Oilfield Water Weekly

Wednesday September 1, 2021

Save the date March 10-11, 2022, because we are excited to announce today that the two-day Oilfield Water Markets Conference will return to Dallas next year for a second year running! This is a continuation of the event that brought face-to-face networking back to the sector this year and if you were one of this year’s 350+ attendees you know you can’t miss this in 2022.

General attendance registration will open online on October 15th for the 2nd Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference. Sponsor registration is open online now, and we are pleased to announce event’s first sponsor signup already – thanks to Hydra-Cell Seal-less Pumps for jumping on board early as a Gold Sponsor.

Meanwhile, momentum is building for the one-day October 15, 2021 Industry Update conference we are hosting at the Houstonian. We encourage everyone to check out the stellar agenda and sponsor lineup if you haven’t lately here. This is coming together great, and on pace to sell-out. There is still time to register at the early-signup rate if you haven’t done so yet.

And now this week’s news…


News Digest

Oilfield Water Connection Announces 2022 Conference - [Save The Date March 10-11, 2022]

The Oilfield Water Markets Conference (the premier event series in U.S. water midstream drawing over 350 senior professionals in 2021) will continue in its second year March 10-11, 2022 in Dallas. General registration opens October 15, 2021, and sponsor registration is open online now...

B3 Market Intel: 6 Key Takeaways From A Permian Year In Review

2020 was superlative in the worst and most unexpected ways as multiple black swan events wreaked havoc in rapid succession. Our market report analyzes the impact of 2020 and 2021 and how to prepare for the coming year.

Did you feel that? 3.7 Magnitude earthquake hits northwest of Midland

USGS reported an earthquake northwest of Midland just after 10 p.m. Monday.

How Injecting Wastewater Likely Caused 1,971 Earthquakes Near Pecos

Data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) show there were zero earthquakes in the Pecos area in 2010. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 1,971 1.5-magnitude or higher earthquakes in that region.

Investigation into southeast Oklahoma earthquakes continues as ground continues to shake

The ground is still shaking as regulators' investigation into a potential link between earthquakes and a now-idled saltwater disposal well continues.

As RFQ Season Approaches In Shale… Some Food For Thought

In October, oilfield vendor inboxes will fill with emails from customers asking for pricing / bid invitations and volume commitments if awarded.

Over-Ruling The Rule of Capture in Texas Groundwater Law

New Gabriel Collins Slide Deck -- “Over-Ruling the Rule of Capture: What Can Texas Learn From 10 Other States’ Groundwater Law Updates?"

Yesterday Was "Protect Your Groundwater Day"

Protect Your Groundwater Day serves as an annual reminder for water well owners to test, tend, and treat their private water systems. NGWA encourages annual inspections of private water systems by certified water well contractors to ensure systems are operating correctly and producing safe and healthy water.

TCEQ Releases 2020 Groundwater Monitoring & Contamination Report

Annual report on the quality of groundwater in Texas. Lists all current groundwater-contamination cases in the state and their enforcement status.

ESG Frac Fleets Are Suddenly Everywhere. Here’s Why…

The speed of re-fleeting with emissions-friendly equipment has been remarkable with a much larger percent of the US frac fleet getting an ESG makeover from 2020-2022 than many folks probably realize.

A section of earth between Imperial and Ft. Stockton is collapsing, and it’s taking a highway with it

“The polluted groundwater zone is expanding,” Wight said. “It stretches for several miles."

Oilfield trucking problematic

Spokesmen for four Odessa companies say stricter U.S. Department of Transportation rules, ballooning insurance rates and the difficulty of young drivers' qualifying for oilfield jobs is making it harder to stay in the business of hauling water and sand, moving drilling rigs and running such specialty vehicles as swab rigs, winch trucks, vacuum trucks and "hot shot" pickups to take urgently needed supplies to rigs, oil and gas plants, area cities and other customers.

Marcellus Potable Water Shortage As Treatment Plants Go Down Amid Floods

Aqua Pennsylvania is asking customers throughout its southeastern Pennsylvania service area to discontinue nonessential water use until further notice as the utility works to restore normal operations at two major water treatment plants that sustained damage due to the devastating floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Produced water leak spills 1,500 gallons near Marmarth

Continental Resources reported that 1,500 gallons of produced water were spilled due to a tank malfunction.

Re-engineered Technology Cleans Produced Water for Green Use

Wyoming-based Encore Green Environmental Technologies and Licensing (EGETL) began with a dream of taking a former nuisance substance – produced water – and turning it into an asset for use in restoring rangeland in dry western states. This would benefit producers, landowners and the climate/environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda equally.

Permian Rhapsody, Encore Edition - Plains All American Targets Long-Term Growth From Key Shale Infrastructure

In the absence of large capital projects, Plains’ revenue growth largely depends upon filling its existing infrastructure with increasing volumes from its “crown jewel”: the company’s extensive infrastructure in the Permian Basin, the only U.S. region where drilling activity is expected to increase and where PAA derives more than 70% of its transportation volumes.

Natural Gas Pipeline Blast and Ensuing Price Spikes Put U.S. West Vulnerability on Full Display

In a market at the forefront of the energy transition, natural gas price signals in the western United States instead are incentivizing the construction of newbuild pipeline capacity, according to RBN Energy LLC.

Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure Inc. Announces the Filing of Fiscal First Quarter 2022 Results and Operations Overview

Revenue increased by $4.2 million, with Adjusted EBITDA down by $0.5 million, respectively, over the same period in the prior year related to increased costs of divestiture and expansion activities in the water midstream division, while the rentals division maintained margin percentages

DE NORA COMPLETES HISTORIC PRODUCED WATER RECYCLING PROJECT

De Nora announced the completion of phase one of its Delaware Basin Wastewater Recycling Project, achieving produced water rates exceeding 140,000 barrels per day – a total of more than 5 million barrels over a 30-day period.

WVU Extension is offering a free water-testing workshop

The Institute of Water Security and Science and the Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory at West Virginia University are joining forces to offer a workshop about water testing.

WATER TALENT POOL: CDX New Hire - Kurt Treadway

CDX welcomes Kurt Treadway to the CDX family. Kurt joins us as our Technical Services Manager.

WATER TALENT POOL: Basic Cuts

A Fort Worth-headquartered oilfield service company that has filed for bankruptcy protection twice in five years has suggested that it may cut the jobs of about 1,400 employees who work in three states.

Poof! Plans underway to transform sewage into electricity, clean water

South Orange County water district host to innovative technology.

SPEAKER NEWS: Beau Egert

Excited to be a part of the conversation. Water sustainability remains critical in the development of oil and gas assets. Oilfield Water Connection

SPEAKER NEWS: Michael Blankenship

Looking forward to this great event that I will be part of next month! Please join this informative conference in Houston. As many know, in addition to my robust SPAC practice, I also work with many energy clients (both traditional and energy transition). We have a strong energy practice at Winston & Strawn LLP.

SPEAKER NEWS: Jason Jennaro

Breakwater Energy Partners is pleased to announce that Jason Jennaro, our CEO, will be a featured speaker at the Oilfield Water Connection 3rd Annual Industry Update!

SPEAKER NEWS: Dick Lonquist

Come out and see Dick Lonquist at the upcoming Oilfield and Water Industry Update! He will be on the panel for "Carbon Capture's Overlap With Water Midstream Spells Opportunity".

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