Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday April 21, 2021

The countdown is on! There are only two weeks left until the 2021 Oilfield Water Markets Conference.

Less than 40 seats at the event are still available.

After a 1.5 year pause for in-person conferences, there is so much to discuss live and in-person with the rest of the industry this May 12-13 in Frisco.

This will be the best PW event of 2021 hands down, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Just listen to the:

  • 300 expected attendees (over 265 seats spoken for in early registration)
  • 57 confirmed speakers
  • 42 confirmed sponsors
  • Leading E&P Operators – decision makers will be there from many large E&Ps (large as in the biggest US producer large) and small E&Ps (as in savvy, nimble privately held operators that punch above their weight in water)
  • Virtually every Water Midstream firm that has a pulse is sending senior executives to Frisco (and most of the top tier midstream firms are speaking and or sponsoring)
  • Tons of great supporting firms that work in the space providing water technology / services, chems, solutions, recycling, pipe, hauling, consulting, legal, banking, data, etc. etc. etc. will be there

Your time is valuable. Don’t settle for anything less than the best event… and don’t wait to register or you might end up on the waiting list (capacity is limited due to social distancing and we will inevitably have to turn late-comers away). The water pros in attendance two weeks from now will be talking about this high quality tradeshow for the rest of the year…

Online Registration Is Still Open Here

Now here is this week’s water news…


News Digest

EOG Resources Is Looking Forward To Oilfield Water Markets Conference

Tom McCormick, PE, Senior Water Resources Engineer, writes: "Looking forward to reconnecting with friends and peers next month. See everyone there!"

Midland Reporter Telegram Pre-Conference Coveragee

Mella McEwen writes: "ESG-focused topics include water management’s identity in a sustainable finance-driven world and the intersection of ESG fund flows and oilfield water management to recycle and reuse. Pragmatic ways to achieve sustainability in oilfield water will also be a topic."

Extreme Drought Set to Displace Winter Storm Uri as the Weather Topic in Texas this Summer

This map shows that the oil and gas industry will likely be faced with higher water costs this year.

Emerging Trends In ESG Finance In The Americas Include Produced Water

As ESG finance evolves across the Americas and the variety of products available to finance corporate climate transition strategies increase, issuers and investors alike are having to weigh up the advantages choosing green bonds versus sustainability-linked bonds.

Escape The Home Office Dungeon And Network Face To Face With 300 Of Your Peers!

Beaten down by zoom meetings and webinars? Escape the home office dungeon and join 300 heavy hitters for REAL, LIVE networking again. Not many passes to this event are left though... see you there.

Partnership between Midland, Pioneer a 'win-win' for West Texas water

The City of Midland and Pioneer Natural Resources celebrated the completion of renovations to the city's water reclamation facility Tuesday.

Conoco Recognizes Canadian Frac Water Treatment Company For "Doing Business Better"

Tiamat Solutions, out of Fort St. John, is one of two Canadian businesses being recognized by ConocoPhillips, a Texas-based natural gas company.

Kurita Acquires Canadian Water-Treatment Company Keytech

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announces that it acquired 100% of the equity interests of Keytech Water Management (Ontario, Canada), a Canadian company that manufactures and sells water treatment chemicals and equipment systems, through Kurita Canada, Inc.

Water Right Assessments Firm Expands Geo-Market Coverage

Western Water Market's Confidential Water Right Assessments are now being offered in Oregon, Montana, and Washington with Aspect Consulting LLC and HydroSolutions Inc.

WATER TALENT POOL: Oilfield Water Logistics Adds Tim Dove to Advisory Board

InstarAGF announced that Tim Dove joined the Oilfield Water Logistics Advisory Board.

WATER TALENT POOL: Former Gravity Oilfield Services Chief Appointed To Lead Nuverra

Patrick Bond, Nuverra's new CEO, will be based in Houston, not in the company's primary headquarters in Arizona.

WATER TALENT POOL: Justin Pratt Named Vice President Of Business Development at Pilot Water Solutions

This is the same title Justin held at Felix Water before the Pilot acquisition.

WATER TALENT POOL: Permian Water Midstream Firm Looking

FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION with a Leading Water Midstream Private Equity, based out of Jal, Hobbs, Eunice or Carlsbad. Possibly Artesia, Midland or Odessa.

WATER TALENT POOL: Former Frac Water Treatment Plant Owner, Lue Ann Pawlick, Dies of Cancer

Pawlick was a linchpin for economic development in Mon Valley.

BP Hitting Grand Slam in Reducing Permian Emissions by Switching to Electricity from Natural Gas

BP plc, which is aiming to eliminate natural gas flaring in the Lower 48 by 2025 on its transition to becoming a zero-emissions producer, said it has taken a big step toward that goal with a state-of-the-art facility in the Permian Basin.

UofL receives $8.6 million from the CDC for COVID-19 wastewater research

The University of Louisville has received $8.6 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to back research that could help health departments use wastewater to monitor the rate of COVID-19 infection.

A New Frac Outfit Joins The Fray In An Oversupplied US Pressure Pumping Market [Chart Of The Day]

While some attrition is occurring, marginal HHP is also finding its way back into the market – sometimes with new ownership – and older/commodity HHP can bid very competitively for spot work when seeking new life (which keeps pricing gains in check). Case in point...

Join Us For Face-To-Face Networking & Learning At The Biggest Produced Water Event Of The Year This May!

The biggest names in oilfield water management will be there talking full-cycle water management, a topic of interest to many Infill Thinking readers.

Effective deployment of halite inhibitors offers preservation of fresh water.

Effective deployment of halite inhibitors offers preservation of fresh water.

Groups appeal plan to pump oilfield waste into aquifer

Conservation groups are challenging Wyoming’s approval of an energy company’s plan to inject oilfield waste into an underground aquifer, telling federal regulators the state plan fails to meet Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Finds Violation of the Automatic Stay with Reservation of Rights Letters Sent to Non-Debtors

US Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath finds that Caliber Measurement Services LLC, Caliber Midstream Fresh Water Partners LLC, and Caliber North Dakota LLC violated the automatic stay by sending “reservation of rights” letters to third parties that were providing services allegedly in violation of agreements between Caliber and Nine Point Energy Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, NPE)...

Panel Preview: 'The Private E&P Operator Perspective On Water Management Optimization.'

Speakers include: Phillip Douget from Primexx Energy Partners, Ltd.; Sean Puryear from Permian Oilfield Partners; Patrick Knapp from Jackson Walker LLP; and Bentsen Falb from Raymond James

Panel Preview: 'Large E&P Operators Talking Water Trends, Risks, & Opportunities'

Speakers include: Tyler Hussey, from Apache Corporation; Matt Spicer, from Matador Resources Company / San Mateo Midstream; Jessica Barton, from Marathon Oil Corporation; Ben Magouyrk, from Chesapeake Energy; and Jason Schumacher, from Locke Lord LLP

Marcellus Drilling (-) & Completion (+) Activity Trends

This chart maps drilling permits (dark blue) vs. rig count (light blue) and monthly completions (orange). At a glance, the trend is fairly negative for drilling which is stagnant and lackluster but more positive for completions which have decoupled from the drilling doldrums.

California Gov Orders Fracing Permit Ban

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom will ban new hydraulic fracturing permits in the coming years as the state pushes to eliminate net greenhouse-gas emissions by 2045. When does that recall vote happen again?

Oilfield Water Markets Conference Organizers Recognize Hydrozonix as Lunch + Gold Sponsor

Wanted to tip our hats today to Hydrozonix LLC - the lunch sponsor (plus a gold sponsor) at our fast approaching Oilfield Water Markets conference, May 12-13 in Frisco.

Conference App To Include Delegate List And Other Important Details / Data

As buzz builds for the fast approaching Oilfield Water Markets Conference (May 11-13 in Frisco), several registered attendees are asking about the attendee list, which is trending to 300+. This will be provided as a value-add to all registered attendees through the conference's app. Our software team is developing the app now, and it will contain tons of valuable data. Thanks to our app sponsor automatize for making this resource possible!

When Booking Travel, Remember To Leave Time For Golf!

Gentle reminder - don't book your flight out from the conference on May 13th too early in the day! The TopGolf outing from 1pm to 3pm is a tremendous business development opportunity, plus it'll be a lot of fun!

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