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ESI Acquires Patriot Environmental, Enhances Oil and Gas Expertise

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), an installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the U.S., has acquired Patriot Environmental of Meeker, Okla.

Founded in 2012, Patriot has grown to become a leading specialty contractor serving Texas and Oklahoma. Operating from offices in Odessa, Texas, and Meeker, Okla., Patriot is a provider and installer of geosynthetic lining materials for the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

“We are very excited to have the Patriot team join ESI. Patriot’s sustained performance and exceptional relationships with customers are what attracted us to them,” said Mark Dillon, ESI’s president, in a statement. “Patriot’s ‘get ‘er done’ character, long-term customer relationships and their highly competent team is a great culture fit for ESI. We look forward to helping Patriot increase the value it provides to the oil and gas industry.”

Water containment, especially in areas where water is a scare resource, is critical for horizontal fracking in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Whether it is for freshwater or recycled produced water, special containment systems referred to as pits or impoundments are built to manage the water. These impoundments are engineered systems featuring geosynthetic liners with leak protection. Geosynthetic lining materials are also used for reserve pits and secondary containment applications, while HDPE piping systems are used for the transportation of the water supporting production. Geosynthetic materials and HDPE piping systems are an integral part of the industry’s infrastructure, providing production and environmental benefits.

“We have been approached by a number of companies over the years interested in partnering with our company. As Mark stated, we believe ESI is a great culture fit and provides our team a fantastic opportunity to offer even greater value and scale to the industry,” said Cody Smithson, Patriot’s founder and president, in a statement.

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