STW Resources Appoints Water Specialist Veteran to Board of Directors

Company Adds Alan Murphy to Board of Directors

MIDLAND, Texas--()--STW Resources Holding Corp (“STW” or “the Company”), an integrated provider of water management, including water reclamation and remediation, and oilfield services, announced today that Alan Murphy, President of STW Water Process & Technologies, a subsidiary of STW Resources, was unanimously appointed to its Board of Directors in a vote held Friday, August 21, 2015.

Mr. Murphy has more than 25 years of water industry experience encompassing the design, operations and management of water projects including project management and construction. He has been involved in the design, engineering, construction, and/or maintenance of over 700 water-technology related projects in Texas and internationally. As a licensed electrical journeyman in the State of Texas and certified as a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Level III Water Treatment Specialist, Mr. Murphy is a noted expert in the field of water technology, primarily in municipal, industrial, and oil/gas applications. He has in-depth technical knowledge, including various types of membrane filtration systems, water recovery, reuse, reclamation processes and desalination systems. He also has experience in state and federal regulatory compliance as well as electrical, automation controls, process design, troubleshooting services and complete installation, full-scale commissioning, training and plant operations.

Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources, said, “Alan is a very important and well respected leader in the world of water reclamation. I have known and worked with him for several years now. Even though there are many well-respected and very bright water guys out here, I find him to be the absolute brightest that I know. He has worked with almost every water technology available in some capacity. He not only is knowledgeable about the various technologies, but he also understands the purpose of each one and how it can be used to treat and remove the different contaminants from dirty water in the most effective and cost efficient manner. He also understands water contamination and the issues with it, but he is also 'hands on' when it comes to manufacturing, installation, and the commissioning of systems. His specialties include municipal wastewater and the desalination of brackish, seawater, and oilfield-produced and flowback waters to meet potable standards for use in municipalities and industrial applications.”

Mr. Weiner continued, “Alan has been instrumental in the application of newer and more advanced and efficient desalination technologies which recover more fresh water at lower costs from contaminated and salt laden waters. Historically, the world has been negligent in managing its fresh water resources and ultimately has wasted them. While the conventional desalination and reclamation technologies are somewhat effective, they regularly recover only approximately 45-55% fresh water. These older technologies produce an incredible amount of wastewater that has to be either dumped into the ocean, which negatively affects the delicate ecology, or disposed of by evaporation or deep well disposal methods, thus wasting our 'alternative' water resources.”

Mr. Weiner concluded, “The approach that Alan takes moves these inefficient technologies into almost extinction since the advanced technologies that he has been instrumental in introducing and implementing can recover up to 95-98% of fresh water from saltwater and contaminated industrial water economically. He has also introduced another technology that can economically and feasibly treat municipal wastewater effluent for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR). The current technologies available can treat municipal wastewater effluent, but have inherent problems with bacteria being able to ultimately pass through the system and thus rendering the system ineffective over long periods of time. Billions of gallons of semi-treated municipal wastewater effluent are discarded daily into our rivers and oceans, which can instead be treated to potable DPR standards. The current practice is to treat the wastewater effluent and then inject it into underground reservoirs to be pumped out later for use. This methodology adds substantial costs that are simply unwarranted and are passed on to the customer… you and me. This continuation of ridiculous mismanagement of our water resources is what we, at STW Resources, are endeavoring to change.”

Mr. Murphy said, “I am honored to have this opportunity to join such a distinguished Board and to continue the quest to help treat any and all possible contaminated and salt water resources. At STW, I have the liberty to research, test, and bring new technologies to the market to make water reclamation more effective and less costly. One of my objectives is to ultimately make clean water available to everyone. There are many people in the world without clean water and I think we can have a dramatic impact on this global problem.”

Mr. Murphy added, “I am also extremely excited about our recent move into the manufacturing sector with our new partner, Sunstone Water Group. They have some of the most advanced, cutting edge technologies that will ultimately be the standard of water treating technologies and we are part of the catalyst to bring these technologies to fruition.”

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About STW Resources Holding Corp.

STW Resources Holdings Corp (OTCQB: STWS) is a quality provider of oilfield pipeline services and water reclamation and processing and management services. STW Water is a Total Water Solutions Provider Company and provides turnkey design build solutions and provides its Customers with “out-of-the-box” design solutions to meet customer’s water needs. STW Water has capabilities to provide complete oversight of various water and wastewater projects with primary focus on engineering, regulatory permitting including Public Water Systems (PWS), Discharge permits, Pilot exception and Pilot Study, equipment design & treatment process design, manufacturing & installation and full scale Commissioning and training for all types of oil & gas, industrial, and municipal water and wastewater markets throughout the State of Texas and the United States. Recently, STW’s model of water ownership has had a great deal of success and broken ground on the Ft. Stockton, Texas project.

The Company consults and provides customized water analysis, reclamation and remediation services to a variety of complex oil and gas produced and flowback water, brackish water, ocean water desalination, industrial, and municipal applications throughout several geographic locations to fill a tremendous need for fresh water in the areas they service. As an independent solutions provider, STW utilizes proven technologies from various well-known manufacturers, including a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology that is economically feasible to use. These technologies are available as fixed or mobile units with varying capabilities. STW's process ensures that the most effective and efficient technologies are implemented. The ZLD system can process any saline laden water with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels ranging from 5,000 ppm to >300,000 ppm. Current potential project locations include the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), the west Texas Delaware and Permian Basins (TX), eastern New Mexico, and ocean desalination projects on the Gulf Coast of Texas, California, and Hawaii.

STW, with its manufacturing partner Sunstone Water Group, also has the technology to reclaim municipal wastewater to potable reuse standards. It is specifically referred to as: Municipal Reclaimed “NEW” Water. STW’s (Formerly “Toilet-to-Tap”) Reclaimed “NEW” Water systems for reclaimed wastewater with its advanced pre‐treatment process combined with Hybrid high brackish high recovery or Seawater Reverse Osmosis System is capable of purifying contaminated water with a variety of complex water quality thereby preventing fouling attacks on membranes & allowing reliable operation with significantly reduced operating expenses and decreased power consumption.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: If STW’s Proprietary ZLD Technology is placed in-line with a Seawater Reverse Osmosis System or used with a geothermal operation, there will be no brine concentrate discharged into the environmentally sensitive local waterways since the system is Zero Liquid Discharge and 95-98%+ of the fresh water is recovered in the process. The waste stream is salt crystals and minerals. This is a completely Blue/Green operation that provides a sustainable supply of power and water for municipal and industrial use.

STW’s Pipeline division uses the latest technology to install new pipelines and repair, maintain and restore oil & gas pipelines (STW Pipeline).

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About Alan Murphy, President of STW Water Process & Technologies

Mr. Murphy, a water industry expert, brings 20+ years of extensive industry experience with various municipal, industrial and commercial water & wastewater treatment facilities in consulting, design, engineering, procurement, operations, management and complete project oversight & construction throughout State of Texas. He has vast knowledge on most up to date innovative technologies which include membrane filtration systems, thermal technologies, Freshwater recovery & reuse, brine discharge treatment systems and others.

Mr. Murphy has been involved in the “hands-on” design, build and/or maintenance of over 300 water reclamation and municipal facilities in Texas and over 700 systems worldwide. He has been intimately involved with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in co-developing pilot policies and procedures. Mr. Murphy is a TCEQ Certified Level 3 Water Treatment Specialist. Mr. Murphy also has established relationships with top tier engineering firms.

Mr. Murphy's unique talent of “out-of-box thinking” complements his ambitions, intelligence, and accomplishments. Mr. Murphy is well versed and involved in several projects currently designed for environmentally conscious technologies to process, treat, reclaim, recover and re-use water. Mr. Murphy has made significant contributions in co-developing cost effective and robust water treatment systems to produce freshwater from highly impaired saline water sources & recycling wastewater—including produced waters, effluent from wastewater water treatment plants & industrial wastewater.

Below are various links that demonstrate Mr. Murphy’s leadership in moving the field of water reclamation & reuse forward:

Alan Murphy discusses the perceived cost of water vs. water's actual value (H2O4Texas):
https://www.facebook.com/h2o4Texas/videos/vb.307694095620/10155731250385621/?type=2&theater

STW Water held a conference call with important corporate updates on June 30, 2015 where Alan Murphy spoke about various projects in which he is currently involved in his efforts for water reclamation and reuse:
https://www.facebook.com/STWRESOURCES/posts/1626763694229932

Below link is to a twitter video for Alan Murphy’s presentation at Texas Water Development Board in January 2015:
https://twitter.com/twdb/status/560822181173526529/photo/1

STW Water successful Demo event in April 2015 under Alan Murphy’s leadership in Austin, Texas:
https://twitter.com/STWRESOURCES/status/598496360149553152/photo/1

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Contacts

STW Resources
Company Contact:
Paul DiFrancesco, 432-687-1811
pauld@stwresources.com
or
Investor Relations:
cleanwater@stwresources.com