Fountain Quail Water Management, a subsidiary of Canada-based Aqua-Pure Ventures, has secured a contract from oil and natural gas firm Pioneer Natural Resources for installation of water treatment units.

As per the agreed terms, Fountain Quail will install two of its Nomad recycling water treatment at Pioneer’s Upton and Reagan County operations in Texas.

The water treatment units will be installed and become operational in the third quarter of 2013, the company said.

Commenting on the deal, Aqua-Pure Business Development head Richard Broderick said that the contract with Pioneer Natural will showcase the ability of the company’s water requirements in the unconventional oil industry.

"We look forward to growing our mutually beneficial, working relationship with such a preeminent oil and gas operator," added Broderick.

Fountain Quail Water Management, wholly owned by Aqua-Pure Ventures, provides low-cost, practical recycling alternatives for both shale gas and shale oil producers.