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Independent Laboratory Verifies Large-Scale Contamination Removal by OriginOil’s Frack Water Cleanup Technology

OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, published independent laboratory results verifying dramatic effectiveness in treating flowback water at a rate greater than 1,000 barrels per day from a disposal site in Western Colorado.

“We knew from early internal lab tests that CLEAN-FRAC™ has outstanding capabilities. Now those results have been verified in a demonstration-scale system by Lizard Analytical Laboratories, an independent laboratory located in Grand Junction, Colorado,” stated Lee Portillo, VP of Engineering for OriginOil. “We are now scheduling multiple customer site trials and intend to continue to publish performance results and case studies from these test sites.”

The Lizard Analytical Laboratories test report is available at www.originoil.com/pdf/OriginOil-External-Field-Testing-Report-July-2014.pdf.

These water quality test results complement the recent announcement regarding the very low CLEAN-FRAC energy usage of 0.22 kwh per barrel of water processed which amounts to about $0.03 per barrel. Typically oil & gas plays yield water with much higher salinity, which could lower the energy usage even more. CLEAN-FRAC not only removes as much as 99 percent of the suspended solids and hydrocarbons, it has been shown to do so with very low energy usage.

“Many of our potential customers have been asking for these third party results which we now have available,” said Bill Charneski, President of OriginOil’s Oil & Gas Division. “Our expectation is that these results will accelerate our sales process.”

The system tested was OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC™ end-to-end system, which in this case included: the EWS module plus an iSep™ UltraFiltration (UF) membrane system from TriSep Corporation to provide downstream polishing. CLEAN-FRAC systems can include advanced downstream treatment steps to meet a customer’s specific water quality needs.

Contaminant Reduction Numbers

  • 99.6% of Turbidity.
  • 90.3% of Total Suspended Solids.
  • 90.5% of Oil in Water.

Lower Energy Costs

On July 2, OriginOil demonstrated the very low energy cost of CLEAN-FRAC in treating frac flowback and produced water during large-scale testing at a salt water disposal well in Western Colorado, averaging Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) of 0.22 kWh per barrel including pumping and membrane energy.

For comparison, these CLEAN-FRAC numbers are more than 60 percent lower than Halliburton’s published energy usage of just over 0.56 kWh per barrel for its CleanWave Mini-Water Treatment system.

“We believe the test data for both water quality and energy usage obtained from the CLEAN-FRAC is outstanding,” stated Bill Charneski, President of the Oil & Gas Division, “Whether the EWS technology is licensed to an equipment supplier with complementary products or is sold as part of CLEAN-FRAC, the technology is ready for sale.”

On 27 May 2014, a showcase was held at the headquarters of OriginOil licensee, Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI) on Colorado’s Western Slope, the showcase featured the CLEAN-FRAC™ 1500 system (photo), which is designed to process frac flowback and produced water at a rate of up to 1500 barrels per day (bpd), to the exact purity levels that customers require.

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About OriginOil, Inc.

OriginOil has developed a breakthrough water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries. Unlike other technologies, the company's patent-pending Electro Water Separation™ process rapidly and efficiently removes organic material from large quantities of water without the need for chemicals. For the oil & gas industry, OriginOil is helping clean up produced water and recycle fracking water, to reduce harm to the environment and lower costs. For the emerging algae industry, OriginOil is making large-scale harvest possible. And in aquaculture, OriginOil is helping improve yields and making seafood healthier by dramatically reducing the levels of toxic ammonia and bacteria in water. For a world short on clean water, OriginOil is the lower-cost and cleaner answer. To learn more about OriginOil®, please visit our website at www.originoil.com.

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Matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this update, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with our history of losses and our need to raise additional financing, the acceptance of our products and technology in the marketplace, our ability to demonstrate the commercial viability of our products and technology and our need to increase the size of our organization. Further information on the Company's risk factors is contained in the Company's quarterly and annual reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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