SOURCE: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.

June 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Ecosphere Technologies Signs Agreement With Ely & Assoc. and Vanguard to Improve Hydraulic Fracturing Methods in Shale Plays

Oil & Gas Industry Veteran John Ely Joins Forces With Ecosphere

STUART, FL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH), a diversified water engineering and services company announces today that it has officially joined forces with Ely & Associates and Vanguard Stimulation Services to market its Ecosphere Ozonix, EcosFrac, and EcosBrine water treatment services to their energy customers. Ely and Associates is a petroleum engineering company involved in the design and implementation of hydraulic fracturing treatments. Vanguard Stimulations Services provides hydraulic fracturing services to major energy companies.

Ely & Associates supervised more than 4,000 frac treatments in 2008. John Ely, President and CEO, designs hundreds of frac treatments yearly and has been deeply involved in virtually every shale play in the U.S. and has a specialized design process for WaterFracs.

John Ely, CEO of Ely & Assoc., stated: "Recent field tests ending 1Q 2009 conducted by a major energy company in the Woodford Shale resulted in significantly improved well production on 17 wells that the Ecosphere Ozonix and EcosBrine process were used on compared to a similar group of wells completed during 4Q 2008 that the Ecosphere process wasn't used on. The improved well production we have experienced with the Ecosphere process in the Woodford Shale is a function of Ecosphere's Ozonix process removing potentially damaging cations from the water and dissolving scaling material from the formation. It also involves some unique advanced oxidation properties which control any potential development of anerobic bacteria in the formation. The combined advantages of removing virtually all chemicals from WaterFracs including biocide, scale inhibitor, and corrosion inhibitor as well as requiring much less friction reducer, has made the EcosFrac and EcosBrine processes truly a step change in our industry. I am very excited about working closely with Ecosphere and recommending this breakthrough process to our customers. When you can reduce chemicals, increase production, and recycle vital water resources you have a very compelling reason for an energy company to use Ecosphere's technology on every frac job."

Ecosphere Energy Services President Dennis McGuire stated, "John is a trusted and knowledgeable engineer and consultant to the oil & gas industry that can help get our story out there to the folks that matter. John has been a tremendous help guiding us in the design of our equipment since we were first introduced a year ago by one of our energy customers. We are very excited about consummating our relationship with John Ely, Ely & Associates and Vanguard."

Ely's involvement with Ecosphere will be in the consulting area of total fluid treatment for hydraulic fracturing from the fluids used on the frac, recycling of flow back, and finally disposal of the fluid back into the environment. Ely is also the CEO of Vanguard Stimulation Services that will offer the Ecosphere Ozonix, EcosFrac, and EcosBrine services to its customers.

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About Ecosphere Technologies

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH) is a diversified water engineering and services company primarily focused on the natural gas industry. The Company provides water-recycling services to provide clean water for energy companies to extract natural gas from unconventional shale plays. Ecosphere's mission is to identify, create and produce clean technologies that solve a significant industry challenge, improve the quality of life and the environment, and are economically viable. Ecosphere has an extensive portfolio of patented clean technologies that can be purchased and licensed for use in large-scale and sustainable applications across industries, nations and ecosystems. For more information, please visit:

About Ely & Assoc.

Ely and Associates is a unique group of experienced technical personnel specializing in the stimulation of oil and gas wells. The group consists of eleven full time technical employees and four contract employees assigned to specific projects or with special skills not available within the core group. The eleven core individuals have over 235 years of experience in stimulation. Prior to joining Ely and Associates, members have been involved in the development, field introduction, and support of stimulation fluids and systems for major service companies. For more information, please visit:

About Vanguard Stimulation Services

Based in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Vanguard can mobilize over 55,000 hydraulic horsepower pumping units capable of treating at 10,000 psi, four 125-barrel per minute blenders and our on-site sand storage for over 1.5 million pounds of proppant ensures access to high-quality sand. State-of-the-art mobile command units and quality assurance vans maintain peak performance during pumping. Remote data transmission capabilities allow us to transmit real time data to our customer's offices anywhere in the world to facilitate job monitoring by your engineering staff. We offer our clients assistance in all phases of well completion: from recommendations on logging suites and casing programs, to the selection of perforations, to the design and implementation of the stimulation process. For more information, please visit:

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