - Electrocatalytic Oxidation System

Powerful, chemical-free wastewater treatment

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ESC - Electro Separation Cell System

Ultrafine Colloidal Solids Control for OBM

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