Citadel Energy Expands Scientific Team With Addition of Former State Director of Oklahoma Corporation Commission, & Oil Company Veteran

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Company announces addition of Bruce Langhus, Ph.D., C.P.G., and Marian Smith, Ph.D. to the management team

Citadel Energy Services, LLC, a leading fluid services management provider for US oil and gas companies, today announced the addition of Bruce Langhus, Ph.D., C.P.G., and Marian Smith, Ph.D. to the company's management team. As Chief Geologist and Director of Research, respectively, Drs. Langhus and Smith will fill a vital scientific role as Citadel further develops its Fresh Water and Saltwater Disposal facilities in North Dakota's Bakken Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas.

Managing Partner & Co-Chairman of Citadel Energy, Stanton Dodson, comments, "Now more than ever, all across North America water has taken center stage in the success of oil and gas operations in shale basins. With massive volumes of freshwater involved in shale well completions on the front end, and in the recovery and disposal of wastewater on the backend, oilfield operators are experiencing challenges like never before. Having two distinguished geologists on our team with such deep experience in the oil and gas industries will keep us on the forefront of technology and solutions for our customers."

"Depending on the region, a typical shale well completion can require between 3 million to 11 million gallons of water. Much of this water flows back quickly, with considerably more returning over the life of the well, all of which has to be treated and disposed of safely. We have environmental considerations as well as technology challenges within each region we operate. Drs. Langhus and Smith are invaluable assets on the ground at our facilities. We are very honored to have them join our team," continued Dodson.

Dr. Langhus is the former State Director for Class II Underground Injection Control (UIC) program for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, responsible for approximately 25,000 oil and gas Saltwater Disposal wells in the state. The majority of these wells were enhanced oil recovery (EOR) wells, including CO2 and N2 injectors. He worked closely with operators and regulators to tailor regulations and policy to guarantee environmental protection and operational options for owners. Dr. Langhus’ experience uniquely qualifies him for dealing with the complex issues associated with Full Stream Water Management (FSWM) in both technical and regulatory aspects. His background in management and technical positions in the energy sector in conventional and unconventional settings gives him insights that are both global and local in nature. Dr. Langhus’ extensive work with Gulf Oil Corporation and other oil & gas developers has seen him lead efforts for analysis, exploration, mapping and remedial design and construction throughout North and South America, Asia and South Africa. Read a full bio on Dr. Langhus.

Dr. Smith has more than 25 years of geological research expertise having authored vital due diligence and feasibility studies for academia and the petroleum industry in the U.S. and Canada. She has provided detailed analyses and studies on oil & gas projects in Africa, Alaska, the Middle East, and throughout North America. Dr. Smith posts have included work in the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, for Syncrude Canada Ltd., Tripolitic Chert Reservoir at the North Slope, Alaska for Sohio Oil Company, and the Meren Field Sands, Onshore Niger Delta, in Nigeria for Gulf Oil Corporation, as well as projects for the University of New Brunswick, University of South Carolina, Western Michigan University, and Michigan Technological University. Read a full bio on Dr. Smith.

About Citadel Energy, LLC
Citadel Energy provides a range of fluid management services to America’s oil and gas producers including the safe, controlled disposal of flowback and produced water, while also providing freshwater sources in certain high activity drilling areas such as the Bakken Shale region of North Dakota/Montana and the Eagle Ford Shale region in Texas. For more information visit or connect on Twitter and Facebook.

Citadel Energy's full company description and important cautions regarding forward-looking statements made in this release are available at

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